An environment which is designed keeping in mind eight key design principles is going to serve children, families and teachers in an optimal manner and will act as third teacher. In this workshop we are going to explore the following topics:
1. Why is environment important?
2. What are the eight design principles for creating classroom environment?
3. Design classroom spaces to support children, families and teachers
4. How learning and development goals relate to environment design
Presented by Sarika Rathi, owner/director of Garden Playhouse, has ran a successful Family Child Care business for almost eight years. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics, a Center Director Permit and a Waldorf early childhood certification. She is an entrepreneur, educator and lifelong learner.