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This online module considers the importance of the physical environment in early childhood programs. It begins with an overview of the essential elements of environments and how to design and equip indoor and outdoor environments to support children’s development and learning. You’ll then learn how to ensure that the environment welcomes all children and adults, promotes health and ensures children’s safety, and is aesthetically pleasing. Finally you’ll learn how to create support spaces for adults, including administrators, teachers, families, and other ancillary staff.
You may register for this module at any time and will receive log-in instructions as soon as your payment is verified.
This is Module 6 of the nine modules that make up the Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential. Take only one or a few Aim4Excellence modules to build competence in a specific management area or complete all nine to earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential.
Kay Albrecht, PhD | President of Innovations in Early Childhood Education
Cost includes: All required reading materials, assignments, and media
Total clock hours: 16
Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
Applies toward the Illinois Director Credential (IDC) Core Competency Requirements
College credit is available for an additional fee if this module is combined with Aim4Excellence Module 4: Managing Program Operations and Module 5: Building a Sound Business Strategy. LEARN MORE
Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.
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