Sustainability within the Kindy program
One of MPC's core tenets is sustainability.
As stated in our philosophy, one of the aims is to support children's exploration of the natural world and foster sustainable practices. Over the last few years we have actively sought to increase our understandings about children's play in the natural environment and connections between children's love of nature and desire to look after our world. Parents, children and staff have collaboratively undertaken a variety of projects to improve gardens, play spaces and sustainability practices and we continue to investigate possibilities.
Sustainable practices are embedded in our everyday routine. Children's understanding and knowledge about sustainability grow when they know why they're undertaking sustainable practice such as turning off the lights before going outside to play. Processes such as sorting the rubbish provide an opportunity to promote learning about what can be added to the worm farm or compost bin, what can be re-used at kindy and what needs to be added to landfill. Decisions about sustainability can often be complex and not clear-cut however we endeavour to use opportunities as they arise to highlight the impact of our chioces and what we can do to help look after our world.
|Emptying the fruit scraps into the worm farm or compost bin is part of our routine.||The children help bottle the juice from our "Worm Farm""and sell to parents for a "gold coin donation".|