Student-Centered Early Childhood Learning Environments
Key elements for creating a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom
The early childhood learning environment is often referred to as the "third teacher" in the classroom. This just does not happen automatically, but rather through intentional, purposeful planning. In this session, participants will understand basic research-based guidelines for setting up a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom environment.
Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to...
- Understand how to create classroom environments that allow children to feel safe, gain independence and engage with people and materials to foster learning.
Jennifer has over 29 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and Spanish and an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. Her teaching experience includes everything from Pre-K4 to second grade, in both general education and bilingual/dual language settings. Jennifer left the classroom to work more closely with educators as a Professional Learning Specialist for Pre-K4SA in San Antonio, TX. where she spent six and half years coaching and providing professional development opportunities for early childhood educators. Jennifer has recently switched roles and is currently employed as an Early Childhood Subject Matter Expert with School Specialty, Inc. Her presentations cover many important topics in early childhood with a strong focus on information and strategies for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers.