Defining spaces and activities.
In an early childhood classroom, furniture like tables and low-rise shelving creates spaces that help manage the students. Again, the furniture has to be appropriately scaled, so that the teacher can see students throughout the room. Breaking up the room into zones not only gives a sense of coziness to the environment, but the smaller spaces also exert a passive form of control and deter running and rough play.
In addition to a meeting area that can accommodate all students, early childhood classrooms are often broken into art/writing, blocks, dramatic play, math/science, language/literacy, science, and music areas. Because of the prevalent use of manipulatives, storage should be also be considered when evaluating needs for early childhood classroom furniture.
Choose quality PreK-3 furniture for your environment.
When choosing new furnishings for your early educational environment, check the warranty. Many manufacturers offer a one-year limited warranty. Because we know our product will stand up to today’s classroom, we offer a lifetime warranty on frames and legs and a 12-year warranty on tablets and desktops. Expect a warranty that reflects confidence in the product line from the manufacturer.