New free online course: "Sustainability from the Start"

ESD for ECE – Sustainability from the Start:

An online education for preschool teachers

Are you interested in Education for Sustainable Development? Join the new course Sustainability from the Start which is available in the App ECE Academy.
The course is free of charge, thanks to funding from the European Union. So just download the app and get started! Benefit from the knowledge of pioneering researchers in the field of education for sustainable development for early childhood education.
There are eight Comprehensive Modules to explore, each representing various dimensions of sustainable development through our user-friendly modules. Each module includes 3-5 proposed activities to do with your children.
Engage and Educate Together: Immerse in engaging activities crafted for educators and Children. The course even features ‘8 Friends’ characters, seamlessly weaving sustainability concepts into teaching methods.


Five OMEP National Committees in Europe are active in an Erasmus+ funded project. Sustainability from the Start – ESD for ECE. The project is led by Kristianstad University in Sweden, and also includes edChild, an EdTech company which received the OMEP ESD Award 2021, and five European OMEP committees; France, Ireland, Croatia, Sweden and the Czech Republic. The project runs between January 2022 and June 2024.
The purpose of the project is to develop and implement an online education: Sustainability from the Start, and to support ESD content in everyday life in Early Childhood Education settings, as well as in preschool teacher education at universities. The project combines digital learning and learning for sustainability with special orientation and adaptation for the preschool.
Are you interested in participating in the project? Meet colleagues around Europe? The course is now complete and can be downloaded free of charge in the ECE Academy app on the Appstore/Google play.

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