Learning Centers in an Early Childhood Special Education Classroom. Carrie Zaher SpEd 635-OL Professor Y. Morales. Definition.
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Learning centers are spaces within the early childhood setting where materials or equipment are gathered and arranged in order to promote specific types of learning skills, such as large and small motor skills, literacy skills, creative thinking skills, and math and science problem-solving skills.
Safety is one of the major considerations in the arrangement of learning centers in the setting.
Noise level is another factor to consider. Active, noisy centers should be placed away from quiet learning areas such as the writing center, reading center and science/math center, if room allows.
Learning centers and the equipment in them should be accessible to all children, including those with temporary or permanent disabilities.
Teachers can promote positive social interaction and cooperative work by designing learning center spaces that are suitable for small groups of various sizes, because it is in small groups that children best learn to cooperate.
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