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    Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments (Paperback) By (author) Margie Carter, By (author) Deb Curtis

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    DescriptionYou 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 favourite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more fresh 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 colourful 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 the early childhood field, such as the use of recycled and non-traditional 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 another offering examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment.


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    Title
    Designs for Living and Learning
    Subtitle
    Transforming Early Childhood Environments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margie Carter, By (author) Deb Curtis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781605543727
    ISBN 10: 1605543721
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: JNLA
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: LB
    B&T General Subject: 340
    Abridged Dewey: 372
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029000
    BIC subject category V2: JNF
    BISAC V2.8: EDU023000, DES010000, EDU044000
    Thema V1.0: JNF, JNT, JNLA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Redleaf Press
    Imprint name
    Redleaf Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2014
    Publication City/Country
    St Paul, MN
    Author Information
    Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are internationally acclaimed experts in early childhood and co-authors of many books.
    Review quote
    "Margie and Deb have done a phenomenal job of revising "Designs for Living and Learning" to ensure that the culturally relevant environments being created by paradigm shifting early childhood programs are highlighted. However, the power of their work is not in merely capturing the images that captivate our senses, but rather it is in providing us a window into the intentionality behind these images. It is far too easy to create an environment that is beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, it is harder to create an environment that reflects the unique culture of your early childhood community, one that builds connections for children, strengthens parents understandings of their child's development and pushes the field of Early childhood education forward. Carter and Curtis have not only achieved this balance, they have also made the information accessible through imagery that touches our soul. When we at the Paradigm Project are working to help programs deepen their practice and create environments that draw upon the richness of a school's unique community, we find Designs for Living and Learning to be a "go to" resource for us, one that can live on for the teachers and Directors after we leave the school."-Peter Blair, The Paradigm Project Founding Partner, ECE change agent, Lifelong learner and Associate Executive Director Harry and Rose Samson JCC of Milwaukee