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Meaningful Makeover


Enhance Your Early Learning Environment with a Meaningful Makeover!


In this first episode, we meet Pam Carino who has been teaching in her own Family Childcare for over 30 years. This episode features a number of small changes that make efficient use of the space and maximize play and learning opportunities for children.

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In Episode 2 we meet Nathan and Clare who have recently moved their Family Childcare to a new location. Utilizing a $500 budget the makeover crew works with Nathan and Clare to:

  • Improve the flow of daily activities so that children spend more time engaged in learning.
  • Make materials more accessible so children can use them easily and with greater independence.
  • Add ready-to-go activities that provide additional learning opportunities.

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Helpful Resources

Visuals from the Head Start Center for Inclusion are ready to be printed and posted in learning centers to help define the space.

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