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Exploring sustainability at Jack and Jill Kindergarten


Here at Jack and Jill we implement a sustainability plan to involve the children in the process of learning about nature, the environment, animals and the planet.

 

Sustainability can be defined as a way to be more resourceful with nature and teaches children about being mindful of the environment. If it is something that should last forever, it is something that we should support and sustain. Helping them understand more about the environment encourages them to be involved in the process of sustainability.

Our garden journey

At Jack and Jill Kindergarten, we believe in fostering a deep connection between children and the natural world. Our hands-on programs involve the children in learning to grow their own food, teaching them the basics of planting, nurturing, and harvesting fresh produce. Through these activities, children gain a practical understanding of where their food comes from and the importance of healthy eating.

 

We educate our children on sustainable practices by teaching them how to use our composting bins and maintain our thriving worm farm. These activities not only demonstrate the process of recycling organic waste into valuable compost but also instill a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship in the young minds.

Composting

Composting is the process of breaking down organic materials such as food scraps and yard waste, into a nutrient-rich soil that can enrich soil in gardens and farms.

 

By teaching children about composting they learn about the benefits of reducing waste, recycling and returning nutrients to the soil. This helps them develop a greater appreciation for the environment, gain practical fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and foundations of science.

 

Additionally, composting can help children understand the connection between healthy soil and healthy food, important for their long-term health and well-being.

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