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Research in education tells us that children learn best when they are highly interested, active and help make decisions about their learning. By learning through hands-on, sensory and real-life experiences about ANZAC Day, the little ones will have an opportunity to appreciate the importance of this commemorative occasion, and the part it plays in building peace in communities today.
Childcare centres have a fantastic opportunity not only to educate children about being energy-aware, but also to ‘walk the talk’ every day.
And let’s not forget that energy savings translate into lower operating costs, which can benefit both the business and families. STEP Learning Resources highlights five easy ways childcare centres can save on energy now and in the future.
As educators, we welcome the National Quality Standard’s recognition of the close connection between the physical environments in childcare centres and the quality of the education and care programs they provide. We know all too well how poorly designed learning spaces and ancillary areas (e.g. nappy change, bottle preparation, sleep rooms) hinder our work with the children and negatively affect our own wellbeing.