Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Learning Environments

 Title Abbreviation:   LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    170

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Focuses on the adultís role in designing, evaluating, and improving indoor and outdoor environments that ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Design healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for children.
  2. Identify strategies to achieve compliance with Washington Administrative Code and other state or federal regulations.
  3. Create environments that promote growth in all developmental domains and academic disciplines.
  4. Establish environments, routines, and schedules that promote childrenís age-appropriate, self-regulated behaviors.
  5. Establish environments that promote the cultural diversity of children, families, and their communities.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Environments that protect the health and safety of children and adults.
  2. Environmental strategies for guiding childrenís behavior.
  3. Environment, schedule, routine, and activities that meet the needs of learners ages zero to 8.
  4. Strategies to achieve compliance with Washington Administrative Code for licensed child care and/or other state/federal regulations.
  5. Policies and environments which recognize the importance of establishing space and programming.
  6. Quality and effectiveness of early learning environments serving differing age groups (ex. infant, toddler, school age).