The Materialized Classroom
Our Materials Center Educators bring collections of materials to children in schools across the city, and facilitate open-ended play experiences in their classroom. They work closely with teachers to identify how materials support various types of learning and development, and to determine which ways to incorporate materials into classroom life. Materials Center Educators also train teachers in guiding reflection discussions with children, model language and responses to children’s work for teachers, and show how documentation can support assessment and curriculum development.
To schedule a Materialzed Classroom visit at your school, email WENDY.