Designing Environments

Learn about features of the physical and social classroom environment that maximize young children's engagement and learning.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners

Tips for Families

Tools for Supervisors

Helpful Resources

Materials for Trainers


Optional Slide

Presenter Notes

Learning Activity: Assessing Your Physical Spaces and Strategizing Changes

Learning Activity: Content Design of Classrooms

Learning Activity: Matching Classroom Content to Learning Goals and Interests

Learning Activity: Preparing for Intentionally Grouping Children

Learning Activity: How the Physical Space Can Affect Behavior

Learning Activity: Strategic Planning for Groupings

Follow-Up Activity: Tracking Patterns to Determine Design Needs

Supplemental Videos

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners

AIAN Materials


Presenter Notes

All AIAN Materials

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Last Updated: June 6, 2018