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A4X | Module Six: Designing Indoor and Outdoor Environments

Course Number
A4X_M06R_V2
Price
175.00
Overview

In this module, you will discover all the ways your early childhood program can set a strong foundation for children, staff, and families. As you explore this module you will identify how to adapt spaces and materials for universal design, so that all families and children have full access to participate in your program. You will realize how your program can reflect and express the rich cultural and linguistic contexts of your families.


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Objective

After completing Designing Indoor and Outdoor Environments, you will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of the physical setting on behavior and learning
  • Plan for specific developmental, caregiving, and learning needs in infant, toddler, preschool, and after-school program settings
  • Describe the design elements of settings and materials with implications for planning, supervision, access, and accountability
  • Provide feedback to strengthen teacher competencies in preparing child-centered play, learning, and activity spaces
  • Locate resources and materials to ensure alignment of your setting with quality rating improvement systems, licensing, and regulatory requirements

Additional Information

You have 90 days to complete the module, beginning the day you purchase the module. 


There are a number of institutions offering the Aim4Excellence™ modules for college credit. Both undergraduate and graduate-level options are available. Learn more about college credit options.

This module is one part of the overall Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential program. To earn your National Director Credential, you must successfully (70% or higher) complete all nine modules. To learn more about the credential, visit our website.

After successfully completing the Aim4Excellence™ (A4X) National Director Credential program, your Credential Certificate will be mailed to the address you provided in your profile during your account setup.
Course Hours
16.00