Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition

Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

ISBN 9781605543727

Transforming Early Childhood Environments

The updated and expanded edition of an early childhood favourite!

You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. Designs for Living and Learning has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more
ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that
nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children’s learning.
With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning
settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative
indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a
source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces
where children can learn and grow.

Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, such as the use of repurposed and nontraditional materials, children in the outdoors, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children’s ideas about the environment.

Age focus: 3-5. Softbound, 360 pgs.

Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are internationally acclaimed experts in early childhood and coauthors of many books.

$99.95 (incl GST)

2 in stock (can be backordered)