Many Childcare centres have tokenistic animals in their centres but why do we have them.
When children care for living things whether it be our animals our gardens or each other they learn responsibility, relationships, compassion and empathy among many other things.
Here at Murdock Early Education Schools we are conscious of these benefits and have designed our environments / play yards for your children to be hands on and delight in nature discovering its fragility and resilience, cycles and learn about our biological imprint and to have the opportunity to engage with living creatures. Furthermore our team of Educators foster an appreciation of the natural environment developing environmental awareness providing a platform for ongoing environmental education. (EYLF Outcome 2 NQS QA3.2 3.3.1 3.3.2)
Does your centre