The NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network (ECEEN) is a community of educators, families and children striving to create living and learning spaces within our communities that reflect and encourage sustainable practises.
Education for sustainability (EfS) aims to promote a sense of responsibility, respect, empowerment, active participation, enquiry and social change. It’s a holistic approach that fits well into quality early childhood settings.
ECEEN supports our members with our regular Seedlings newsletters, access to our library of resources including your free copy of Eco Smart for Early Childhood and the revised 2015 Family Day Care version.
For those who would like a copy of our computer interactive Eco Smart for Early Childhood to assist you develop a sustainable Quality Improvement Plan, it is as easy as joining under the membership tab.
Enter the annual SPROuTs awards and join other members at our social functions. Case studies of winning entries in the members library.
Send your SPROuTS entries before 31st July 2017
In addition ECEEN provides a range of training and support options at a discount for members including our well respected conferences. Download our current training brochure
Becoming a member of ECEEN also supports the advocacy we provide to governments ensuring Environmental Sustainability is considered in the development of policy impacting on Early Childhood. ECEEN advocated for the formation of an Australian and Indo Pacific Alliance for Early Childhood Education for Sustainability Networks. This Alliance strives to keep EfS for ECE in the forefront of policy decision making.
For your 2017 Sustainability Events Calendar created by ECEEN to assist you please click on this link.
If you are a current member and have you forgotten your password please contact us.
Download a copy of the 2016 Research: Elliot, McCrea, Newsome and Gaul,
Examining environmental education in NSW early childhood education services. Managed through ECEEN with funds from the NSW Environmental Trust.