Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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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

Author Biography

Deb Curtis works as a child care teacher at the Burlington Little School in Seattle Margie Carter serves on the adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College Northwest in Seattle

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Laying a Foundation for Living and Learningp. 11
Creating Connections and a Sense of Belongingp. 21
Keeping Space Flexible and Materials Open-Endedp. 55
Designing Natural Environments That Engage Our Sensesp. 93
Provoking Wonder, Curiosity, and Intellectual Engagementp. 121
Engaging Children in Symbolic Representation, Literacy, and the Visual Artsp. 149
Enhancing Children's Use of the Environmentp. 177
Facing Barriers and Negotiating Changep. 191
Resourcesp. 209
Tools for Assessing Your Environmentp. 223
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