Designs for Living and Learning, 2nd Edition

Redleaf Press

“Curtis and Carter have done it again! This is a winner of a book! They're putting a whole new light on early care and education - a light that was in danger of being lost in the glare of the homogenizing and institutionalizing trends so prevalent in the field.

Not that their underlying philosophy is new. In fact, they are giving new twists to the sound principles on which the field is founded, principles that having gotten stretched and molded over the years into the cookie-cutter approach so common across the nation.

Reading Designs for Living and Learning made me itch to get back into a classroom and try out some of those great ideas they've come up with. Anybody who can teach an old dog like me new tricks deserves lots of attention! I predict this book will become an all time best seller!.”
Janet Gonzales-Mena, College Instructor, Author, Consultant

Designs for Living and Learning:
Transforming Early Childhood Environments, 2nd Edition

The updated and expanded edition of an early childhood favorite!

You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. Designs for Living and Learninghas been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces where children can learn and grow.

Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, such as the use of repurposed and nontraditional materials, children in the outdoors, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment.

Age focus: 3-5. Softbound, 360 pgs.



Price: $45.00