Resources for Environments That Engage Young Learners
Other Articles and Resources
Banning, W., & G. Sullivan. 2010. Lens on Outdoor Learning. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf.
Berger, R. 2003. An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship With Students. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Berkey, S. 2009. Teaching the Moving Child: OT Insights That Will Transform Your K–3 Classroom. Baltimore: Brookes.
Bradford, H. 2012. Appropriate Environments for Children Under Three. New York: Routledge.
Broda, H.W. 2011. Moving the Classroom Outdoors: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning in Action. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Bullard, J. 2013. Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age Eight. 2nd ed. New York: Pearson.
Burke, K., & B. Burke-Samide. 2004. “Required Changes in the Classroom Environment: It’s a Matter of Design.” Clearing House 77 (6): 236–39.
Clark, A. 2010. Transforming Children’s Spaces: Children’s and Adults’ Participation in Designing Learning Environments. New York: Routledge.
Constable, K. 2012. The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3–7: Using Ideas From Forest Schools to Enrich Learning. New York: Routledge.
Curtis, D., & M. Carter. 2003. Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf.
Danks, S.G. 2010. Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation. Oakland, CA: New Village Press.
DeViney, J., S. Duncan, S. Harris, M.A. Rody, & L. Rosenberry. 2010. Inspiring Spaces for Young Children. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.
Diller, D. 2008. Spaces and Places: Designing Classrooms for Literacy. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Dodge, D.T., & B. Kittredge. 2004. Room Arrangement as a Teaching Strategy, Revised. DVD, 36 min. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf.
Duncan, S. 2011. “Breaking the Code: Changing Our Thinking About Children’s Environments.” Exchange 200: 13–16.
Duncan, S. 2011. “Reframing Children’s Spaces.” Exchange 199: 30–33.
Evanshen, P., & J. Faulk. 2011. A Room to Learn: Rethinking Classroom Environments. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.
Feldman, J.R. 2011. Wonderful Rooms Where Children Can Bloom! 2nd ed. Peterborough, NH: Crystal Springs Books.
Frost, J.L. 2009. A History of Children’s Play and Play Environments: Toward a Contemporary Child-Saving Movement. New York: Routledge.
Gerber, M. 2003. Dear Parent: Caring for Infants With Respect. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE).
Gould, P., & J. Sullivan. 2005. The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children. New York: Pearson.
Gould, T., J. Brierley, & K. Coates-Mohammed. 2012. Learning and Playing Indoors: How to Create an Inspiring Indoor Environment. London: Featherstone.
Greenman, J. 2005. Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children’s Environments That Work. Redmond, WA: Exchange.
Heiss, E.R. 2004. Feng Shui for the Classroom: 101 Ideas. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
HighScope. 2009. Indoor and Outdoor Learning Environment. DVD, 40 min. Ypsilanti, MI: HighScope.
Hill, B.C., & C. Ekey. 2010. The Next-Step Guide to Enriching Classroom Environments: Rubrics and Resources for Self-Evaluation and Goal Setting for Literacy Coaches, Principals, and Teacher Study Groups, K-6. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Isbell, R., & P. Evanshen. 2012. Real Classroom Makeovers: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.
Isbell, R., & B. Exelby. 2001. Early Learning Environments That Work. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.
Isbell, R., & C. Isbell. 2003. The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.
Jensen, E. 2003. Environments for Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Keeler, R. 2008. Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul. Redmond, WA: Exchange Press.
Locktov, J. 2005. Mosaic Art and Style: Designs for Living Environments. Beverly, MA: Quarry Books.
Nelson, E. 2012. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf.
Richardson, G.R. (Forthcoming November 2013). Creating a Space to Grow: Developing Your Enabling Environment Outdoors. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
Rose, B. 2012. “Creating an Environment for Safe and Healthy Sleep in Child Care Programs.” Exchange 204: 70–72.
Rosenow, N. 2011. “Planning Intentionally for Children’s Outdoor Environments: The Gift of Change.” Exchange 200: 46–49.
Slutsky, R., & S. Pistorova. 2010. “Making High-Quality Early Childhood Settings Visible.” scholarlypartnershipsedu 5 (2): 45–56.
Stone, M.K. 2009. Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability. Healdsburg, CA: Watershed Media.
Tai, L., M. Taylor-Haque, G.K. McLellan, & E.J. Knight. 2006. Designing Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping Schoolyards, Gardens, and Playgrounds. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Torquati, J., & J.A. Ernst. 2012. “Beyond the Walls: Conceptualizing Natural Environments As ‘Third Educators.’” Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education 34 (2): 191–208.
Vogel, N. 2009. Setting Up the Preschool Classroom. Ypsilanti, MI: HighScope.
Walsh, P. (Forthcoming Dec. 2013). Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an Outside Learning Environment. New York: Routledge.
Waters, J., & T. Maynard. 2010. “What’s so Interesting Outside? A Study of Child-Initiated Interaction with Teachers in the Natural Outdoor Environment.” European Early Childhood Education Research 18 (4): 473–83.
White, J. (Forthcoming Dec. 2013). Playing and Learning Outdoors: Making Provision for High-Quality Experiences in the Outdoor Environment with Children 3–7. New York: Routledge.
Willis, C.A. 2009. Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children: What to Do on Monday Mornings. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Wilson, R. 2012. Nature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments. New York: Routledge.