In this assignment, you will write a 2-3 page paper comparing and contrasting the indoor environments for a one year old and a four year old child. These environments can be in a home or child care program. In your paper include the points and questions below.

Using the Rasmussen College Library, locate one resource/article which supports your explanations and use it within your paper. Include in-text citations and a reference page in APA format.

· Explain how and why an indoor environment for a one year old would be different from the same space for a four year old. Include the physical, intellectual/cognitive, language and social and emotional needs of the children at these ages.

· Describe at least 2 possible risks associated with each age group in an indoor environment

· How you would support the child’s development while still taking care to keep the children safe

Be sure to include APA format with a title page, in-text citations and reference page.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below: Jstudent_exampleproblem_101504