“Imagine a room with light streaming in the windows, shadows dancing on the floors and walls, and a richly textured world of different shapes and sizes of furniture to climb on, over, around, and in — with places to just sit, places to snuggle. It is a room where you can sometimes make wild messes as you discover the mysteries of sensuous substances that often end up on you. It is a room with different places to be, just like your house — places that look, feel, sound, and smell different” (Greenman, 1993).
Jim Greenman’s Work:
Designing a Classroom Environments:
Virtual Lab School:
The Social-Emotional Environment:
Guidance and Discipline:
Kaplan Early Learning Company has created the “Kaplan Floorplanner Tool,” which provides sample, interactive floorplans designed to support the ITERS and NAEYC accreditation standards. When you access this website: http://www.kaplanco.com/resources/floorPlannerSamples.asp, you can choose to “look inside” a classroom and view a typical layout, as well as create your own custom floorplan using Kaplan’s designs as starting points.
Briody, J. & McGarry, K. (2005). Using social stories to ease children’s transitions.
Beyond the Journal. (September 2005), 1-4. Retrieved from http://www.pakeys.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Using-Social-Stories-article.pdf
Community Playthings. (2011, August 12). Infant and toddler spaces: Design for a quality classroom. Retrieved from http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/roomplanning/spaces/infanttoddlerspaces.pdf
Greenman, J. (2005). Places for childhood in the 21st century: A conceptual framework. Beyond the Journal, (May 2005), 1-8. Retrieved from http://va.gapitc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/May-9-2012-4-Places_for_Childhood_in_the_21st_Century_REDUCED.pdf
Greenman, J. (2009). Places for babies. Retrieved from http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/infanttoddler/placesforbabies.html
Lally, J.R. (1995). The impact of child care policies and practices on infant/toddler identity formation. Young Children, (November), 58-67.
Torelli, L. (2002). Enhancing development through classroom design in early head start: Meeting the program performance standards and best practices. Children and Families, Spring (2002).
Torelli, L. & Durrett, C. (2009). Landscape for learning: The impact of classroom design on infants and toddlers.
Parlakian, R., & Lerner, C. (2010). Beyond twinkle twinkle: Using music with infants and toddlers. Young children, (March), 14-19.
WestEd (2007). Environments for group care resource list. The program for infant toddler care. Retrieved from http://www.pitc.org/cs/pitclib/view/pitc_res/1016
Health, Safety and Nutrition: This video addresses “Environmental Health and Safety,” “Emergency Preparedness,” “Nutrition,” “Response to Health Requirements,” “Child and Family Health,” and “Physical Activity.”