“Classroom arrangement plays a crucial role in preschool learning. The more space and better arrangement their for any ECCE setup, children have the better with their exploration skills. Hence these points need to be kept in mind while setting up a preschool classroom are below..”
Key Arrangements for any Preschool (ECCE setup)
- Create clear visuals boundaries, making it apparent to children where learning areas stop and start.
- Define childcare areas with units, equipment with backs, area rugs, etc.
- Each learning area should be separate, and its entity and area.
- The Art area and sand/water play should be located on tile and by sinks if possible, for easy clean up.
- Group similar things together and display materials so that they can be seen in labeled bins, baskets and boxes.
- Avoid having any “blind spots” or areas where children cannot be seen.
- Separate quiet and loud areas so that children can respect each others play experiences.
- Create a soft, quiet area where a child can choose to be alone.
- Pull equipment away from the walls.
- Utilize your equipment to create “nooks” and to visually invite people to come all the way into the classroom
- Have any needed supplies and material close and accessible to the children (smocks, paper towels, paintbrushes, garbage can, etc) to encourage independence.
- Areas should indicate logical use of the material. For example, if the tables are located right by the manipulative shelf, children are given the cue to take those toys to the table.
Arrangements for taking a lesson should be made before hand.
- Decoration of the board
- Writing the topic and sub-topic
- Materials required for taking a lecture in the class, such as :
Howdy, So What Do You Have to Say On Above ?
- Classroom arrangement with the teaching aids.
- Activity sheets along with the names and roll numbers of the students.
- Always keep some extra materials that are to be used at the time of activity.
- Always keep some tissues, plastic bags, old newspapers and napkins ready.
- Always end the session with the clean up time.