Learning Domain and Child Development
Introduction to Early Childhood Education 101
November 29, 2014
I have chosen to use my entire classroom as a learning environment rather than zeroing in on just one center. It is my belief that every center has the ability to teach children. I choose the settings of a classroom for three (3) year olds to four (4) years of age. I have chosen five different centers within the room for the children: Dramatic Play Center, Block Center, Computer Center, Reading Center, and Art Center. This center is too helping the children with all domains and to help them with their developments. The physical domain is best reached in the dramatic play area the children are able to move large muscle groups as well as their small muscle groups and their affective domain. Their hands are cooking, mixing, setting table, or having dinner at the table. The large group has the possibility of use to set the table or change the clothes on the “babies”. The next best to help aid the children is the block area (this you will see in the bottom left corner). The block area has blocks of all textures, shapes, and sizes and sets on a rug with colors of blue, red, green and yellow shapes. While the children learn to use their small group’s muscles, more in this center, their image is boarding by the fact there is also cars and trucks in the area and they can make cities, towns, bridges, or racetracks.
A good example of the physical development is when four of the students decided to “cook” dinner one afternoon while playing in the kitchen center. the first little girl said to one of the boys that it was time for dinner and he had better have had his homework done cause he had to set the table. The young and other little boy “helped” him clear the table and “set” the table for dinner. These students were able to use their physical development (large and small muscles) to place and lift items around...
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