What to look for?
In our classrooms you will see:
Teachers speaking to children at eye level and ensuring that each child is heard.
Spacious environments that are orderly, clean and bright.
Interesting materials which foster independence and collaborative learning.
Actively engaged children are making their own choices and speaking their ideas.
Children moving their bodies through active play inside and outdoors.
Children in contact with the natural world and natural product.
Children exploring art and sensory materials to engage all their senses to find ways to represent their world.
"I Learn From Children," Caroline Pratt, creator of Unit Blocks (free Audible)
“Play is More than Just Fun,” TED Talk by Dr. Stuart Brown