Inspiring Spaces = Learning Places (Online) (V2)

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When children walk into your classroom what do they see?  Is the space inviting, warm clean, fun and well organized or cluttered, dirty and chaotic?  This session will help you see the importance of making your classroom inspiring space full of wonder, excitement and engaging learning opportunities!

1.3 Encourages children's development of social and emotional skills

     d. Creates an environment and daily schedule that encourages trust and social interaction with other children and adults

1.7 Supports children's cognitive development

    c. Creates environments that encourage developmentally appropriate exploration of toys, objects, and materials

    d. Plans experiences to support a child’s developing interests and build on previous learning

4.2 Creates an environment that is predictable, promotes interaction and learning, and is responsive to the needs of all children

     a. Plans, implements, and adapts a supportive learning environment that promotes children’s safety, positive interactions, and behaviors

4.3 Works to effectively promote social and emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors

     a. Provides diverse and developmentally appropriate materials to promote social interaction

    b. Supports environmental arrangements that promote social and emotional development (i.e., a quiet space form children to calm down)

4.4 Establishes a learning environment within group settings that is wellorganized and visually pleasing, and promotes reflection, extends learning, and encourages               self-management and cooperation

    a. Designs an environment to include:

                   􀁺 personal space for each child to ensure his/her sense of belonging and security

                   􀁺 both active and quiet spaces

              large muscle activity and movement spaces

                   􀁺 adequate space for walkways, as well as gathering and work spaces

                   􀁺 clear boundaries in the physical environment that help children know where centers begin and end

                   􀁺 appropriate child-sized furniture

                   􀁺 unobstructed views of all areas within the space

                   􀁺 space for child selected grouping

                   􀁺 space that is inviting to families

                   􀁺 private meeting space


    b. Maintains a space that is clean, organized, and free of clutter

    c. Selects materials that foster discovery, inquiry, imagination, creativity, and actively support a variety of goals

    d. Organizes and places materials within children’s reach to promote engagement and learning

    f. Provides a variety of developmentally appropriate books, pictures, and print materials

    g. Selects and organizes child related displays that are relevant and visually appealing

    h. Adds or removes materials available related to children’s interests, development, level of stimulation, and curriculum content

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