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PDC #4: Analysis of Child Care Environments (Designing Environments for Learning)

ED POL 416

Explore a variety of designs for child care settings and understand the ways in which environments can assist or hinder children’s learning. In this final course of the program development series, you’ll combine lessons and themes from courses #1-3. Your capstone experience includes a culminating project and portfolio that integrates knowledge and best practices for and developing effective physical and cultural environments for your program.

Instructors

Jane Robinson, MS, IMH-E (I)

Jane Robinson, MS, IMH-E (I)

Jane’s early childhood journey began in Texas. She was hired as a center director at a program licensed for 200 children. Jane left the program to become a family child care provider. During that time, Jane became actively involved as ... read more

Angel Stoddard, MS

Angel Stoddard, MS

Angel Stoddard’s passion to support administrators and early childhood professionals in their pursuit of excellence throughout their program and the field is evidenced by her career path. With a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, Angel teaches full-time for UW Milwaukee ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Develop environments that enhance student performance by understanding the philosophy and culture of learning environments
  • Assess environmental design and design impact on learning goals, both indoors and outdoors
  • Understand the concept of environment as “the assistant teacher”
  • Know the regulatory requirements for environments
  • Be able to design and equip age-appropriate indoor and outdoor spaces, including: creating a welcoming program environment; effect of environment on behavior (self-regulation); healthy environment for adults in the program (staff & families); and cultural competence within environments

Prerequisites

PDC #1, PDC #2, and PDC #3

Course available in spring semester only.

Date: Jan 25-Apr 3, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Jane Robinson MS, IMH-E (I)

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: No class week of Mar 22-27

Sat, 4/10 from 9am-12pm, Commission date (Zoom)

For credit registration call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or email eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2021

Date: Jan 25-Apr 3, 2021

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Sat. 1/30 & 2/6

Time: 9-11am CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Jan 25-Apr 3, 2021

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Jane Robinson MS, IMH-E (I)

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: No class week of Mar 22-27

Sat, 4/10 from 9am-12pm, Commission date (Zoom)

For credit registration call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or email eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2021

Date: June 14-Aug 14, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Note: Additional LIVE class dates (Zoom):

Fri, 6/25, from 9am-12pm, ePortfolio training

Wed, 7/14 from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Project/Portfolio

Thu, 8/19 from 9am-12pm, Commission date

For credit registration contact Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or email eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021

Registration opens Mon, Mar 15, 2021.
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