IT Environmental Design I
The aesthetics of the environment for the very young child is explored along with the rational. Age groupings and flow of the age groupings is examined. Issues of numbers of children in the groupings and the ratio of adult to children is reviewed against community and licensing expectations/requirements. The sensitive periods for the very young child in terms of movement/coordination and language is a particular focus. The exploration of the senses, practical life experiences, order of the environment, concentration are reflected in the schedule of activities, the design of the space, and the selection of materials within the context of safety and legislation. Two sessions divided by age. Session I for birth to eighteen months; Session II for eighteen months to three (3) years.
Understanding the Human Being by Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro
Environment for I - T
Health & Safety for the I - T
Montessori Pedagogy for the I-T
Infant & Toddler