ERIC Number: ED180616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Preschool Child's Total Learning Environment: Arizona HSST/CDA Competency Based Training Module #1.
Pintchovski, Susan; Workman, Stefanie
This Child Development Associate (CDA) training module focuses on the staff's role in creating and maintaining a child-oriented learning environment for preschool children. An Environment Checklist is provided to help CDA interns assess the richness of their classroom environments before and after completing the training module. Module objectives, suggested activities for each objective, and an assessment checklist are presented in a single format. Topics discussed in the study guide section include: (1) the child-oriented learning environment as a combination of indoor, outdoor, and community resources; (2) advantages of the child-oriented learning environment for teachers, staff, and children; (3) elements included within the indoor physical space; (4) suggestions for utilizing physical space; (5) outdoor space as an extension of the classroom; (6) the role of the community environment in contributing to the total learning environment for preschool children; (7) the use of learning center materials in creating a child-oriented learning environment; (8) the staff's role in setting up and maintaining a child-oriented learning environment; and (9) suggestions for revitalizing the indoor learning environment. Resources for further study are presented. (JMB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Classroom Environment, Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Instructional Materials, Learning Laboratories, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, School Community Relationship, Staff Role, Training
Arizona/Nevada CDA, P. O. Box 337, Sacaton, AZ 85247 ($0.33 per module)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinal County Community Coll. District, Coolidge, AZ. AZona/Nevada Child Development Associates.
Identifiers: CDA; Child Development Associate
Note: For other modules in this series, see PS 011 100-128