ECE 214 - Week 4 - Discussion 2

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ECE 214 Nutrition and Health of Children and FamiliesWeek 4Discussion 2Safe EnvironmentsPreschool TeacherAccording to Groark, The physical environment of an early care and education setting can influence achild's physical and psychological comfort, which may influence the child's behavior and ability to learnin that environment (Groark, 2012). A healthy school environment has provisions for the basicnecessities and protection from physical, chemical and biological threats. (Groark, 2012)It is important to note considering I am looking toward a preschool teacher career that we understandthat this age group are more prone to be injured. Children in this age are testing their abilities and theirenvironments without understanding the risk that comes along with this. After children reach one yearof age, accidental injuries are the largest cause of death in the United States. Therefore, reducinginjuries when working with this age group is a major concern (Bullard, 2011).Indoor EnvironmentAn effective indoor environment is designed in a safe, naturally lighted, child sized, and developmentallyappropriate way for the age that allows space for activities and various materials to keep the childreninterested. Creating differentiated spaces or leaning centers helps control noise and activity levels inthe program. Accommodating daily needs is also an important part of programs. (Groark, 2012)A big concern about the indoor environment safety is

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