Early ECE Classrooms Reflection

If I designed my own facility, there would be some must haves that would be incorporated. The first thing that I would have is a large classroom full of space. I would want to make sure that there was an enough room for the children to be able to learn and play without falling over each other or materials. I would also make sure that the rooms were warm and comforting for the children and their families. I would want the children to enter the classroom feeling comfortable and safe. Just as they would if they were at home. The classrooms would have plants, pets, and other materials that would let the children experience nature and other natural items. Unlike the schoolrooms in the 19th century, my classroom will be filled with different materials filling the centers of the classroom. I would have charts and signs on the walls for the children to look at for reference. The 19th century classrooms were a big room that had a lot of pews and desk. It was filled with children of all ages. There was no extra in the classroom other than the chalkboard. In my classrooms, I would want to have technology integrated within different centers. Somethings would be a smartboard, radio, and iPad. Since we are more advanced in technology now than what was in the 19th century, it would be easier to construct the perfect classroom.
In the 19th century, the educators used the resources they had to create the best possible learning environment that they could have. The reasons for the multiple ages in the classroom was because most children during this time had to work on the farms and in other places to help take care of their families. The children that went to school was either too young to start working or wealthy enough not to have to work. If they separated the ages, then there would not have been enough children to teach. They also had to work around the weather and time of day. In today's classrooms, I am extremely thankful for the essentials that we have and the advancements in education to help the children succeed in their educational careers.