social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth
We know that the first few years are of the utmost importance in developing and laying a solid foundation for the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of a child. It is up to each of us to provide a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment for each child in our care. As early childhood professionals, we must constantly adjust and come to realize and understand that every child in every class is different and each child may come with their own set of challenges. Children are not all the same, so how do we teach in a way that is not “cookie-cutter”? As we look to set up our own classrooms, we read that there are endless variations in planning for children and that the environment is the means to an end. Your textbook continues with 3 areas to look at, 1) physical setting 2) the temporal setting and 3) the interpersonal setting. For this week’s discussion, please give an example of each of the settings.