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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, Second Edition, 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.
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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