Young Children and the Environment: Early Education for Sustainability

Resource Category: Curriculum/Resource Guides

This curriculum tackles one of the biggest contemporary issues of our times - the changing environment - and demonstrates how early education can contribute to sustainable living. An essential text for students in early childhood education and a practical resource for preschool educators and primary school teachers, it is designed to promote education for sustainability from Birth to 8 years.

This second edition illustrates the difference that early childhood educators can make by working with children, their families and the wider community to tackle the contemporary issue of sustainable living. It has been substantially revised and updated, with a new section exploring sustainability education in a variety of global contexts.  Researched and written by authors recognised as leaders in their own countries, this section provides readers with international resources and perspectives to further their teaching in early childhood education for sustainability. The text engages with new curriculum initiatives that place greater emphasis on educating for sustainability, and equips educators with knowledge to work with this revised content. It remains accessibly written with early childhood case studies, vignettes and ‘provocations’ to engage readers and to inspire new ways of thinking about the environment, the wider world, young children and the transformative power of early education.