Effective Systems

FirstSchool Learning Environments


Issues in PreK-3rd Education; Number Three

FirstSchool is part of a national PreK-3rd movement of schools, districts, educators and universities seeking to improve how children from ages 3 to 8 learn and develop in schools.  While these different projects use a variety of names, all are working to connect high-quality PreK programs with high-quality elementary schools. 

Schools need to appeal to all who enter as welcoming, safe places to learn and grow. The buildings themselves need to contribute to the success of the children, family members and staff who spend their hours there. A well-designed school setting can encourage the development of positive relationships, maximize children’s learning opportunities, and promote health and wellness for all members of the school community.