3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom 0
The health, educational and developmental benefits of open-air learning have been prompting early years classrooms to move outdoors for a number of years. And now the need for outdoor learning spaces is pressing more than ever as a preventative health measure in the midst of a pandemic. But many schools are challenged by a lack of naturalized spaces and instead are surrounded by an abundance of paved playground and parking space.
We look at three quick and flexible ways to gain softened outdoor classroom space without resorting to jackhammers or bulldozers.
SWIR: Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe 0
With new stringent sanitation standards in schools and child care centres, is the only safe option, plastic toys? Do we have to walk back the naturalization (wood pebbles, feathers, fabrics etc) of our classrooms?
In this third in a series of blog posts on how child care centres and classrooms are re-opening while keeping both children and staff safe in a COVID world, we've organized some hygiene strategies for instructional materials and toys: Sanitizing/Washing, Individualizing and Rotating (SWIR).
How the Third Teacher can Teach Hygiene 0
Across Canada child care centres are re-opening, facing many decisions on how to keep both children and staff safe in a world reshaped by COVID-19. Ready access to sanitation options can make it easier for children to self-regulate and incorporate enhanced hygiene practices. In this first of a series of blog posts we’ll look at furnishings that help centres adapt to heightened sanitation and hygiene standards.