Dr. Sandra Duncan joins architect, teacher and mom, Lauren Magee, in an episode of her new web series, Lauren’s Learning Lab. In this installment, Dr. Duncan shares bite-sized ideas on how you can design small or large spaces into the right home learning environment for your children. These flexible spaces allow for children to have […]
There’s no denying it—we are living in a new normal with families now living, working, and learning all together under one roof. The familiar household rhythms and routines of waking up, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and then leaving the house and going about our lives has been temporarily disrupted . . . making all of […]
When most people talk about designing an early childhood education program, they mean the curriculum, the funding, or the program. Not Dr. Sandra Duncan. When the Design Consultant for Early Childhood Classrooms and Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University talks about designing, she means it literally. Filmed for Early Learning Nation’s Mobile Studio at […]
Author, designer and teacher, Sandra Duncan, EdD, and the president of Guidecraft, Gary Bilezikian, were honored to collaborate and contribute to the 250th issue of Exchange Magazine, where they shared their views on the importance of empathetic and heart-centered design of early childhood environments. Here is a glimpse of the article, recently published in the November/December 2019 […]
Although a bird may seem like an unlikely role model for teachers, the bowerbird, a small native of Australia and New Zealand, has a lot to teach us about early childhood classroom design. This amazing avian artist and architect goes to extraordinary lengths to build and decorate his nest or bower. Spending countless hours searching […]
The classroom environment is an essential component for maximizing learning experiences for young children. Inspiring Spaces for Young Children invites teachers to enhance children’s educational environment in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities that are often overlooked in early childhood classrooms, such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points.