September 3, 2015
Setting Up the Learning Environment for Infants and Toddlers Part 1

In your daycare center or program, what is the important thing in your children's environment? You are. As the caregiver for the day, you help the infant or toddler learn and grow in every developmental area just by being attentive and affectionate during routine activities.

The primary ways to this are to talk and read to the children and to support positive behavior. 

Plus there are the basics with furnishing, room layout and scheduling, such as spaces for:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Greetings and farewells
  • Meals and art activities
  • Naps
  • Diapering and toileting
And so much more. Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry County is hosting a training event, Setting Up the Learning Environment for Infants and Toddlers Part 1, on September 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 146 E. Main Street, Martinsville. The instructor is Dr. Patricia Grogan, Early Childhood Specialist.
 
Participants will explore the features of quality "play-based" learning environments for infants and toddlers using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) tool as a guide.
 
Confirm attendance by contacting Ruth Anne Collins, Early Education Coordinator, at 276.403.5528 or ruthanne@smartbeginningsmhc.org