Little Green Steps WA is a not for profit program that supports Education for
Sustainability (EfS) in early learning centres in Western Australia. This includes
childcare centres, preschools, family day care, kindergartens, after school
care and long day care services for children aged 0-8 years.
Little Green Steps WA (LGS WA) is working together with an extensive range of educational resources, networks and local communities towards our common goal of giving children the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on their lives and their environment.
By linking to the National Quality Standards (NQS), Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Australian Curriculum (AC) sustainable practices aren’t about adding more to your busy schedule, it’s simply changing how you do things and we show you how.
As you already know the first few years of a child’s life are integral to their overall learning and development. Sustainability is nationally considered to be a fundamental part of this early childhood development. In order to teach about sustainability we help you understand not only what it means, but why it is important and how to demonstrate these values on a daily basis. Along with their families the staff in the early years services are the children’s most significant role models.
To assist you with understanding and implementing sustainable practices in your centre, school or service we offer support, workshops, resources, information and advice. For our members this website provides a forum to get connected with other educators, managers, directors to share ideas, support and encourage each other.
Together we will continue to take those little steps towards a more sustainable practice; regardless of what stage you are at in your journey.
By working together, we can set our children up with the tools to help us create a more sustainable future for all.
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