We believe that children need to learn about the environment and the importance of taking very good care of the world right from the start. It helps to develop sustainable patterns early and to initiate conversations at home to improve the understanding and practices in all aspects of their lives.
The children at Hastings Preschool and Long Day Care Centre learn how to conserve energy, water and resources and are becoming good recyclers. Educators explain why we turn the taps and lights off and why we recycle. We discuss what we can recycle and what we can’t in our day to day routine. Conversations lead to projects that cover the importance of looking after our planet. We have significantly reduced the amount of plastic in the centre and use natural materials whenever we are able to.