Handout Developing Responsible Behavior PP

NAEYC 2016 Handout

TACEI 2015 Handout

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Seminole College Handout

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SECA 2015 Handout

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Pan American EC Conference

2014 Pan American Early Childhood Conference Handouts:


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Kaplan NAEYC 2013 Handout

How Do Children Understand their Environment? Young children strive to make sense of their world. They organize the visual images and concrete objects in their environment into meaningful systems. Children want to determine the way the space works and what can happen in this place. They come to understand how their world works through the unique experiences that occur, as they interact within the environment.

An Environment that Matches Young Children The first step in creating an appropriate environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children is to examine how young children learn and develop. Each age has unique characteristics that relate to their stage of development. Young Children’s Way of Knowing Young children are active learners continuing to examine materials, while beginning to use objects in combinations that are more complex. They are developing symbolic representation, as they take on roles and participate in socio-dramatic play. Their language will explode during this period, as they try to find “labels” for all the objects and people in their world. Language gives young children new power to question and find answers. These labels and symbols provide a basis for language and literacy development.

Their abilities emerge, as they become interested in books, print, and “writing.” Young children move into cooperative play, as they adjust roles and include sequence in their activities. In centers and play areas, materials are housed to support these developing abilities. Traditional centers, as well as unique centers, encourage language interactions, socio-dramatic play, and constructing experiences based on their level of understanding.

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Editorial Resource

Here’s a resource for editorial use:

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Real Classroom Makeovers – Flyer

Real Classroom Makeovers by Dr. Isbell

Dr. Rebecca Isbell and Dr. Pam Evanshen have teamed up for a new book Real Classroom Makeovers to be released on June 1st, 2012.

Learning environments are an important topic as more and more teachers try to make their classrooms into places that support and inspire learning. Using “before” and “after” pictures of real early childhood classrooms, Real Classroom Makeovers shows early childhood teachers step-by-step how small changes can transform their classrooms into wondrous environments for young children to learn and grow. With a budget-conscious focus, the book provides visual examples of dramatic changes that are possible in real preschool, Pre-K, and kindergarten classrooms. Most of the makeovers focus on a specific classroom area or learning center.

Much more than a collection of before-and-after pictures, this book introduces and describes the philosophy behind creative learning environments based on current early childhood education research. Written in simple, down-to-earth language, this book is accessible for all educators!

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