Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments / Edition 1

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments / Edition 1

by Deb Curtis, Margie Carter
     
 


Innovative and practical approaches to designing classroom environments that invite young children to live and learn.See more details below

Overview


Innovative and practical approaches to designing classroom environments that invite young children to live and learn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929610297
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Series:
Redleaf Press Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


For more than 30 years, Margie Carter has worked in the early childhood field including positions as a preschool teacher, child care director, and college instructor. She and Deb Curtis have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter 1Laying a Foundation for Living and Learning11
Chapter 2Creating Connections and a Sense of Belonging21
Chapter 3Keeping Space Flexible and Materials Open-Ended55
Chapter 4Designing Natural Environments That Engage Our Senses93
Chapter 5Provoking Wonder, Curiosity, and Intellectual Engagement121
Chapter 6Engaging Children in Symbolic Representation, Literacy, and the Visual Arts149
Chapter 7Enhancing Children's Use of the Environment177
Chapter 8Facing Barriers and Negotiating Change191
Appendix AResources209
Appendix BTools for Assessing Your Environment223

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