Time brings great changes to the world. Human society has gone through primitive civilization, agricultural civilization, industrial civilization, and is going to step into the era of ecological civilization. We are confronting with many challenges such as the problem of environment and resources, social equity and sense of lost values which all generated by industrial civilization.
Establishment of ecological environment is favorable to the harmonious coexistence between man and nature, man and society, society and society; Establishment of ecological environment is also favorable to the sustainable and harmonious development of the education environment which means that all the parties of society can understand and cooperate with each other.
A newborn came into the world with a cry, just as a seed roots and sprouts on the ground. He absorbs nutrition from the surrounding environment, in exchange for the growth of body and mind. The establishment of the educational ecology environment has already started from this moment. Environment as education, is the whole world to the children. This is the essence of Montessori's educational concept of "to love is to educate". It is hoped that all parties of society will also take love as their basis, attach importance to the needs of children, conform to children’s innocent nature, respect the children’s independent thoughts and will, understand children’s desire to participate in society, and strive to help our children to acquire sustainable development, and try our best to create a great educational ecology.
Chinese early childhood education serves the most enormous amount children in the worlds, which obviously caused lots of weaknesses: the development of early childhood education in region, district, urban and rural is imbalance. The resources of early childhood education have not been utilized sufficiently. Preschool education as public interest has been challenged. The contradiction between supply and demand of the teacher resources is getting acute gradually. In addition, the main problem of the family education is spoiling, doting on the kids or to be a loveless family. The weakness of education in the kindergarten is that they pay more attention in knowledge education, but less attention in physical and psychological education. The outstanding social problem is superficial, unilateral and overreacting attitude towards the early childhood education. All above mentioned problems separate the integration of education and ecology, break the balance between education and ecology, interdict consistency of education and ecology, gradually trigger the attention and consideration of the public. At the same time, the rapid development of science and technology brings in lots of new ideas and various value systems, which caused many traditional concepts of education to be challenged and questioned.
However, no matter how fast the time changes, the basis of sustainable development is always educational ecology; the essence of early childhood education is always to respect the nature of the children, and "life", "livelihood" and "growth" is always the three themes of the eternal exploration .
The ecological civilization under the scope of education, manifests as group consensus, concreted cooperation, keeps the balance and identifies the value. The government protects the education and ecology development by using regulation, strengthens the security system, establishes the accountability system, strictly controls the access standards ,and set up forcibly withdraw system. The culture makes the society prosperous, carries out public benefit in the community, mutual communicates with the neighbors, propagates the traditional virtues and praises the virtuous behaviors. The school develops children mind by using kinds of courses, consciousness of innovation, liberation and enlightenment, respect individual personality; The family establishes the principles for the person with ethics, parents gives an example personally, as good as their words, they builds the foundation of the family with love, and teaches the children with rationality.
The family raises the children, the school teaches the children, the society cultivates the children, and the culture edifies the children, every parts is indispensable part for establishment of the educational ecology and every parts hooks up and forms the chains for education. The love of parents, the grace of teachers and seniors, the friendship of your classmates or your peers, the kindness of others all together forms the elements of ecology which they can cover all the bases and support each other. We have to stick to the essence of the education, track back to the origin of the education, give the options back to the children, give the participation rights back to the parents, give the rights of creation and innovation back to the teachers, give the rights of running a school back to the school, give the rights of criticizing back to the society and gather the power of all the people to create a flourishing scene of educational ecology.
Education is a tremendous enterprise, needs numerous people contribute all their strengths and supports. In this extensive world, with a great educational ecology all the creatures grow themselves. Everyone has his own position and will shine at themselves because of the prosperity of the world.
We wish -- No one is an island!