Environments play a significant role in the learning process.
The early childhood experience involves planning for a variety of environments. The physical environment may be the first one that comes to mind. But the social, intellectual, and emotional environments are equally important and critical to children's overall well being. Remember that the environment — in all of its aspects — is our partner in providing high quality early childhood programs.
Our early childhood program environments, both physical and social, can make children and families feel at home and help ease the transition at pick up and drop off times.
What do you have in your environment that creates a sense of welcome and belonging for families?
This family childcare provider has a couch near the door and you often see a child and family member sit there when they first arrive.
Visibility affirms reality. Right near the door, this program has placed a poster for everyone to see.
Here a child is having a hard time saying goodbye to his dad whom he doesn't get to see as much as he wants.
The teacher is pleased she has put a couch near the door to help with this transition.