Complete the following project, writing a 3- to 4-page paper.
Center Analysis Project
Center Design Project
Create a plan for a center in your future classroom.
Describe how you will organize the center…You may include a rough sketch if preferred.
Identify the age level(s) the center will be designed for and how children will play in this center.
Describe the materials that you will need for this center, including:
Furnishings/materials will you assume are already available
Materials that will need to be purchased
Materials that you might find for free
Identify curriculum standards that are addressed through this center.
Explain how you would assess learning through this center
Identify ways that you might enhance the center to better support learning. Consider who uses the center most frequently, accessibility for children with special needs, cultural sensitivity, needed equipment, etc. You may include pictures from catalogues.
Suggest ways to manage this center
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Play at the Center of the Curriculum (Van Hoorn, Nourot, Scales, & Alward, 2015)
Chapter 4: Orchestrating Children’s Play: Setting the Stage
Chapter 5: Orchestrating Play: Interactions with Children
Chapter 6: Play as a Tool for Assessment