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Practising Sustainability

At Dragonfly’s Early Learning, we place great emphasis on raising awareness about sustainability in early childhood education. It’s vital to educate children about the impact of their actions on the environment. Our dedicated educators work diligently to incorporate environmental education into the daily routines and practices of the children. Through this, we aim to nurture a deep appreciation for the natural environment, providing a foundation for ongoing and new learning experiences.

The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In our pursuit of a sustainable future, we instil the principles of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” in our young learners. Educators creatively introduce these concepts through play, allowing children to incorporate their newfound knowledge into their daily lives. This not only reduces waste but also instils eco-conscious habits.

Repurposing Paper

One exciting way we implement sustainability in our learning centre is by repurposing paper. We’ve taken a whole bin of paper scraps and repurposed it to create new paper, perfect for crafting handmade cards.

The Joy of Being Useful

It’s amazing how something as simple as repurposing paper can ignite excitement in children. When given the task of saving newspapers and paper scraps, the children attending our child care service eagerly participate, understanding the value of their actions.

Exploring the Recycling Process

Engaging discussions follow our recycling activities, where we explain how paper can be recycled to make new products. We emphasise how this process contributes to saving our precious trees and keeping the air clean. It’s a valuable lesson that our young learners carry with them.

Hands-On Paper Repurposing

The children used an entire bin of paper scraps collected from earlier activities, adding water and pressing the paper to repurpose it. The newly created paper will find a second life in crafting handmade cards, contributing to our commitment to sustainability and teaching children that every small action counts in preserving our environment.

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