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The View From the Door: Inviting Children In

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to help Learners understand the importance of doors and entryways in supporting children's transitions from the outside world to the classroom. This training program contains the following components:

  • Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
  • Training tips and strategies
  • Training benchmarks
  • Preparation and implementation steps
  • Handouts
  • The article "The View From the Door" by Johnna Darragh
  • References
  • Resources
  • Training Certificate for Learner Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • Training Certificate for Trainer Award Certificate

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this are beginning, intermediate and advanced teachers working with children from birth to age 8. Encouraging teachers to consider the classroom door from a child's perspective, this kit helps teachers understand that entryways are an essential aspect of classroom design.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.0 hour. Implementation and actual training time is 4.0 hours, which includes 2.5 of face-to-face training and 1.5 hours of independent study.


Training Outcomes:

  1. Learner will list at least 2 reasons why the classroom entryway is an essential aspect of environmental design.
  2. Learner will cite at least 2 environmental design principles for developing classroom entryways that are responsive, engaging, and supportive of children's, families', and teachers' needs.
  3. Learner will critique, design, and document (i.e., sketch, photograph) an improved classroom entryway based on the principles of designing entryways.

These training outcomes address the following professional standards:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005). www.naeyc.org.
    2.A.09, 2.B.04, 3.C.03, 9.A.04, and 9.A.10
  • NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (2003), www.naeyc.org.
    1 and 4b
  • Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1-6, Volume 6), Number 215). www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/.
    1304.21(a)(iii); 1304.22(b)(iii); and (b)(3)(i)(iii)
  • National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child Care Professionals (2005). www.naccp.org.
    D8; E6

It is important to locate additional state and local standards that relate to this topic or requirements of other regulatory bodies specific to your program.

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