Preparing the Environment

You can create a high-quality infant and toddler environment by planning and creating spaces that support infants’ and toddlers’ development, engagement, and overall well-being. Careful thought and planning for infants and toddlers can facilitate the development of positive relationships with nurturing, responsive adults who support their learning and development. For example, a comfortable easy chair that is roomy enough for an adult and a couple of children provides an opportunity in the environment for togetherness. Partnering with and learning from parents is also an important part of this planning process because it supports individualizing your setting to meet the needs of infants and toddlers in your care.

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Publication Date: 
March 1, 2018
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Brief
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