Early Years sustainable development goals
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed has committed to telling world leaders about the developments by “Action Partners of the Global Day to Act4SDGs. See her thank you message here…
The aim of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals is to
“secure a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and equitable life on earth for everyone now and in the future.”
The Early Years Education for Sustainable Development Award
The Education People in collaboration with Kent County Council and an international lead have developed a new programme to introduce Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to the Early Years and Childcare Sector for the benefit of young children and their families. The award links to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is available nationally and potentially internationally.
The Early Years Sustainable Development Award enables settings to gain accreditation, whilst practitioners, children and their families receive certification in recognition of their active involvement.
The Award comprises an audit tool to be used in the setting, activity booklets for children and their families, training for early years staff and ongoing mentoring support.
The ESD Activity Booklet
Inspires and broadens children’s minds
Promotes children’s self esteem
Strengthens partnership working with families/carers and promotes continuity of learning between home and the setting
Incentivises a family approach to learning and exploring
Promotes sustainable behaviours at home and in the wider community
The ESD Audit Tool
Sets up learning opportunities which link to the Sustainable Development Goals
Enhances an appreciation of the immediate environment and the wider world
Promotes new skills and concepts for children and adults
Encourages positive attitudes and habits
Strengthens community awareness and fosters links
Assists financial sustainability
For more information or to register for the award please e mail EducationSustainableDev@theeducationpeople.org
Early Years Global Action Programme
The Education People in collaboration with Kent County Council have developed a Global Action Programme to introduce early years settings to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The programme operates on a rolling basis focussing on individual SDG’s providing information, advice and practical activities. This enables early years professionals to raise awareness and introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to pre-school children in an age appropriate way.
In addition to the presentations, activities and networking opportunities early years providers can view a wide range of innovative installations and inspiring displays incorporating ‘living’ and natural materials.
The programme has raised awareness and excitement with Early Years settings in Kent with 100 nurseries already registered providing a potential reach of some 4,000 pre-school children!
For more information and to register for the Global Action Programme please email Lesley.email@example.com
We are already seeing amazing things happening everywhere at #Act4SDGs. It is incredibly inspiring to see the joint efforts of the global movement on this special day, please click here for more information.