Tag Archives: environment

Sustainability as the norm in early childhood settings

This article was written in the midst of extreme weather events and bushfires that are again reminding Australians that climate change is real; neither politicians, nor early childhood educators can ignore the imperative of sustainability. As I and others have advocated (Davis, 2010), there is a unique opportunity in early childhood settings to culturally embed […]

Exploring and connecting with nature

Educators at Goodstart Red Hill had long admired forest kindergartens from afar, never really considering how that might look in an Australian setting. Then they realised they had an amazing and diverse environment right on their doorstep. Skye Devereaux, Early Childhood Teacher and Educational Leader, writes how Goodstart Red Hill developed their Nature Space program. […]

Empowering children through empowering choices

One of the most painful life lessons we learn as we grow is that while we are free to choose our actions, we are not free from the consequences of them. How can early childhood professionals foster environments where children are encouraged and supported to make meaningful and significant choices and be agents for real […]

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