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Layout of preschool

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Instruction on the basics of layout of a preschool.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education I
Strand 1 Standard 4

Identify and/or implement appropriate environmental space arrangement.

Career Connections:

  • Owner, director or teacher of a preschool or day care

Power Point projector, work paper for students

Background For Teachers:
Read the booklet "Planning Environments for Young Children Physical Space" by Kritchevsky & Prescott (1999). ISBN: 0-912674-28-8. Order from NAEYC Catelog 866-623-9248 or e-mail:


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Student Prior Knowledge:
It would be helpful to have had an art class or interior design class but any student could succeed with the information provided in the lesson plan.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will successfully arrange a preschool with centers, easy traffic flow and a workable environment.

Instructional Procedures:
Lesson includes an extensive power point presentation and a work paper for students to arrange a preschool successfully with teacher support.


Assessment Plan:
Students will successfully layout a preschool room with centers, easy traffic flow, etc. Teacher must closely supervise. Students may work together in pairs in order to learn from each other. Some may have more skills than others. Please grade with attached rubric.


Utah State Curriculum Guide for Child Care Mentoring Workshop, Univ. of Utah, 1993 Planning Environments for Young Children Physical Space by Kritchevsky & Prescott (1999) published by NAEYC


Created Date :
Jun 16 2003 15:03 PM