This brief from FirstSchool proposes that an optimal indoor and outdoor environment for children should be designed to support the development and maintenence of positive relationships and partnerships throughout the school community; maximize children's learning opportunities; and promote and maintain health and wellness for all members of the school community.
Ritchie, S., Crawford, G.M. & Clifford, R.M. (2009). FirstSchool learning environments: Supporting relationships. Issues in PreK-3rd Education (#3). Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, FirstSchool.
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