The design of a preschool classroom is crucial to the success of each student and can have many different roles depending on who you are talking to. For a teacher, a preschool classroom is somewhere they spend an abundance of time and energy with the goal that their students will be successful. For a student, the preschool classroom can be a place where they are discovering themselves for the very first time. In addition, they might see their classroom as a haven, away from all their worries and difficulties. In order to incorporate all these needs, the design of a preschool environment needs to be carefully considered. Successful classrooms incorporate research based independent learning centers, developmentally appropriate materials, and areas for large and small group learning.

Keywords: Preschool classroom, learning environment, independent learning centers (IDC), developmentally appropriate materials, large group learning. , small group learning.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type