Physical Environment: A Guide to the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standard and Related Accreditation Criteria
Item #: 9908
# of Pages:52
The physical environment sets the stage and creates the context for everything that happens in any setting—a classroom, a play yard, a multipurpose room. A high-quality environment welcomes children; engages children in a variety of activities; provides space for individual, small-group, and large-group activities; and generally supports the program's philosophy and goals. Ultimately, the physical environment must convey values and messages about who is welcomed, what is important, and what the beliefs are about how children learn.
Updated in 2008, this is one of nine booklets addressing the Standards and Criteria specific to NAEYC Accreditation of early childhood education programs.