Brain-SET Benefits

Some of the outcomes as being children who are calmer, more engaged, participate more in problem-solving, collaborate with peers, increased opportunities for oral language, self-regulate more effectively and there are decreased behaviour issues. Children of all ability levels are able to access learning due to the way the environment is designed. Educators are calmer, more confident, and more excited about their job. Relationships between adult and child; child and child are richer, playful learning occurs and experiences are developmentally appropriate from babies to kindergarten and beyond.

Brain-SET Benefits

Some of the outcomes as being children who are calmer, more engaged, participate more in problem-solving, collaborate with peers, increased opportunities for oral language, self-regulate more effectively and there are decreased behaviour issues. Children of all ability levels are able to access learning due to the way the environment is designed. Educators are calmer, more confident, and more excited about their job. Relationships between adult and child; child and child are richer, playful learning occurs and experiences are developmentally appropriate from babies to kindergarten and beyond.

Early Childhood Centres

Early Childhood educators are passionate about delivering quality programs for young children. Time is spent organising the room in a way that looks good, is practical and functional. Historically, educators plan for the positioning of the painting area outside or near the sinks for easy clean-up, putting the block area out of the way so structures aren’t knocked over, grouping similar activity spaces together and more. On average, children spend at least 30 hours a week in an early learning centre. This adds to the importance of educators designing an environment in which children thrive and blossom and love to come to every day.

What if we designed the learning environment to support the developing brain? The brain is the only organ not fully developed at birth. Over the first 5 years of life, 90% of the brain is developing. This means that the way we design the learning environment influences learning. Brain development and the commonly known developmental domains – emotional, physical, cognitive, social and language are all supported by the environment.

Brain-SET classrooms for older children

Children’s learning needs change as they grow, and develop and their brain matures. This means that the classroom environment must also change to support the needs of the maturing brain. Ensuring that classrooms are conducive to learning after the early years means that children still need to experience a sense of safety, have an emotional connection to their spaces and have a calm brain that can fully engage in learning opportunities.