Cover of Cultivating Joy and Wonder bookA guide for bringing education for sustainability into early childhood classrooms through engaging activities, essays, and resources that encourage children to explore and engage in the world around them. It's the product of Shelburne Farms’ years of experience in early childhood education and sustainability, both on the farm and with our partners, the Sustainability Academy and King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont. It includes:

  • 75+ facilitated learning experiences organized around four threads flowing through the seasons: Who Are We?, Who Lives Here?, What’s Happening?, and How Are We Connected?
  • background on the promising practices and approaches to education for sustainability adapted to be developmentally appropriate for early childhood classrooms
  • educator essays sharing their experiences with education for sustainability
  • an appendix packed with handouts to support and extend the learning experiences

Purchase a spiral-bound copy of the book.

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