AGENTS OF CHANGE


``Sustainable development is considered a necessity for future humans. Early childhood education practices should build upon values as human dignity, intellectual freedom, love of each other, solidarity, democracy, human rights, ecological responsibility, tradition and future, heritage and diversity, critical thinking and ethical action. These values mirrors the democratic, economic, social / cultural and ecological sustainability, considered as the four fundamental pillars of sustainable development. This study is about empowering the children to contribute to sustainable development. We achieve this by working with ecological perspective and through understanding early childhood education as an arena where children with different social, economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds meet, and become parts of a larger and different community than in their home. The program will qualify early childhood teachers to be co-creators of an equally worthy community of different people, through a broad knowledge of the children's rights and characteristics of an including, rendering inclusion, balance, health promotion and learning environment in the kindergarten . The study shows different ways to work with ecological, economic, social / cultural and democratic sustainability in early childhood education.``