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Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age Eight, Loose-Leaf Version, 2nd Edition

By Julie Bullard

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 24, 2013

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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Creating Environments for Learning and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133412571. 

 

Author Julie Bullard has thoroughly revised Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age 8. The Second Edition continues to provide students with a highly visual, practical, interesting, and useful resource. Bullard’s book enhances the student reader’s level of understanding of learning environments, and features the most up-to-date information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, with prime examples and 140 color photos that enhance the quality and practicality of the book.  Covering birth through age eight, it provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand why and how to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments. Creating a Learning Environment: Birth to Age 8, 2/e, an invaluable resource, assists students in designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play-based curriculum. Through reading this book, students not only learn basic information on environments and curriculum, but also see environmental and curricular possibilities to broaden their horizons as an educator of the youngest of learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.

 

Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*
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  • Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.
  • Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.*
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*The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.

*The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding the Importance of the Environment

Chapter 2 Establishing an Emotionally Supportive and Equitable Environment

Chapter 3 Establishing a Context for Learning

Chapter 4 Planning a Play-Based Curriculum

Chapter 5 Arranging an Effective Environment

Chapter 6 Design Considerations

Chapter 7 Developing Dramatic Play Centers

Chapter 8 Developing Manipulative and Sensory Centers

Chapter 9 Developing Block and Building Centers

Chapter 10 Developing Literacy Centers

Chapter 11 Developing Science Centers

Chapter 12 Developing Math Centers

Chapter 13 Developing Art Centers

Chapter 14 Developing Music Centers

Chapter 15 Integrating Technology

Chapter 16 Special-Interest Centers

Chapter 17 Creating Outdoor Environments

Chapter 18 Creating Spaces for Families and Teachers

Chapter 19 Meeting Environmental Challenges

Print

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To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN </B><B>0133412571</B><B>.</B>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Author Julie Bullard has thoroughly revised <B><I>Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age 8.&nbsp;</I></B>The Second Edition continues to provide students with a highly visual, practical, interesting, and useful resource. Bullard&rsquo;s book enhances the student reader&rsquo;s level of understanding of learning environments, and features the most up-to-date information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, with prime examples and 140 color photos that enhance the quality and practicality of the book.&nbsp; Covering birth through age eight, it provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand&nbsp;<I>why</I><I>&nbsp;</I>and&nbsp;<I>how</I>&nbsp;to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments<I>.&nbsp;Creating a Learning Environment: Birth to Age 8</I>, <I>2/e</I>, an invaluable resource, assists students in designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play-based curriculum.&nbsp;Through reading this book, students not only learn basic information on environments and curriculum, but also see environmental and curricular possibilities to broaden their horizons as an educator of the youngest of learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*</B><BR>The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is:</P> <UL> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Engaging.&nbsp;</B>The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.</DIV> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Convenient.&nbsp;</B>Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad&reg; and Android&reg; tablet.*</DIV> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Affordable.&nbsp;</B>Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.</DIV></LI></UL> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>*</B><I>The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.</I></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><I>*The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7&rdquo; or 10&rdquo; tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.</I></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>06b328ca-921b-4395-945d-3078ca6f292aTable of Contents<P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 1 Understanding the Importance of the Environment</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 2 Establishing an Emotionally Supportive and Equitable Environment</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 3 Establishing a Context for Learning</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 4 Planning a Play-Based Curriculum</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 5 Arranging an Effective Environment</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 6 Design Considerations</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 7 Developing Dramatic Play Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 8 Developing Manipulative and Sensory Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 9 Developing Block and Building Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 10 Developing Literacy Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 11 Developing Science Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 12 Developing Math Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 13 Developing Art Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 14 Developing Music Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 15 Integrating Technology</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 16 Special-Interest Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 17 Creating Outdoor Environments</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 18 Creating Spaces for Families and Teachers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Chapter 19 Meeting Environmental Challenges</P>0e7d39f0-2451-4072-9f5e-2b7981cbdb25Web Online Copy<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Note: This is the loose-leaf version of</B> <B><I>Creating Environments for Learning </I></B><B>and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN </B><B>0133412571</B><B>.</B>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Author Julie Bullard has thoroughly revised <B><I>Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age 8.&nbsp;</I></B>The Second Edition continues to provide students with a highly visual, practical, interesting, and useful resource. Bullard&rsquo;s book enhances the student reader&rsquo;s level of understanding of learning environments, and features the most up-to-date information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, with prime examples and 140 color photos that enhance the quality and practicality of the book.&nbsp; Covering birth through age eight, it provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand&nbsp;<I>why</I><I>&nbsp;</I>and&nbsp;<I>how</I>&nbsp;to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments<I>.&nbsp;Creating a Learning Environment: Birth to Age 8</I>, <I>2/e</I>, an invaluable resource, assists students in designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play-based curriculum.&nbsp;Through reading this book, students not only learn basic information on environments and curriculum, but also see environmental and curricular possibilities to broaden their horizons as an educator of the youngest of learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*</B><BR>The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is:</P> <UL> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Engaging.&nbsp;</B>The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.</DIV> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Convenient.&nbsp;</B>Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad&reg; and Android&reg; tablet.*</DIV> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Affordable.&nbsp;</B>Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.</DIV></LI></UL> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>*</B><I>The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.</I></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><I>*The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7&rdquo; or 10&rdquo; tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.</I></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>73bf4d98-68c9-4884-8ab6-d8c0423a9d20Product Author Bios<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; MARGIN: 0px" soNormal><B>Julie Bullard</B> is a professor and director of the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Montana Western. During her 35 years in the early childhood field, she has been a preschool and elementary teacher, childcare director, and Head Start administrator. For over 25 years, she has taught adults both online and face-to-face who were receiving CDAs, associate degrees, and bachelor&rsquo;s degrees in early childhood, as well as students receiving master&rsquo;s degrees in curriculum and instruction. Julie has had a passion for the importance of the early learning environment since completing coursework in architecture more than 30 years ago, and also has a special interest in curricular standards, serving on several state and national committees that are working on developing and implementing standards using play-based curriculum. She has been on the National Education Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Development Panel, a national reviewer of early childhood higher education programs, and on an oversight committee for NAEYC/NCATE accreditation. Julie has served on an NAEYC committee to revise the national early childhood higher education standards, and is currently on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners (NCATE BOE), and on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.&nbsp; She has been involved in the development of the Montana early childhood knowledge base, infant-toddler guidelines, preschool guidelines, kindergarten standards, and early childhood and elementary higher education standards. 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Bullard&rsquo;s book enhances the student reader&rsquo;s level of understanding of learning environments, and features the most up-to-date information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, with prime examples and 140 color photos that enhance the quality and practicality of the book.&nbsp; Covering birth through age eight, it provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand&nbsp;<I>why</I><I>&nbsp;</I>and&nbsp;<I>how</I>&nbsp;to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments<I>.&nbsp;Creating a Learning Environment: Birth to Age 8</I>, <I>2/e</I>, an invaluable resource, assists students in designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play-based curriculum.&nbsp;Through reading this book, students not only learn basic information on environments and curriculum, but also see environmental and curricular possibilities to broaden their horizons as an educator of the youngest of learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*</B><BR>The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is:</P> <UL> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Engaging.&nbsp;</B>The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.</DIV> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Convenient.&nbsp;</B>Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad&reg; and Android&reg; tablet.*</DIV> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Affordable.&nbsp;</B>Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.</DIV></LI></UL> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>*</B><I>The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.</I></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><I>*The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. 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Julie has had a passion for the importance of the early learning environment since completing coursework in architecture more than 30 years ago, and also has a special interest in curricular standards, serving on several state and national committees that are working on developing and implementing standards using play-based curriculum. She has been on the National Education Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Development Panel, a national reviewer of early childhood higher education programs, and on an oversight committee for NAEYC/NCATE accreditation. Julie has served on an NAEYC committee to revise the national early childhood higher education standards, and is currently on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners (NCATE BOE), and on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.&nbsp; She has been involved in the development of the Montana early childhood knowledge base, infant-toddler guidelines, preschool guidelines, kindergarten standards, and early childhood and elementary higher education standards. Julie was recently named the 2011 Carnegie Professor of the Year for Montana.&nbsp; </P>Product Author Bios5a515c2e-ad37-4b54-9126-a1aeca3e4dbeABI01aba75574-12da-477e-a1b2-3df5e4a8f2230fd5f7db-0c17-4be5-b7b9-45fdd4d74a11<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Note: This is the loose-leaf version of</B> <B><I>Creating Environments for Learning </I></B><B>and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN </B><B>0133412571</B><B>.</B>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Author Julie Bullard has thoroughly revised <B><I>Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age 8.&nbsp;</I></B>The Second Edition continues to provide students with a highly visual, practical, interesting, and useful resource. Bullard&rsquo;s book enhances the student reader&rsquo;s level of understanding of learning environments, and features the most up-to-date information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, with prime examples and 140 color photos that enhance the quality and practicality of the book.&nbsp; Covering birth through age eight, it provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand&nbsp;<I>why</I><I>&nbsp;</I>and&nbsp;<I>how</I>&nbsp;to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments<I>.&nbsp;Creating a Learning Environment: Birth to Age 8</I>, <I>2/e</I>, an invaluable resource, assists students in designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play-based curriculum.&nbsp;Through reading this book, students not only learn basic information on environments and curriculum, but also see environmental and curricular possibilities to broaden their horizons as an educator of the youngest of learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*</B><BR>The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. 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It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7&rdquo; or 10&rdquo; tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.</I></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>Product Description93f55b7e-b553-4a5e-8cef-199a361488c6BDS11b268e44a-09b1-44e8-96ab-a96b2d949ddd06b328ca-921b-4395-945d-3078ca6f292a<P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 1 Understanding the Importance of the Environment</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 2 Establishing an Emotionally Supportive and Equitable Environment</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 3 Establishing a Context for Learning</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 4 Planning a Play-Based Curriculum</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 5 Arranging an Effective Environment</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 6 Design Considerations</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 7 Developing Dramatic Play Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 8 Developing Manipulative and Sensory Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 9 Developing Block and Building Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 10 Developing Literacy Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 11 Developing Science Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 12 Developing Math Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 13 Developing Art Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 14 Developing Music Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 15 Integrating Technology</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 16 Special-Interest Centers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 17 Creating Outdoor Environments</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left text-align="left">Chapter 18 Creating Spaces for Families and Teachers</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Chapter 19 Meeting Environmental Challenges</P>Table of Contents0f8fc8f7-6d8d-4816-9b68-458cbd7149e6TOC291346a6420-b9a8-40eb-9d62-3c8e819022f68d708e5a-5874-4064-be34-1bb99a4e2ee0<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText</B><BR>The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:</P> <UL> <LI> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px"><B><I>Embedded videos </I></B>in most chapters illustrate key concepts and strategies. 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