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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


Vol. 9, Special Issue 4, Part A (2023)

Early childhood education and learning is a boon for sustainable development

Early childhood education and learning is a boon for sustainable development

Deepika Arora Madan
This study highlights the importance of early childhood education and learning in the achievement of sustainable development. Early childhood education is considered the foundation of individual development. It is an important period for young children where it sets the foundation for lifelong learning. It targets the holistic development of child. The early stage of an individuals life, the mental development on its peak and his highly influenced by the environment. Therefore, it is very important to embed education for sustainable development into the curriculum of early as it not only ensures the young mind equipped with all the knowledge of the surroundings but also comprehend the methods and techniques used for the benefit of the whole world. This incorporates cultural traditions into language subjects like Hindi, English, Punjabi, etc; Environmental changes like climate change into core subjects (maths, science and humanities) and involves modification in the teaching-learning process to a more all-encompassing approach. The students are able to relate what they learn in the classroom to their real life situations, and will place themselves in a better position to take the lead in changing behaviour and adopting sustainable lifestyle to make this beautiful planet safe, healthier and more liable place for us as well as for our future generations. Sky rocketing industrialization has led to the depletion of our earth resources which takes us to the plundering of the future of forthcoming generations. Thus, to preserve our culture, environment and social environment; education serve as a beacon of light. It is like the first ray of sunlight which enlightens the darkness of mind and opens the bars of narrowness which broadens our vision towards the creation of the world liveable for everyone. Therefore, education for sustainable development (ESD) in early childhood can illuminate our minds to achieve sustainability.
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International Journal of Applied Research
How to cite this article:
Deepika Arora Madan. Early childhood education and learning is a boon for sustainable development. Int J Appl Res 2023;9(4S):21-24.
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