Daycare Furniture Requirements

A daycare is a whole new world for the little ones and in this world everything including furniture should be adjusted to what suits them. Therefore if you are running a day care you should know that the furniture therein should meet and facilitate what the child needs.

Furniture in the day care classroom should support children’s independence in meeting their routine care needs and in conducting their play and learning activities. Basic day care classroom furniture from Kaplan for routine care includes tables and chairs for meals and snacks, including infant seats and high chairs as well as child-size tables and chairs; cribs, cots, mats for rest or nap; diapering tables and storage for diapering supplies; and cubbies for storage of children’s personal items and creative work. Additional furniture available from Kaplan to facilitate specific types of play includes easels for art activities, sand and water tables, workbenches, and dramatic play furniture.

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A learning space should be exactly that. Daycare is about learning through playing and interaction. The furniture in place should be the kind that facilitates such. Ensure that there is enough room for the kids to move and also for the teacher and caregivers to move around checking on the kids.

Well-Designed Preschool Classroom Furniture Promotes Children’s Growth

Imagine that you are a five-year-old child sitting at a work table. Your feet are firmly planted on the ground and you have plenty of room for your body, your paper and your writing materials. You are sharing the table with a few friends but you all have enough personal space to carry through with your given task. You begin enthusiastically; sometimes chatting with your peers; all the while paying close attention to what is unfolding in front of you. You love the colors you are using, you are proud of your work, and you are enchanted, if not a little surprised, at the skills you are displaying. Such a moment is repeated, day after day, in the lives of the young children that we are teaching and who are learning new skills on a daily basis. Although the materials that we provide, and of course our interactions with the children, play a pivotal role in the children’s acquisition of knowledge, so too does the furniture that they are given to work at in our classrooms.

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