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Why do young children need to know about climate change?

By Tracy Young


This article is an excerpt from a paper written in consultation with ECA Victoria's Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Group, which provides responses to common questions and concerns about climate change that early childhood educators are likely to face. The article covers such questions as: are we really sure that climate change is happening? How does learning about global warming help children prepare for school? Does an environmental program mean that children cannot play with water? What kinds of things happen in environmental sustainability programs at children's services? How does this take place with babies, toddlers and young children? The author concludes with some suggestions for engaging young children in climate change at a local level

Topics: Child care centres, Climate, Climate change, Early childhood education, Environmental education, Infants, Preschool children, Preschool education, Sustainable development, Water resources, Weather
Publisher: Early Childhood Australia
Year: 2007
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