Early Years Learning Resource Kits Success Story 30/07/15
Results from a follow up survey show how the Early Years Learning (EYL) Resource Kits, developed by EnviroCom, are assisting Early Learning Centres to review and improve their waste management practices.
Results from the follow-up survey, distributed to ELCs six months after receiving a copy of the EYL Resource Kits, show that 95% of survey respondents agreed that the tools and resources in the EYL Resource Kits have enabled their centres to review and improve waste management practices over the last 6 months. As an example, 20% of centres that engaged with tools in the EYL Resource kits decreased the number of general waste bins or general waste services, 15% started a new commingled recycling service and 35% increased the number of commingled recycling bins.
Survey responses also showed that the EYL Resource Kits assisted centre staff with their understanding, confidence and capacity to deliver effective waste education. 80% of respondents noticed a change in the children’s behaviour in relation to their understanding and awareness of waste generation and waste disposal.
All survey respondents agreed that the EYL Resource Kit assisted their centre to meet the Early Years Learning Framework sustainability education and assessment goals and objectives.
The Survey results prove that the suite of education tools included in the EYL Resource Kits allows early years educators to identify opportunities for waste reduction across the Centre, whilst at the same time delivering relevant and engaging educational experiences to the children in their care.