Meaningful Makeover: Season 2
Meaningful Makeover: Season 2
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 remake early learning spaces. See how and why key design elements promote learning opportunities—and discover simple improvements you can do immediately. In the episodes below, you'll see our makeover teams in action!
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Meaningful Makeover is now available for STARS credits!
Viewers in Washington State can receive STARS credits for Meaningful Makeover by completing the evaluation, doing your own mini-makeover, and uploading it to Coaching Companion. You will be asked to take before and after photos and/or video of your makeover and answer a few simple questions about the process. You can receive 2 STARS credits for this.
Season 2 Teaser
Season 2 is here with even more great ideas to design spaces that are effective for educators and engaging for children. Here is a sneak peek to see what you can look forward to in Season 2!
Season 2 of Meaningful Makeover is here! This season, we welcome Jamie Phillips as DeEtta’s co-host. We are thankful to have her on our ever-growing team, as it takes everyone to pull off a great makeover! In this first episode, we work on making over provider Laura Coronado’s childcare space, called Mundo de Juguetes (Spanish for “World of Toys”). Laura’s combination of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers challenges the team to incorporate learning materials for all ages over the entire space. This is our first episode where much of it was filmed in Spanish! (with English subtitles)
In Meaningful Makeover Season 2, Episode 2, DeEtta and Jamie are making over teacher Jeanette Johnson’s early learning environment, Little Teddy’s. Watch how the team rearranges furniture to create a more open space for kids to eat and play together. But the kids aren’t the only ones getting a new space to play in. The team also creates a teacher support area for Jeanette, complete with a new desk to help her stay better organized. BONUS! In this episode, DeEtta shows how to make a Tinkerbox, a small box of materials that allows children to explore multiple concepts within a subject. The Tinkerbox here is focused on math and science.
For the third and final installment of Meaningful Makeover Season 2, the team is making over Marsha Ritter’s home daycare. The team shows how Marsha’s entire space can be rearranged so that what’s going on in all corners of the room is easier to see. They also reorganize the materials throughout Marsha’s daycare to make them more accessible to the children. With infants in Marsha’s care, the team works to ensure that infant materials are placed in each learning area so that when they start crawling, the infants will be able to engage with materials.