Watch the Meaningful Makeover crew work with family child care providers to provide safe learning environments for mixed-aged groups. Learn to create a responsive and supportive learning environment and promote children’s social and emotional development.
Learning environments are nurturing spaces that support the development of all young children. They include classrooms, play spaces, areas for caregiving routines, and outdoor areas. Learning environments are well-organized and managed settings. They offer developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and indoor and outdoor chances for choice, play, exploration, and experimentation. Learning environments include age-appropriate equipment, materials, and supplies. They integrate home cultures and are flexible to support the changing ages, interests, and characteristics of a group of children over time. In home-based programs, the learning environment includes the home, community, and group socialization spaces.
Research on the Go podcasts summarize the latest research and discuss implications and practical applications. This episode addresses how to create environments to build math skills with infants and toddlers.
Explore responsive environments and interactions that support infants and toddlers with disabilities or suspected delays as they grow and learn across the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains.
This Research on the Go podcast focuses on learning environments that support children's creativity. It summarizes the latest research and discusses implications and practical applications.
This resource offers sequenced guidance for programs to use as they implement the recommendations in Classroom Language Models: A Leader's Implementation Manual.
Learn the difference between schedules and routines and why they are important. Discover ways to partner with families on schedules and routines and reinstate them when programs reopen.
Explore strategies and resources for supporting children's learning and development through the transition to in-person programming.
Learning environments are everywhere. They include the home, outdoors, classrooms, and more. Discover ways to use the environment to support all children's school readiness.
Find out how engaging and responsive learning environments help infants and toddlers achieve school readiness.
Explore this brief for ways to use a curriculum’s scope and sequence to plan responsive learning experiences for infants and toddlers and their families.