Creating Engaging Environments

by Beth Edwards

Set the stage for children's learning, interactions, behavior, and curiosity. The classroom environment, when carefully curated, is a silent teacher, one that allows the child to learn independently with their interests leading the way. In this course, participants will explore the benefits of a developed classroom and how the environment becomes "The Third Teacher".

What's included?

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify key elements that are included in a DAP learning environment
  2. Discuss the environment as the third teacher
  3. Classroom arrangements
  4. Tips for creating centers and choosing materials

Course Requirement

This course provides 1.0  hours of professional development for early childhood educators.

Participants are required to view the complete virtual training and complete the quiz. Participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive credit for this course.  

Course certificates are emailed upon successful completion of the full training and quiz.

Meet the instructor

Beth Edwards

Bethene (Beth) Edwards has over 30 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She enjoyed 16 years as a classroom teacher working with children ages 18mos- 6yrs. In 2004 she made the leap into administration leading early childhood programs, mentoring early childhood professionals, and creating interesting, developmentally appropriate classroom and outdoor environments.

During her time as an administrator, she was presented with opportunities to build and launch preschool programs in North Texas and Mason, Ohio. In 2018, Beth joined Green Space Learning full time as a trainer and consultant. In addition, she manages Play Studio by Green Space. Beth is a Texas registered trainer and a Childcare Health Consultant.

Forever a student of Early Childhood Education, Beth is dedicated to sharing experiences and ideas with other ECE professionals. She is passionate about advocating for and preserving high-quality play in childhood. Beth’s favorite training topics include creating sensory rich, engaging environments for children, play based learning, EC best practices, nature play, process art, and toddler play schemas.
Patrick Jones - Course author