Our aim is and always has been to provide all children with the best situation for their individual learning style within a play based curriculum, this will allow for the deepest and most effective learning. Hence the current room set up which encourages children to make personal choices of activities to play with.
CS 1 b In our childcare center we have a variety of materials placed where children are able to access and reach easily. There are six different learning centers for children to explore. There is a carpet area for circle time, a quiet area with books, an area with blocks and puzzles, an area for painting, writing and coloring to develop fine motor skills, and dress-up and pretend home area i.e. kitchen sets with dishes and pretend food,
Age Appropriate: The materials presented for the age level is perfect, there are markers and even crayons out for them to write and draw pictures whenever they want to. But there aren’t any pens or permanent markers out knowing the children are not old enough yet, there is scrap paper out, but not a whole lot for them to make a mess with. Also there is a sand and water table but at a level where they won’t make a huge mess, and know not to make a mess. If the children were two years old in this room, there would be a lot of changed made to everything. Not a lot would be out in access for them to get at, the little toys and other toys would be up and away so they wouldn’t choke. The schedule and writing on each object of what it is would be popping out so the children can feel it, but also look more at pictures more than words. Their schedule would even be shorter and less play time since children need more time to learn but also play at the same
As they children are playing in the block play area they are able to develop in their social developmental domain as they learn to communicate with each other as they take turns with the blocks and other materials. The children will learn how to play in different types of play, such as solitary, parallel, cooperative, and associative play. As they are building the children can ask questions, and have discussions with their peers or with an educator. The children will learn how to respect the property of the block play area, and other children’s space as they are building.
The teaching environment and how a classroom is set out can have an effect on the children; have a well organised classroom with clear instructions of how to use materials and equipment as this can help them have the confidence to try things for themselves.
We should ensure that learning environments are suitable for the age group and needs and abilities for each child present – correct seating size, equipment, information on important
When examining early childhood programs there are many similarities and differences across the board. Materials and manipulatives are spread along the outside walls of the classroom and children are free to choose which type of materials they would like to work with during independent work time. You do not notice any individual desks and chairs set up in the classroom, rather a few tables and chairs grouped together. The furniture is all child size and you do not see any adult sized furniture throughout the classroom.
Well planned space is arranged to meet the needs of the children in the classroom. The Core of DAP suggests the teacher should consider what is known about child development, learning, individual children, and social/cultural contexts when designing a classroom. Many pieces of the environment can influence how a child feels in the classroom. The text Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs states that “aspects such as color of the walls, type of
I want to build a sense of community were discipline problems can be prevented, children can feel safe, secure, nurtured and supported by the environment through thoughtful arrangements. The large amount of space in my classroom will be devoted to the arrangement of individual student desks the U-shaped desk pattern
Name: Linda Fontecchio WGU Task Objective Number: ELT1 Task 5 GENERAL INFORMATION Lesson Title & Subject(s): Teaching Capitol Letters with Curves Topic or Unit of Study: Teaching Manuscript Writing Grade/Level: K Instructional Setting: Kindergarten classroom of 25 students they all sit at tables that will hold up to six students, however I have them sitting 5 to a table for ease of grouping. Each table is a team labeled by a color, a large construction paper crayon hangs from the ceiling above each table, and they have matching crayon nametags on their desks. There is a Smart Board at the front of the classroom as well as a white board. My desk is at the front of the room to the right of the white board. Different centers are located around the room such as the art center, the math center, the reading tree is in the opposite corner from my desk. The room also has a single restroom and a sink and water fountain outside of the restroom. We also have circle area to the left of the reading corner
CSI Competency Statement I CS I b I feel my room design that I created myself, offers the most learning with the given space. Learning centers are set up around the perimeter of the room with an open floor plan for the center of the room. This allows for free movement of the children. The learning centers offer independent play, creativity, imagination, cause and effect play, independent learning, open ended toys in a safe, clean environment that also offers lots of exploring options. I believe children learn best when the childcare space is well organized, offers lots of different options for the children, with clear rules and boundaries set. My program is play based so I believe children need lots of play in their day; child and adult lead
As an early years practitioner you will recognise that children’s play is closely linked to their learning and development. Children learn in so many different ways but you will notice that they learn mainly through play. When children are able to do many different activity’s that allows them to lean but have fun at the same time thy will find what they are doing fun and will engage the children. It is important that when in you your setting you set up a variety of educational activity’s this way the children will be able to choose freely what they want to do.
Dramatic play permits children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. One of the purest forms of symbolic thought available to young children, dramatic play, contributes strongly to the intellectual development of children. Young children learn by imagining and doing and dramatic play allows them to do so. Dramatic play also promotes the use of speaking and listening skills. When children take part in this type of play, they practice words they have heard others say, and realize that they must listen to what other “players” say in order to be able to respond in an appropriate fashion. This style of play also promotes the development of social skills through interaction with others, peers or adults, which is a necessary factor in a child’s future.
Detroit Theatre Collective will mount a production of a classic play that examines corporate oppression, family dysfunction and the fading mirage of the American dream. We will unearth the timely (and timeless) content of this work, such as economic 'folklore' of the lower classes and the lies that we tell ourselves in order to survive.
1. I would first take into thought the physical enviroment, I would want the class to be well lit and inviting. I would want their to be designed areas for play, or experiements, and even space for children who just need some quiet time. I would want the posters on the wall to either be of the kids art work or of their families and homelife. I would want to make the classroom as child based as possible. I would make sure all the toys are age appropriate, if they're infiant to toddlers I'd give them toys that are more based around developing their fine motor skills, older children I would give them more toys that they have to think while playing with to help them develop cognatively. I would want the craft area to be well stocked with