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Sustainability Action in Early Childhood Settings - 2nd edn

Incorporating sustainability in early learning, development and wellbeing

Australia's Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF V2.0) and the National Quality Standard (2018) recognise the natural and exciting role of sustainability in children's learning, development and wellbeing.

Whether taking early steps or building on current practices, this book is a must-have guide for early years educators. It's also relevant to school environments and to lecturers and students in training and tertiary institutions. It aims to embed practices that influence the sustainability of early years programs and the wider community. These align with EYLF principles and practices and NQS quality areas.

The book begins by describing sustainability and climate change. It then explores 10 environmental and social aspects, including connections they share and suggested actions. The aspects focus on: 

  • Ecological footprint - biodiversity, water, energy, air and transport and waste 
  • Social handprint - children's wellbeing, Australia's First Nations cultures and perspectives, diversity and inclusion, community and partnerships, and economics. 

Order Sustainability Action to take the first steps or extend your current understanding of sustainability in the early years. 

Ages: 1-5 | Pages: 124 | Code: TS0329 | ISBN: 9781922530905

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Sally Sneddon

Sally Sneddon’s career has taken her across Australia, working with a range of organisations to lead environmental education activities, sustainability programs, nature conservation projects, community development outcomes and action on climate change. Sustainability Action in Early Childhood Settings came about from her role as manager of the Little Green Steps program in Western Australia. In this hands-on program, Sally worked in early childhood settings with early years professionals, community-based organisations, local governments and agencies to support staff and involve children in everyday actions for sustainability.

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Anne Pettit

Anne Pettit has a background in science and is a qualified and experienced home sustainability assessor and sustainable living educator for all ages from early years to seniors. Pursuing her interests in science, nature, gardening, waste, creativity, literacy and the arts, she has a breadth of experience working in and with small business, local government and not-for-profits, developing programs and materials and delivering engaging sessions that explore and share ideas and activities, with sustainability and its many connections at heart.