Rocking the School-Age Environments: Creating Spaces that Inspire

by Audrey Rowland MS, MBA

When we think of a school-aged classroom, the first image we might reflect on is an old school desk and chalkboard. However, school-aged children benefit from a curated and carefully developed environment as defined in this course. While following general center guidelines, participants can compare and contrast their classrooms with best practices and strategically develop methods to transition to a high-quality classroom.

What's included?

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Review characteristics of school-aged children through theories
  2. Review strategies for creating an environment that responds to the needs of school-aged children
  3. Develop quality communication between caregiver/child and caregiver/parent through documentation and display
  4. Develop practical solutions for environments

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

Audrey Rowland

Audrey Rowland has over 15 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Drawing from her expertise as a teacher and administrator, Audrey creates resources and provides professional development for early educators, administrators, parents, and policy-makers.

Audrey is grounded in theory and practice that emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice and high-quality early education. She provides a number of content areas with a focus on classroom implementation. She is an engaging speaker and trainer, translating information into application and inspiring teachers and professionals.

Audrey earned a MS from the University of North Texas in Child Development and Family Studies and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Audrey is a Master Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (#1743)
Patrick Jones - Course author