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Creating an environment that honours children and fosters creativity
Duration: Approx. 20 min
As early childhood educators, we have a profound impact on shaping the learning experiences of young children. How can we create an environment that truly honors children, celebrates their unique identities, and sparks their boundless creativity.

In this recorded webinar, Christine delves into the essential principles and practical strategies for designing a learning environment that respects the individuality of each child and nurtures their natural creativity. We will explore ways to create a space that supports their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Key highlights of the webinar:

  • Encouraging child-led exploration and fostering a sense of agency in the learning environment.
  • Designing flexible spaces that cater to children's varying interests, learning styles, and developmental needs.
  • Cultivating a culture of creativity through open-ended materials, art displays, and imaginative play areas.
  • Creating inviting and calming spaces for quiet reflection, relaxation, and emotional regulation.
  • Incorporating nature-inspired elements and outdoor learning opportunities into the classroom environment.


Author and ECE leader Christine Burkholder shares her insights, practical tips, and success stories. 
Whether you are a seasoned early childhood educator seeking fresh ideas or a new teacher eager to establish an environment that honors children and encourages their creativity, this webinar is designed to equip you with the tools and strategies needed to create a meaningful and inspiring space.

Join us and discover how to create an environment that celebrates each child's uniqueness, fosters their curiosity, and ignites their imagination. Take the first step towards creating an environment where children thrive, learn, and truly feel honored!
Presented by Christine Burkholder
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About the Webinar Presenter

Christine Burkholder

Christine Burkholder began her journey in the Early childhood field with a degree from Kent State University. She has been a Teacher, Director, District Manager and Entrepreneur in the Early Childhood setting.

Christine is a trainer, guest lecturer, has taught at the University level and she has co authored several articles and soon to be published book on environments. Recently she sold her business of 29 years where she was the founder and CEO of Kids Country Day Schools in Ohio, a group of Reggio Inspired Schools with six locations and over 1100 students.

Currently, she is the CEO of DEGI; Designing Environments for Growth and Inspiration for Early Childhood settings. She believes that offering the joy of learning in everyday moments to children through creating magical environments is the greatest way to honor children. 

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