Creative Expression and Play

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
Art-based centers are inviting, self-contained spaces where children engage in creative activities, and are appropriate for every child. Each requires a clear purpose, a range of materials and activities, and a means of assessment or evaluation. While centers must take into account individual needs, interests, and levels of learning, there are unique considerations for children at different ages. As an early childhood teacher, put on your centers-based thinking cap to complete the follow parts of this assignment. You will want to refer back to Lesson 7 for support and guidance.
Part 1: Summarize how arts-based centers nurture children’s creative expression.
Part 2: Discuss how teachers must adapt arts-based centers for different age levels from toddlers to fourth graders.
Part 3: Discuss techniques teachers can use to manage a center-based environment in the creative classroom.