Read the article on creating supportive environments, “Including Children with Special Needs: Are You and Your Early Childhood Program Ready? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.”
Often in early childhood programs, the environment is seen as the third teacher as it guides and invites children to interact in various ways.
As you reflect on this idea of the environment supporting children’s play,
1. List and describe in your discussion three ideas that you would implement from the reading into your classroom that will support all children (e.g., smooth and predictable transitions).