meaningfulmakeover

Season 1

meaningfulmakeover

Season 1

Enhance Your Early Learning Environment with a Meaningful Makeover!

Need some inspiring ideas to create a more engaging early learning environment? Meaningful Makeover videos offer tips, visuals, and inexpensive solutions. Watch our educational environment experts as they team up with educators to dynamically make over early learning spaces. See how and why key design elements promote learning opportunities—and discover simple improvements you can make immediately. In the episodes below, you'll see our makeover teams in action!

¿Le hacen falta algunas ideas que inspiran para crear un entorno de aprendizaje temprano más interesante y atrayente? Los videos de Meaningful Makeover [Renovación de imagen significativa] ofrecen consejos, apoyos visuales y soluciones económicas. Vea a nuestros expertos en entornos educativos mientras hacen equipo con educadores para renovar en forma dinámica a los espacios de aprendizaje temprano. Vea cómo y por qué elementos claves de diseño promueven oportunidades de aprendizaje—y descubra mejoras sencillas que Ud. puede hacer de inmediato. ¡Bienvenido a la Renovación de imagen significativa!

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Episode 1

In this first episode, we meet Pam Carino who has been teaching in her own Family Childcare for over 30 years. This episode features a number of small changes that make efficient use of the space and maximize play and learning opportunities for children.

We’d love your feedback on this episode!

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Episode 2

In Episode 2 we meet Nathan and Clare who have recently moved their Family Childcare to a new location. Utilizing a $500 budget the makeover crew works with Nathan and Clare to:

  • Improve the flow of daily activities so that children spend more time engaged in learning.
  • Make materials more accessible so children can use them easily and with greater independence.
  • Add ready-to-go activities that provide additional learning opportunities.

We’d love your feedback on this episode!

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Episode 3

Join us for Episode 3 where you’ll meet Faduma, owner of Ayan Family Childcare—named after her daughter. Watch the makeover team demonstrate and discuss changes that:

  • Add more learning opportunities.
  • Define and reconfigure play areas to better meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Make classroom materials easier to reach and use.

See how DeEtta creates a sensory bin out of PVC pipe and be inspired to do it yourself.

We’d love your feedback on this episode!

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Helpful Resources

Visuals from the Head Start Center for Inclusion are ready to be printed and posted in learning centers to help define the space. http://headstartinclusion.org/teacher-tools#visual

Please contact us at ctmag@uw.edu if you have questions about Meaningful Makeover.

Recursos de apoyo

Apoyos visuales del Head Start Center for Inclusion [El Centro para la Inclusión de Head Start] Estos apoyos visuales están listos para usarse y pueden ser impresos y colocados en los centros de aprendizaje, para ayudar a definir el espacio. http://headstartinclusion.org/teacher-tools#visual

Favor de contactarnos a ctmag@uw.edu si tiene preguntas acerca de la Renovación de imagen significativa.

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