LEE-1 Demonstrates a developing awareness of age appropriate learning environments for young children by providing classrooms that are safe and well maintained, divided into interest areas with adequate play space in each area, contain a variety of real materials accessible to children and that promote active development in all areas.
LEE-2 Demonstrates a developing ability to arrange age appropriate outdoor learning environments by providing a variety of activities, such as climbing, swinging, building, running, and relaxing.
LEE-3 Demonstrates a developing ability to accommodate children with special needs by adapting the learning environment to meet the needs of each individual child.
LEE-4 Demonstrates a developing awareness of the importance of the development of the whole child by providing daily schedules, routines and activities in the areas of physical/motor, social/emotional, language/cognitive and adaptive/living skills and by acknowledging that basic
care giving activities such as dressing, feeding, toileting and rocking are a part of the child’s developmental learning experiences.
LEE-5 Demonstrates a developing awareness of the importance of play in children’s early development by facilitating and enriching play in the child’s environment.
LEE-6 Demonstrates a developing awareness of the importance of providing opportunities for children to make choices by providing activities that allow children to make choices that reflect their own individual interests.
LEE-7 Demonstrates a developing awareness of appropriate small and large group activities by including child initiated and teacher designed experiences based on the needs and interests of the children.
LEE-8 Demonstrates a developing awareness of the importance of providing experiences where children can construct their own knowledge by providing opportunities for problem solving and inquiry experiences.
LEE-9 Demonstrates a developing awareness of how children learn by providing blocks of uninterrupted time for children to persist at self-chosen activities, both indoors and out.
LEE-10 Demonstrates a developing awareness of child growth and development by using concrete experiences and play to support, extend and develop language and emergent literacy.
LEE-11 Demonstrates a developing awareness that each child’s creative expression is unique by emphasizing the process of creating instead of the end product.
LEE-12 Demonstrates a developing awareness of the importance of creative expression by providing opportunities for children to play with sound, rhythm, language, materials, space and ideas in individual ways to express creative abilities.