Learning Environments

Resources for Preschool Learning Environments

Preschoolers are active learners! They use the materials and learning opportunities in their environment to explore, solve problems, and learn about the world around them. It’s key to create learning environments that are responsive to children’s differing abilities, interests, and developmental levels. Doing so ensures that children are engaging in the learning experiences offered to them. Also, spaces that are welcoming and sensitive to children’s cultural and linguistic characteristics foster an effective learning environment. Explore the resources on this page to learn key aspects of preschool learning environments.


A play space with books and a tent15-minute In-service Suites

Use these 15-minute in-service suites as a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.