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Learning Environments in Early Education - Chapter Summary
In this helpful chapter, you'll review strategies for creating and managing learning environments for early education. Our lessons cover the design and maintenance of supportive and safe learning environments for young students. After you complete this chapter, you should understand how to:
- Manage physical space to promote successful early childhood learning
- Promote play, exploration and discovery in learning environments
- Support developmental goals and interests by arranging the learning environment
- Create a learning environment that encourages students to assume ownership
- Use resources to support emergent literacy in the classroom
- Model positive writing and reading behaviors to your students
- Describe how to adapt literacy environments for children
We've made it easy for you study at your convenience through these mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes. You can test your understanding at any time by taking the quiz at the end of each lesson. Feel free to contact an instructor if you have any questions as you work through the chapter.
1. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance
Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.
2. Managing the Physical Space for Early Childhood Learning
In this lesson, we'll learn strategies for managing physical space in the context of early childhood learning. We'll learn about the importance of safety, functionality, and aesthetics. We'll also look at how seating arrangements can be configured.
3. Promoting Play, Discovery & Exploration in Learning Environments
Allowing young children to have plenty of opportunities to play, discover and explore will help you become a wonderful early childhood educator. This lesson offers ideas for how you can adjust your learning environment suitably.
4. Arranging Learning Environments to Support Developmental Goals & Interests
As an early childhood educator, your primary goal is supporting and facilitating your students' development. This lesson offers some ideas for how you can arrange a learning environment to support developmental goals and interests.
5. Creating a Learning Environment Where Children Assume Ownership
As an early childhood educator, one of your many goals is to help move your students toward increasing independence. This lesson offers some ideas for how to create a learning environment where young children assume ownership.
6. Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom
When teaching young children to read, educators need to have a tool bag bursting at the seams. What types of resources can be used to help emergent readers, and what does that look like in a classroom? Read on for details.
7. Modeling Positive Reading & Writing Behaviors for Students
We learn a lot of our behaviors early on from watching our parents complete daily tasks. The same goes for the reading and writing process. Read this lesson to learn about how to model positive reading and writing behaviors to help all students succeed.
8. Adapting Literacy Environments for Children
As an early childhood educator, one of your tasks is to make literacy appealing and accessible to all learners. This lesson offers some concrete ideas for how to adapt literacy environments for children.
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