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Free online sustainable education course now available for ECEC services

by Freya Lucas

September 21, 2023

Kristianstad University, OMEP Europe, and edChild have announced the launch of Sustainability from the Start, a free online course on sustainable education which will empower educators to play a crucial role in nurturing environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.


“We are providing early childhood educators worldwide with the tools and knowledge to foster a sustainable mindset in young learners,” Ingrid Engdahl, a representative from OMEP Sweden explained.


Exclusively available in the ECE Academy App Sustainability from the Start has a number of key features, including: 


  • Eight comprehensive, user-friendly modules delving into various aspects of sustainable development


  • Engaging activities designed for educators and children to explore and learn together. The course includes ‘Friends’ characters, seamlessly integrating sustainability concepts into teaching methods


  • Insights drawn from leading researchers in the field of sustainable development in early childhood education


For Jessica, a preschool teacher from Sweden, the course has been “an easy way to start helping the planet to feel better.” 


Diane, a preschool teacher from Ireland, said the course has been an opportunity to enhance her knowledge of biodiversity and sustainability. 


Sustainability from the Start enables practical implementation, combining professional development and activities on environmental, economic, and social sustainability, and empowers and equips educators to share their knowledge with children, families, and colleagues, and to inspire young learners to become environmental stewards.


Sustainability from the Start has been available since September 1st, 2023, in the ECE Academy App (AppStore / Google Play), offered in multiple languages, catering to a diverse global audience and curricula. 


For more information about the course please visit or email [email protected] 

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