ECO FARM KINDERGARTENS - "EFK"
Today’s kindergarten concept is rapidly changing. There is a tendency toward transferring the educational activities to the outdoors. That’s why some new, alternative approaches such as Nature Kindergartens and Forest Kindergartens have started to gain popularity recently. In this Project, we would like to promote a new, alternative kindergarten approach. Eco Farm Kindergartens (EFK) is a unique, highly innovative project based on enhancing the skills of kindergarten teachers and children to carry out more effective eco farming activities.
Seven countries are involved in this project (Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey) with a total of 925 children aged 2-7 and 85 teachers and teacher assistants with different experience, knowledge, beliefs, but common educational ideals.
The EFK partners will participate in a variety of organizations to enhance their own and children’s skills in more effective ecological farming activities which will enable kindergarten teachers, assistants, leaders, parents and other educators to engage in a holistic and sustainable Farming Education with the children they are working.