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.
Designs for living and learning
transforming early childhood environments
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, c2003.
ix, 227 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
Laying a foundation for living and learning
Creating connections and a sense of belonging
Keeping space flexible and materials open-ended
Designing natural environments that engage our senses
Provoking wonder, curiosity, and intellectual engagement
Engaging children in symbolic representation, literacy, and the visual arts
Enhancing children's use of the environment
Facing barriers and negotiating change.
Statement of Responsibility:
Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
Includes bibliographical references.
Filmography: p. 213.
Education, Preschool United States Planning.
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