Relationship between QualityFacilities and Quality Programs
- Well-designed environments enable children to engage in focused, self-directed play. It supports both exploration and a sense of control.
- Well-designed spaces promote a sense of security, a prequisite in the formation of a healthy identity - a healthy sense of self. In developmentally designed facilities teachers are supported in their role as observers and facilitators of children's learning and development.
- Well-designed classrooms encourage active engagement, extended play, pro-social interaction and child-directed, teacher-facilitated learning. The environment, in effect, will assist in directing teachers toward more appropriate interactions with children.