We have just spent a week preparing the environment, and are now moving on to the phase-in week. The AMI website has this to say about the prepared environment:
Beauty, order, reality, simplicity and accessibility.
Children must be given freedom to work and move around within suitable guidelines that enable them to act as part of a social group.
|Children should be provided with specifically designed materials which help them to explore their world and enable them to develop essential cognitive skills.|
|Mixed age groups (eg. three to six, six to nine, nine to twelve) encourage all children to develop their personalities socially and intellectually at their own pace.|