Early Childhood Education Programming and Pathways to Stewardship and Kinship Model – Raising Healthy Children for a Healthy Planet
A Workshop for Designing ECE post-secondary programs with a focus on sustainability, by incorporating an Early Childhood Education Program model for raising the next generation of stewards.
The challenges facing our children seem daunting and overwhelming. And clearly the response needs to be systemic, integrated and comprehensive. The Pathways to Stewardship & Kinship model is an innovative, multi-sectoral approach to sustainability education that involves stakeholders within the entire region from a variety of sectors including education, Indigenous Leaders, health, conservation, post-secondary institutions and many others. This workshop will focus on experiential learning in the natural environment, including tools, practical examples and case studies regarding the Pathways to Stewardship& Kinship Framework and Fleming’s Eco-mentorship model. These programs represent a unique experience in delivering Early Childhood Education Programming as a partner in the Peterborough Kawartha Halliburton Region, with a focus on sustainability.
In 2016, the Peterborough Kawartha and Haliburton Region was designated as a United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Sustainability Education. One of the goals of the RCE is: “To implement age-appropriate sustainability and stewardship education frameworks from pre-school to secondary school, in both formal and informal settings”
Register here Deadline is May 8, 2018.
Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.