Early Childhood Education Essay

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All About the ECERS-R Guide Materials/Centers Checklist (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003) This guide is to assist you only in preparing your centers. For more information and clarification on classroom environment, refer to your All About The ECERS-R guide. Place a check by those items available in classroom. Write needed items on designated line. A. Activities 1. Fine Motor (Page 189) examples: Small building toys: Interlocking blocks Lincoln Logs Bristle blocks Tinker Toys Small blocks, inch cubes Art materials: Crayons, watercolor markers (wide or narrow) Pencils (colored or black, large or small) Paints (tempera or watercolors) with brushes, finger paints Paper (various sizes and colors, construction, painting, drawing) Play dough, clay Collage materials (glue, paste, string, yarn, paper scraps, fabric) Manipulatives: Stringing beads in various sizes, colors, shapes Pegs/peg board in various sizes, colors, shapes Lacing cards with strings Gears with interlocking plates and connectors Nuts and bolts Puzzles: In frames with differing number of pieces Knobs to grasp or knob less Varying levels of difficulty Floor puzzles Jigsaw puzzles IMPORTANT: • Materials available on different levels of difficulty • Materials organized in containers with picture labels • Materials rotated regularly to maintain interest • Materials accessible for a substantial portion of the day • At least 3 of each type of fine motor materials accessible I need: 2. Art (Item 20 - Page 200) Drawing Materials: Paper Crayons Water color

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