In good early childhood education centers, children are started working from 4 months of age. In order to stimulate and develop the knowledge and learning of babies. Although obviously, this kind of work, games, activities that we do with them, is not comparable to the educational system, which we w
In good early childhood education centers, children are started working from 4 months of age. In order to stimulate and develop the knowledge and learning of babies. Although obviously, this kind of work, games, activities that we do with them, is not comparable to the educational system, which we will use from the second cycle of early childhood education.
To achieve the objectives set according to the ages, we have to have a series of guidelines, as well as a planning, that tells us the steps to follow. Which will develop each year, depending on the children we have in the class and how advanced they are. Today we are going to focus on one of the points that set the guidelines for early childhood education. The organization of the classroom.
The organization of the classroom in the Infant School
In the early childhood education centers, we have limited spaces. With what we should adapt to what we have in each center. Each age group will have its space (classroom) where it will spend most of the time. Therefore, we have to organize ourselves in such a way so that, being in the same space, the child can get the most out of it. For this the organization of the classroomworks, to take advantage of what we have.
For this, what we do is divide the classroom, in different areas. This we will simply change the decoration with respect to the rest, depending on what we are going to work in this area. With this we intend to ensure that children can change their environment according to the activity or game we intend to perform, within the same classroom. Empowering learning. The child changing the environment, disconnects and returns to be able to pay attention as if it were the first activity. And also, get the child, focus much more on the activity you are doing at that time. According to each child educator, we find a large number of possibilities to organize the classroom. Which is fine, since we should not have a fixed system. Everything will depend on the class that we have that year, since it can vary greatly as we should carry it. Another important point is that the organization of the classroom, we can change it when we need it. According to the developments our children are having. As well as the topics that we are going to start working on. For example, we can have a corner of the stations, which, we will change the decoration, as long as we enter a new season of the year.
Apart from the classroom, we must distinguish another series of essential spaces for daycare children. Among them, they are:
- The dining room: Children need a separate and different space for lunch time.
- The nap: It is important that the children change their place when they go to nap, since they will get much better sleep and differentiate the moments. El - The bathroom: Already since we started with toilet training by sitting the child in the potty, we must place it in a different space, the bathroom.