The material resources for the ‘Seedlings - Early Years Education for Sustainability’ program are now available for all Early Childhood services to access.
While the City of Port Phillip is responsible for housing and distributing the Seedlings resources, we are not able to mentor services outside of the municipal boundary.
The Seedlings resources include:
- Milestone checklist
- Case studies
- Sustainability Philosophy examples
- Loose Parts Play manuals
- Energy, Water, Waste data collection worksheet
The program framework is designed for flexible delivery and allows a range of services to use the same approach. Suitable services include centre-based education and care (childcare and kindergarten), playgroups, Family Day Care and Maternal and Child Health services.
To request the digital folder of Seedlings resources, please send your enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 9209 6690.
Find out about the importance of nature play on children’s brain development and access resources to help you incorporate nature play activities with your child. Watch our webinar.
Australia's first carbon neutral kindergarten
Albert Park Preschool has become the first certified carbon neutral early childhood service in Australia.We worked with them over the past 5 years as part of Seedlings to reach this milestone which also included reducing their gas use to zero, cutting electricity consumption by 59%, water by 71% and waste by over 50%.The children play a big role, including reading the electricity meters, distributing organic waste to the four worm farms on site, and caring for the community garden.
To achieve carbon neutrality the kindergarten partnered with us to identify and implement opportunities to reduce emissions. Actions included installing solar panels, solar batteries, a solar heat pump and energy efficient LED lighting.
In recognition of this huge achievement together, we recently won the 2019 Cities Power Partnerships Award for community engagement.
Clarendon Children’s Centre
It’s official, Clarendon Children’s Centre are excellent and they’ve got the rating to prove it.One of the keys to their success is their approach to embedding sustainability in their teaching practice and the way they operate.
Find out how they do it.
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