Learning Environments and Developmental Domains. Due by Day 7. As we have learned this week, there are many different aspects to development that we need to know when working with children from birth to age 8. We must ensure that our classrooms help to stimulate the physical, cognitive, and affective development for all
students. For this assignment, you will bring together your knowledge of theories, developmental domains, and learning environments to design a learning environment. The steps for the assignment are:
To prepare for this assignment:
• Watch the video Touring an Early Care Classroom
Step 1: Create your learning environment
Choose an age group (birth to age 2, ages 2 to 5, or ages 6 to 8) for which you will design a learning environment.
Go to the Classroom Architect or to the Gliffy website. You will use this website to design the layout for the learning environment. When designing your layout, consider how the design you have created will support the developmental needs of your students based on the age group you chose.
After creating your learning environment, take a screenshot of your design. Then, copy and paste your screenshot into a Word document. If you need help taking a screenshot, visit Take-a-Screenshot.org.
Step 2: Written support for your learning environment design
Access the APA template in the online classroom for assistance with the writing process, formatting, documentation, and citations in your written work.
Introduction (one paragraph)
o Describe the learning environment that you have designed including the setting of your learning
environment (school, home daycare, center, etc.) along with the age of children with whom you
will be working. • Physical Domain
o Explain how your learning environment design supports the physical development of the children with whom you are working.
oIncludeatleasttwospecificexamplesfromyourdesign. • Cognitive Domain
o Explain how your learning environment design supports the cognitive development of the children with whom you are working.
oIncludeatleasttwospecificexamplesfromyourdesign. • Affective Domain
o Explain how your learning environment design supports the affective development of the children with whom you are working.
oIncludeatleasttwospecificexamplesfromyourdesign. • Developmental Theories
o Discusswhichofthedevelopmentaltheoriesdiscussedthisweekarerepresentedinthelearning environment you created.
oIncludeatleasttwospecificexamplesfromyourdesign. • Conclusion (one paragraph)
o Summarize the main points of your learning environment design and how it will support the developmental needs of your students.
Step 3: Assignment Submission
• Submit your assignment as a two to three page Word document, not including the title and references page.
o Your document should include a screenshot of your classroom along with the written support for your classroom design (answering all questions from Step 2 above).
• You will need to include your textbook as a resource.
Citation Helper: A Guide to Making APA In-Text Citations) and referenced (see APA References List) in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Essay Checklist for Students.