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“In order to act as an educator for the child, the environment has to be flexible: it must undergo frequent modification by the children and the teachers in order to remain up-to-date and responsive to their needs to be protagonists in constructing their knowledge.” – Lella Gandini

Experts agree that a quality learning environment is crucial for the healthy development of children. Some indicators of quality include educated and attentive staff; a safe, healthy, and child-friendly environment; and stimulating activities with appropriately structured routines.

Resources:

CT Early Learning & Development Standards

CT Core Standards

CT State Funded Programs: ECE Educator Requirements

Ounce of Prevention: Characteristics of Quality Early Learning Environments

Head Start: Creating A Learning Environment For Young Children

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