July 2019 Newsletter
Using Recycled Materials in ECE
If you have worked in early childhood education for any amount of time, you are most likely familiar with the practice of creating butterflies out of paper towel rolls. Perhaps you have added a large cardboard box to the dramatic play area or made sensory bottles out of recycled plastic bottles. These are common activities in early learning environments and they are a great way to re-use materials that would typically be thrown away. Learn More
Why Introduce Recycled Materials
Materials to Use in a Recycled Materials Center
Collecting Materials
Setting up a Recycling Center in the Classroom
Additional Articles
Which statement best describes how you use recycled materials in your learning environment?
A. I have a well-stocked recycled materials center in my learning environment.
B. I have a number of recycled materials available for the children to use.
C. I have a few recycled materials located in the art area children can use.
D. I have children use recycled materials as part of an art project only.
E. I have not used recycled materials in our learning environment.
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