Learning Environments and Developmental Domains

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Learning Environments and Developmental Domains 

As you have learned this week, there are many different aspects to development that you need to know when working with children from birth to age 8. You must ensure that your classrooms help to stimulate the physical, cognitive, and affective development for all students. For this assignment, you will bring together your knowledge of theories, developmental domains, and learning environments to design a learning environment. The steps for the assignment are: Step 1: Create your learning environment Choose an age group (birth to age 2, ages 2 to 5, or ages 6 to 8) for which you will design a learning environment. Go to the Classroom Architect (Links to an external site.) web page or to the Gliffy Floor Plan Creator (Links to an external site.) web page. You will use one of these tools to design the layout for the learning environment. When designing your layout, consider how the design you have created will support the developmental needs of your students based on the age group you chose. After creating your learning environment, take a screenshot of your design. Then, copy and paste your screenshot into a Word document. If you need help taking a screenshot, visit Take-a-Screenshot.org (Links to an external site.). Step 2: Written support for your learning environment design Access the APA template in the online classroom for assistance with the writing process, formatting, documentation, and citations in your written work. Your paper must include the following: Introduction (one paragraph) Describe the learning environment that you have designed including the setting of your learning environment (e.g., school, home daycare, center, etc.) along with the age of children with whom you will be working. Physical Domain Explain how your learning environment design supports the physical development of the children with whom you are working. Include at least two specific examples from your design. Cognitive Domain Explain how your learning environment design supports the cognitive development of the children with whom you are working. Include at least two specific examples from your design. Affective Domain Explain how your learning environment design supports the affective development of the children with whom you are working. Include at least two specific examples from your design. Developmental Theories Discuss which of the developmental theories discussed this week are represented in the learning environment you created. Include at least two specific examples from your design. Conclusion (one paragraph)