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Circle Time Isn't Required

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Providers will learn that circle time can be done in a more developmentally appropriate way that gives children the best learning experience without reading the wall or having expectations that are not appropriate for all children. 
Environment and Curriculum
4.2 Creates an environment that is predictable, promotes interaction and learning, and is responsible to the needs of all children.
a. Plans, implements, and adapts a supportive learning environment that promotes children's safety, positive interactions, and behaviors.
c. Establishes clear, consistent, and realistic boundaries based on developmentally appropriate expectations.
4.3 Works to effectively promote social and emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors.
g. Models appropriate use of a variety of materials.
i. Supports children in communicating their thoughts and emotions with peers and adults in ways that help them feel competent.
4.4 Establishes a learning environment within group settings that is well-organized and visually pleasing, and promotes reflection, extends learning, and encourages self-management and cooperation.
b. Maintains a space that is clean, organized, and free of clutter.

Additional Information
Ice breaker
Why is circle time used?
Should circle time take place?
What to consider during circle time.
Plans go awry.
A Glimpse into the Future of Circle Time.
Saying Goodbye to Calendar.
Course Hours

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
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