The Physical Environment:
A Powerful Regulator of Experience
Elizabeth Prescott

With the passing of Elizabeth Prescott, we lose one of the most influential American pioneers in early childhood education. Her provocative thinking on the impact of the environment – both physical and social – on the learning experiences of young children has influenced our field for decades. My interview with her in  1978 for the Exchange article, “The Physical Environment: A Powerful Regulator of Experience,” was one of the most moving experiences of my career. I am pleased to re-introduce this article which was published three times in Exchange Magazine (in 1979, 1994 and 2008). 

Roger Neugebauer
Global Impact Engineer & Co-Founder
World Forum Foundation

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Reprinted with permission from Exchange Magazine. 

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