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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1929610297

ISBN-13: 9781929610297

Pub. Date: 06/16/2003

Publisher: Redleaf Press

Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early

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Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children, teachers, and parents alike.

Margie Carter serves on the adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Deb Curtis works as a child care teacher at the Burlington Little School in Seattle. Their other books include The Art of Awareness, The Visionary Director, Training Teachers, Spreading the News, and Reflecting Children’s Lives.

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)

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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