We share our planet with 8.7 million species! That’s 6.5 million species on land and 2.2 million in our oceans. Together these species create the web of life upon which human life depends. But today, up to half of all species are threatened by the result of human activity including climate change, deforestation, trafficking and poaching, habitat loss, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few.
We’ve got a new read for you! Check out the latest edition of the Early Education News, featuring some of Dr Brenda Abbey’s Top Tips on How to Create Natural Indoor Learning Spaces. Click here to download your own copy.
Easter is a joyful time of year for both children and educators, with its hat parades, egg hunts, chocolate wrappers, egg decorating and all sorts of other creative and engaging activities going on. It’s a great time for crafters but it’s so easy to run out of ideas. That’s why we’re dedicating this blog to Easter craft projects, showing you 5 different ways to express your passion for this wonderful celebration. Get creative with the coolest pre-school craft ever!
Harmony Day, 21 March 2019
A strong sense of individual identity can be encouraged through engaging in activities that stimulate shared identities. Harmony day is an important time for children and educators to embrace the local community and engage in conversations about inclusion, respect & helping others. Thinking about children around the world and the need for us to all work together will ensure a healthy and happy world, and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Welcome to another year with your Early Learning supply partner, STEP4.
The office here at STEP is buzzing with excitement this month as we embarked on the exciting and challenging journey of Steptember to raise vital funds for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
With Spring, comes the release of the Early Education News Edition 11! Providing you with hints & tips on how to turn your dream new childcare centre fitout into a reality. Click here to download your own copy.
Take a sneak peak at the latest edition of the Early Education News below and Click here to download your own copy.
STEP – helping to make every day an adventure
Big Day Out Care & Education on the Sunshine Coast offers childcare to children from 6 weeks of age to school age. When the operator, Pam Maclean, established the centre, she used STEP Learning Resources to help her make “every day an adventure” at Big Day Out.
The National Quality Standard (NQS), Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and My Time, Our Place (MTOP) require educators to ensure children spend sufficient time with nature to connect with it, develop respect for it and, with their educators’ support, learn how to care for nature and its creatures.