Using the ecological environment in environmental education for preschool children

The article presents three guidelines for preschool teachers about using the ecological environment in the kindergartens in order to direct the children to protect the environment. Three ways started with cultivating children’s emotions to enriching their knowledge and then controlling their behaviors, includings: 1- Using the ecological environment to elicit emotion, sentiment, and desire to live in harmony with the nature of preschool children; 2- Using the ecological environment as a visual medium to enhance children's understanding of the ecosystem; 3- Using the ecological environment for teaching children to solve environmental problems.