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DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD
ENVIRONMENTS

JULY 2012 V. 1
FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
SUPPORTING SCHOOL READINESS FOR ALL CHILDREN

FOCUS ON
FOUNDATION
THE FOCUS
CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS THAT
PROMOTE CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT
AND LEARNING
OBJECTIVES
• Describe the effects and identify
components of effective environments.
• Discuss approaches to designing
the...
EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Design
Physical Space
Support
Children’s
Engagement

Relevant
Contents
Intentional
Groupings
DESIGN THE PHYSICAL SPACES
CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE
Welcoming?

Adequate Space?
DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD
CLASSROOM
• The rooms in this video are used
everyday with children.
• As you watch the video, r...
DESIGN THE CLASSROOM CONTENTS
GUIDE LEARNING
Visual Displays
Books & Music

Activities
Toys
Props
Materials
HOW IS THE LEARNING BEING GUIDED?
DESIGN THE GROUPINGS
MAXIMIZE LEARNING
Large groups: Build community,
do routine activities, and
introduce concepts.
Small groups: ↑opportuniti...
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Rotating Students & Toys
Tailor Instruction in Small Groups
Cooperative Toys & Activities
Simple & Qu...
REVIEW
1. What did you learn today about early childhood
environments?
2. Reflect on the actions you will take in the comi...
For more Information, contact us at: NCQTL@UW.EDU or 877-731-0764
This document was prepared under Grant #90HC0002 for the...
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  1. 1. DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENTS JULY 2012 V. 1
  2. 2. FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE SUPPORTING SCHOOL READINESS FOR ALL CHILDREN FOCUS ON FOUNDATION
  3. 3. THE FOCUS CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS THAT PROMOTE CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
  4. 4. OBJECTIVES • Describe the effects and identify components of effective environments. • Discuss approaches to designing the physical space, the contents, and grouping arrangements in a well-organized classroom.
  5. 5. EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTS Design Physical Space Support Children’s Engagement Relevant Contents Intentional Groupings
  6. 6. DESIGN THE PHYSICAL SPACES
  7. 7. CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE Welcoming? Adequate Space?
  8. 8. DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM • The rooms in this video are used everyday with children. • As you watch the video, reflect on both the strengths and limitations you see.
  9. 9. DESIGN THE CLASSROOM CONTENTS
  10. 10. GUIDE LEARNING Visual Displays Books & Music Activities Toys Props Materials
  11. 11. HOW IS THE LEARNING BEING GUIDED?
  12. 12. DESIGN THE GROUPINGS
  13. 13. MAXIMIZE LEARNING Large groups: Build community, do routine activities, and introduce concepts. Small groups: ↑opportunities for interactions and scaffolding. One-on-one: Individually focused instruction
  14. 14. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS Rotating Students & Toys Tailor Instruction in Small Groups Cooperative Toys & Activities Simple & Quick
  15. 15. REVIEW 1. What did you learn today about early childhood environments? 2. Reflect on the actions you will take in the coming weeks to increase the effectiveness of your classroom environment.
  16. 16. For more Information, contact us at: NCQTL@UW.EDU or 877-731-0764 This document was prepared under Grant #90HC0002 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.
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