TGS-2020501323 (Synchronous e-learning)

The design of the physical space plays a primary role in facilitating the development and maintenance of relationship of the occupants. The space sends a message that getting to know one another is important, constructing expectations of how we work, live and play in those settings. Effective environments are comfortable, interesting, attractive and appropriate for the child, holding intrinsic interest and giving children myriad ways to practice and refine skills across all aspects of learning.

A self-directed learning environment is about children having opportunities to choose, extend their play, interest and learning. Children will have purposeful opportunities to become absorbed and engrossed, develop skill of concentration and perseverance. A self-directed learning environment not only provides opportunities to apply learning from other curricular areas, but also helps children to work collaboratively, which can be transferred and applied to all learning that takes place in the centre, at home and in all aspects of life. Thus, paving the way for lifelong learners.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the effects of learning environments on preschool-age children.
  • Identify features of learning environment that help preschool-age children feel secure, comfortable, welcome and ready to explore and learn.
  • Acquire knowledge on how to design and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment for preschoolers.

LON Certification Status: L1 , L2 , EY2

Occupational Title: Beginning Early Years Educator, Early Years Educator, Senior Early Years Educator, Beginning Preschool Educator, Preschool Educator, Senior Preschool Educator, Lead Preschool Educator


  • 8 Hours

Award of Certificate

ECDA Certificate of Attendance upon successful course completion.

$239.80 (Course Fee) | $151.80 [ECDA Funding (Foreigner)] | $85.80 (After Singaporean/PR Funding)

*Fees quoted are inclusive of 9% GST
Note: The course fee shown is an estimate only. Course fees payable are subject to revision, funding eligibility and approval. Please contact us for details on course fees.