EC440 Creating Learning Environments
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the “Format Requirements” page for specific format requirements.
Developing a schedule for a classroom is not an easy task. In this assignment, you will create your own schedule for a preschool classroom.
Imagine you are a teacher for a preschool classroom. Create a schedule that begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Your schedule should include all aspects from arrival of the student to the departure. Be specific and detailed, similar to the schedules shown in Chapter 3. When making a schedule, teachers need to consider each of the following: early childhood philosophy; the needs of the children; a balance of activities (child-initiated and adult-initiated; individual, small-group, and large-group; quiet and active; indoors and outdoors); the needs of parents; and time for routines, transitions, and extended center time for in-depth learning.
Explain each of the areas listed above (in italics). Give an example of how you approached each of those areas in your schedule.
Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.