Responsive Environments Children’s experiences develop from their expressed interests. The program is fluid, evolving and flexible. Experiences and projects remain part of the program as long a child and children are interested. Programming is based on observations, interests, or questions stemming from the children
Hooking Strategies Placing interesting and varied material into the play space Deitze, B. (2006) p. 186
Hooking Materials Offer the children choice of play opportunities. Provide opportunities for active learning. Allows time to make connections. Provides opportunities for scaffolding.
Planning forms Webbing Flow Charts Activity plans (will be covered in HS 180 Curriculum Planning).
Webbing Forms Language and Literacy Manipulative Math Interest Science Centre Dramatic Art Experience Music and Sensory Movement Jackman, H. (2001). p. 61
Flow Chart Forms• Dramatic • Dramatic• Blocks • Blocks• Math • Math• Science • Science• Sand/Water • Sand Water• Special interest • Special Interest• Art • Art• Carpentry • Carpentry• Music • MusicExpressed interestsof the children Potential Experienceindoors and outdoors to Support Children’s Interests
ReferenceDietze, B. (2006). Foundations of early childhoodeducation. Toronto: Pearson Canada.Jackman, H. (2001). A child’s connection to the world.Albany: Delmar Thomson Learning. Created by Joanne McDonald, 2011