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Review the University of Phoenix Materials: Early Childhood Setting Management Plan and Signature Assignment Guidelines.
Complete the Early Childhood Setting Management Plan* as indicated.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your Signature Assignment.
Classroom Management Plan
Choose from one of the following three age groups: infant/toddler (birth to age 2), preschool (ages 3-4 years), or kindergarten-Grade 3 (ages 5-8 years) and create a management plan for the early childhood setting you chose. Make sure that each of the following is included in your plan:
Motivation and the Learning Environment
Explain the relationship between motivation and learning. Describe the strategies you would use to increase and maintain children’s motivation, foster active engagement in learning, promote positive social interaction, build a supportive learning environment, and create a connection to children’s families.
Describe skills and attitudes you expect diverse children in your classroom to learn and demonstrate that promote positive social interactions and create a supportive learning environment.
Learning Environment Management Models
Apply the principles of management and knowledge of individual and group motivation and behavior to develop a structure for discipline used in the classroom. Include a list of classroom rules and procedures for children’s behavior and their negative and positive consequences.
Describe a process that will be followed when a child behaves outside the scope of the basic classroom rules and consequences.
Classroom Arrangement and Physical Layout of Classroom
Design the arrangement and physical layout of a learning environment for your identified age level.
Describe how this design influences a positive learning environment.
Explain how your plan will assist in managing the learning environment’s diversity and social dynamics.
Justify how your plan promotes and maintains appropriate behavior.
Describe effective instructional methods that are supported by the physical layout and classroom arrangement.
Collaboration with Families and Colleagues
Develop a list of five to seven activities that are designed to establish and maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with families. Add a short summary about how these activities can promote the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of children.
Outline a substitute teacher plan addressing what a substitute teacher needs to know about the learning environment plan and routines to effectively teach your children.