What Going Green means for Kids Club
Awareness about climate change and the need to adopt environmentally sustainable practices, has grown rapidly in the recent years. At Kids Club we have adopted ‘green principles’ as part of a broader sustainability movement. We aim to develop your child’s understanding of their impact on the environment. We value this as the first step towards providing your child with the necessary skills to be a part of the sustainable changes.
At Kids Club we teach your child about caring for their natural environment through a range of rich opportunities, hands on learning experiences about nature and the environment.
Green Changes at Kids Club
Firstly we educate your child about the environment. Environmental education is a part of our Kids Club Education for Life Program encouraging your child to take part in green movements on a daily basis.
We have developed a sustainability management plan, where by we manage the following
- Energy and water consumption
- A recycling program
- Waste management
- Non-toxic cleaning chemicals
- Garden and vegetable patches
- Communicate with local communities sharing advice and input
- Conservation activities.
With the children we discuss their understandings of current environmental issues, we also communicate with families, seeking their input and suggestions on how we can become “greener”. A lot of brain storming is done at Kids Club as we are constantly trying to reduce reuse and recycle.
At Kids Club we are always making green changes and we love to hear from our communities and families as to how they think we can better our green practices.
A Green Education
At Kids Club we utilise the space we have to its maximum capabilities. We are seeing children as active participants in their learning who are responsible for maintaining the beauty of our spaces, they are encouraged to look after our green spaces, helping to maintain the garden and the plants. They can use the hose or our gardening tools.
We love connecting with nature and creating a herb garden that we can use in our kitchen! The children are always very excited to observe our garden growing and this instills a sense of responsibility and maturity in them. Some Centers have also started a worm farm to use as a fertiliser for our soil.
Gardening is also relaxing and fun!