Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It thus has an element of long term success for the sake of the future. Early childhood education is important then, because it forms the foundation for behavior that would propagate sustainable development. Forthwith, this paper presents how a kindergarten in Kenya has incorporated children in water purification and even the greater community in social, economic and environmental (sustainable development) initiatives.
In collaboration with UNICEF, we are completing a publication of WASH from the START: Soap Stories and Toilet Tales from Early Childhood Settings around the World. To see previous versions about older children in school settings, view Document Options below.