In the first three years of life children experience the most intensive brain development in their lifespan. In order to capitalize on this critical period of development very young children need to be in supportive, nurturing and engaging environments. In this workshop participants explore how to design dynamic and interactive learning environments. Together, we explore beautiful programs and activities created by other educators, share our own success stories and brainstorm new ideas. Participants review the benefits of observation and discuss how to adapt the environment and curriculum to best meet the needs of young children.
Facilitator: Kirsten Bevelander, Cathy Balatti
Time: 2-4 hours