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KIrish

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The environment should be welcoming and exciting for a child and also pleasing to the eye of the parent (clean and well maintained). A good way of knowing if your environment is inviting would be to observe the students and see if the engage in activities there, or if they seem to wonder mindlessly. If option B you should probably look into updating and rethinking you approach. 
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Going back to a major theme in the last module: observations are key! Watch how children interact with their environment: are they content or crowded in? Is there a place where kids can relax on their own, do they engage with the art and the posters on the walls? What does the facility look like from their perspective? Furthermore variety is key. Kids need an environment that stimulates their social, emotional, scientific, communicative, and physical learning/development. 
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The environment should have materials that offer a little bit of a security blanket of sorts, so that some kind of familiarity is recognized. And then there should also be materials that meet the children's current skill-set, and even challenges them a bit. Toys and activities should be placed at the child's level, accessible and inviting to them, to encourage them to be involved. A wide range of colors and images will also help keep kid's engaged.
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In order for the children to reach their maximum growth potential we must make sure to do our best to put them in an environment that makes them feel comfortable . In doing so we will find that their attitudes and behavior will change drastically for the best. Some of the way we can provide such environments is to make sure we have at least some basic knowledge of the variety of different backgrounds of the children. The best way to gain such knowledge I believe starts with getting to know the parents. What does their child like, dislike, what comforts them etc.  After that, making sure to observe the children and how they ineract with eachother as well as their surrounding is important. Making sure to have a variety of options for the kids to engage in is key as well. Are there places for kids to relax and calm down if theyre frustrated or upset. Sensory areas or areas that focus on fine motor skills depending on what the child is drawn to.  Are there enough stimulants such as toys, colors, books to keep all kids engaged. 
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LeahKerr

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The environment should have a welcoming and safe atmosphere, it should have teachers who are willing to help and interact with the children, there should be toys and art crafts for children to use to expand their imagination, a regular schedule should be practiced everyday so that kids can stay engaged in their daily duties, and there should also be time to go outside and explore nature or play with classmates. 
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SierraKowalski

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The environment needs to be colorful and inviting with a perspective of a child- small furniture, accessible toys, pictures displayed at a child's eye level.
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The environment needs to be filled with a variety of activities that will interest and stimulate kids of all needs and backgrounds. Lots of different colors, textures, open spaces and quieter areas. Places where kids can collaborate or be alone depending on their needs.
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Seattle206

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The enviorment should be very welcoming to the children, make sure that everything is at their height like tables, chairs, books and if appropriate things like paper and crayons should be at a height where the children can reach as well. There should be a lot the stimulates the children like colors, textures, sounds, ect. There should also be a calmer area where the kids can relax as well as areas where the children can play freely. Toys and such should also be at the child’s height. We also need to make sure that we get to know each student and their needs to make sure that everyone is accommodated for. Teachers should also be engaged with the children.
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SelenaGreen86

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A bright, clean environment with engaging centers, appealing to young eyes, with lots of color and fun activities. Things should be with in child's reach, centers that are appealing to their senses, and stimulating their brains.  It needs to feel safe and comforting as well. 
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