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Enrollment Planning Worksheet, 268–69 environment creating wow factor, 253–55 dedicated space, 6–8 dimensions overview, 9–10 goals for, setting, 14–17 impact on brain development, 66, 68–69 interpersonal dimension, 10 learning domain supports, 71–72 messages conveyed by, 130, 158–59, 252–53 multiple intelligence supports, 68–69 physical dimension, 10 shared space, 2–6, 173–74 temperament supports, 73–74 temporal dimension, 10 See also interpersonal environment; physical environment; temporal environment; welcoming envi- ronments Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water safety, 53–54 fluorescent light bulbs, 186 Environment Planning Worksheet, 268–69 equipment art activities, 209 blocks and building areas, 211 cooking activities, 216, 217 dramatic play areas, 215 homework assistance areas, 243, 245 indoor play activities, 221 manipulative activities/sensory play, 226 math/science/literacy activities, 242 media/technology areas, 233–34, 237 music and movement activities, 223 outdoor activities, 246–47, 249 quiet social areas, 232–33 woodworking activities, 229 F fabrics acoustical properties, 200 cleanliness of, 55, 197, 257 fire-resistant/flame retardant, 47 selecting, 178, 190 fads determining appropriateness of, 134, 255 incorporating in lesson plans, 85, 254–55 families communication with, 8–9, 35, 127, 131 280 • Index cultural differences and diversity, 130, 133, 145–46 donations from, 33, 207 gathering information about, 131, 132–33 providing information to, 136–39, 152 family centers, providing, 138, 152 family conferences, 137 fearful children, 73, 75 feisty children, 74, 75 fifty-fifty rule for physical space, 170 fire safety, 46–47 flame-retardant fabrics, 47 flexibility need for, 81, 82 in schedules, 89–90 See also change flexible children, 74, 75 float and sink activity, 86, 87 floor plans, developing, 166–71, 172 fluorescent lighting, 183–84, 186, 187 food preparation cooking activities, 216–17 licensing and regulations, 53, 216 smells and, 201 formal assessments, 31–32 friends, making, 109 See also social-emotional develop- ment funding state subsidies, 25 See also budgeting and finances furniture arranging, 4–6, 169, 170, 178 evaluating and selecting, 176–77 safety considerations, 45, 46, 47 G games and puzzles challenging children with, 111 indoor play activities, 218–21 outdoor activities, 247 quiet social areas, 231, 233 skill development and, 122 goals of afterschool programs, 204–5 setting for learning environments, 14–17 Gordon, Ann Miles, 10 grab-and-go caddies, 4 graphing floor plans, 166–71 Greenman, Jim, 43 group projects building community, 150–51 cooking activities, 216 maximum size considerations, 59 for older children, 144 guest speakers, 148 Guiding Children’s Social Development and Learning (Kostelnik), 89 gyms protecting floors, 5 shared space with, 3 H halogen lighting, 185, 186 handbooks, 137, 138 hand washing, 52, 96–97, 216 health and hygiene children’s health issues, 135 cleaning and sanitizing, 46, 201, 216 clutter and, 257 hand washing, 52, 96–97, 216 ill child area, 52–53 See also safety hearing impairments, 142 accommodations, 28 noise levels and, 199–200 heating ventilation and air condi- tioning (HVAC), 55, 201 High Scope Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA), 270–71 holidays, cultural considerations, 145–46 homework assistance, 242–45 How Welcoming Is Your Program Environment? checklist, 127–29 HVAC. See heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) hypersensitivity, 195 I IEPs. See Individualized Education Programs/Plans (IEPs) ill child area, 52–53 inclusive environments, 147–48 individuality, supporting, 139–41 Individualized Education Programs/ Plans (IEPs), 132 indoor areas air quality, 54–55, 201 assessing, 12 lighting, 182–87 for older children, 144 See also physical environment indoor play activities, 218–21 information about children’s health issues, 135 communicating with families, 136–39 gathering about children and families, 132–36 sources of, 132 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL