Welcome to the Early Childhood Waste Collaboratory

Reimagining Waste(ing) Practices       

Disruptions and Reorientations

This blog documents our pedagogical explorations with plastics with a group of young children in London, Ontario. Tapping into the sensorial and affective possibilities of the arts, we are inviting children to join us in keeping waste ‘in mind and in sight’.  The aim of our research is to investigate new directions for early childhood education that rethink management approaches (reduce, reuse, recycle) and refigure young children’s relationships with waste.

We are drawing on questions from the environmental humanities to reconfigure early childhood education pedagogies, and to develop new insights into how early childhood pedagogies might be able to shift waste futures.