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When setting up your classroom environment for young learners, some key points to consider can be:

  • arrange materials, and learning centres, in a way that catches the children’s attention and looks inviting to them
  • centres should be created to what the children are interested in
  • where in the room would be the best environment for that centre (ie:  should a reading centre be beside the door to your hallway where it can be busy and noisy?)
  • all materials should be in good working condition and safe for the children to use
  • is the centre set up to be child-directed, or will you have to be involved at all times?
  • try to incorporate natural materials
  • what the intentions for learning and experiencing are