By: Jenny Dietrich
Outside Environment   Indoors Environment
Open Dimension   Closed Dimension
   Scale- All the furniture(chairs, tables, shelves, bathroom sink, toilet,    paper towel machine) are child-sized. The ...
 The head teacher in this classroom has only been  at this site for two years, coming into this  classroom there was only...
Jenn's physical environment at our lady of the lake ppt  for group care for infants and toddlers
Jenn's physical environment at our lady of the lake ppt  for group care for infants and toddlers
Jenn's physical environment at our lady of the lake ppt  for group care for infants and toddlers
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Jenn's physical environment at our lady of the lake ppt for group care for infants and toddlers

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Jenn's physical environment at our lady of the lake ppt for group care for infants and toddlers

  1. 1. By: Jenny Dietrich
  2. 2. Outside Environment Indoors Environment
  3. 3. Open Dimension Closed Dimension
  4. 4.  Scale- All the furniture(chairs, tables, shelves, bathroom sink, toilet, paper towel machine) are child-sized. The set up in this classroom promotes the feeling of “being big” in the classroom for young children. Aesthetics- One of the walls in the classroom (the biggest wall) is made up of all windows. The windows are always open, except for rest time, allowing natural light to light up the room. The walls in the classroom are all white, or neutral, and the play areas are appealing and age appropriate, with colorful rugs, open shelves, and toys everywhere that are accessible to children. Acoustics- There are 26 3-5 year old children in one room, so the noise level can be pretty high. The teachers do the best they can to try and minimize the noise level, but given the amount of children and their age, it’s quite hard to keep the noise at a constant low. The spaces are divided, and the children are usually broken down into smaller groups for each area, which seems to help with the noise level. Order- Each area is divided by low shelves, and pathways are clear from one area to the next. The floor plan is pretty simple and open, so children have no obstacles from going from one play area to another. Teachers are able to see the whole room at one time because the shelves are at waist height.
  5. 5.  The head teacher in this classroom has only been at this site for two years, coming into this classroom there was only tables and worksheets available. She’s still changing things, and adding things all the time. There are 26 3-5 year olds in this classroom on some days, with 3 adults. (can make it a bit challenging at times with noise level) Some of the staff and other adults don’t understand the importance of early childhood education and feel as though in that room they are basically babysitters, not getting the much needed support from other adults in the building. (Not too many of them like the “change”)

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