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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Lay a Foundation for Living and Learning  17 Chapter 2 Think beyond a Traditional Classroom  35 Chapter 3 Create Connections, a Sense of Place and Belonging  59 Chapter 4 Keep Space Flexible and Materials Open-Ended  89 Chapter 5 Design Natural Environments That Engage Our Senses  127 Chapter 6 Provoke Wonder, Curiosity, and Intellectual Challenge  153 Chapter 7 Engage Children in Symbolic Representations, Literacy, and the Visual Arts  189 Chapter 8 Enhance Children’s Use of the Environment  217 Chapter 9 Launch the Process of Transforming an Environment  235 Chapter 10 Face Barriers and Negotiate Quality Standards  265 Chapter 11 Seek Children’s Ideas about Environments  295 Afterword 321 Notes 322 Appendix A Tools for Assessing Your Environment  323 Appendix B Tools to Reflect on Quality Rating Scale Components  333 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL