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Arranging the Indoor Environment

Certificate Course
Price: FREE      CEUs: 0.1

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Clock Hours: 1Hr
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The indoor environment plays a crucial role in the quality of the care you offer to young children. A well-designed space promotes learning through its layout and atmosphere. Children need to know the program environment is a trusted place where they can explore and be creative.

The actual layout of your indoor environment should reflect your daily schedule. You can divide the space into learning centers appropriate for the age of children for whom you provide care. Furnishings for the centers need to correspond to how they will be used. Materials and small equipment should be selected according to age appropriateness and the types of skills children are developing. For children with special needs, many materials can be modified. Other materials such as assistive technology for computers can be purchased to make learning accessible for all children.