Quick summary: This activity is designed to help your early childhood service conduct a sustainability audit. This activity includes all the information you need to conduct an audit as well as a range of ways to involve children and extend their learning. You can then use the results of your audit to improve how sustainability is being embedded into your service by staff, children and families.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
This audit has been developed in partnership with CERES Community Environment Park. CERES provides programs for learners of every age and background to help them acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. This not-for-profit organisation works with kids, teachers, youth and adults at the CERES site and in early childhood, schools and universities around Victoria (and across the world). Find out more at www.ceres.org.au
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
3. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies, and natural and processed materials
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
1. Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
3. Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
- Additional Information – Biodiversity
- Additional Information – Energy
- Additional Information – Water
- Additional Information – Waste
Cool Australia would like to acknowledge the support of the Seedlings Early Years Education for Sustainability (EYEfS) program.