Designs for living and learning: transforming early childhood environments

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Redleaf Press, May 1, 2003 - Education - 227 pages
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Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children, teachers, and parents alike.

Margie Carter serves on the adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Deb Curtis works as a child care teacher at the Burlington Little School in Seattle. Their other books include The Art of Awareness, The Visionary Director, Training Teachers, Spreading the News, and Reflecting Children’s Lives.

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Review: Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

User Review  - Cindy Fox - Goodreads

Loved this book! Am inspired to transform our preschool into a beautiful, engaging place to work and learn! Read full review

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This is one of my go to books when I feel that I am getting burnt out and the daily school routine or when I am stuck on classroom/curriculum ideas. This book is amazingly inspiring! Read full review


Laying a Foundation for Living and Learning
Creating Connections and a Sense of Belonging

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For more than 30 years, Margie Carter has worked in the early childhood field including positions as a preschool teacher, child care director, and college instructor. She and Deb Curtis have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.