Question by  Pennfield (25)

What is a good setup for an early childhood classroom?

I am a first year teacher and starting school soon. I will be teaching 4 year olds.


Answer by  olive8 (911)

A good setup is one which creates different spaces for children to play, relax, learn and be creative. For example, a "story corner", and "art table" and a toy area.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

You need to make as many separate "stations" as you can in the classroom. Make one area where they lay down mats for nap time. Make a section where they can sit on the floor and either listen to music or have you read to them. Include an adult-sized chair for you there. Then have a chairs/desk area.


Answer by  bob44 (141)

Divide the room in two, one half will have the desks/chairs (it is ok if they are close together) the other will have large play area.


Answer by  Markwanda3161 (90)

The teaching atmosphere for a four year old can be quiet challenging. The room needs to be large and very bright. Centers should be setup in strategic areas because a four year old needs lots of movement. Tables shelves should be low enough for a young child to use with ease. Lots and lots of color should be displayed.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Have set spaces for each activity. Have a rug on the floor where you will teach lessons with shapes that each child can identify as a place to sit on.


Answer by  jsjackson (73)

An early childhood classroom should contain enough colors and shapes to keep the children interested while still providing a sense of order.

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