Children need a comfortable environment in both school and homestead surroundings. Teachers and guardians are responsible for providing and assisting with necessary materials that are essential in their daily activities. In a classroom, children need space to play, a dining area, shelves to store personal belongings, and classwork desks. All the necessities must be well balanced to avoid excessive or inappropriate usage, such as too much room for running and reduced space for learning activities. This essay entails my perceptions and advice to the director of the child care center, with regards to setup factors such as floor texture and classroom arrangements.
The children are left out to play alone without any guidance about how to join the building blocks. The teacher should interact with the students to guide them on how to join the plastics together. The learning objects should be well categorized to avoid confusion among the children. On the carpet, I could observe mathematical objects which are scattered all over, nixing with other objects. According to Klein (2014), the separation of objects with different purposes could help the children concentrate on one task, thus promoting the learning process. The desk used by the children seems narrow to me and the building blocks need a spacious surface to cater for falling blocks and tall structures.
The girl seems to be outnumbered by boys which seems to be the reason why she is standing on the opposite side. When one boy tries to engage the girl, she throws the objects away expressing concerns about loneliness and boredom. The teacher should practice gender balancing while grouping children and provide a spacious surface for building blocks.
The management of the child care center has done an excellent job of purchasing new materials, which in return will serve for a long period. The first thing I noticed is that the center structures are not well labeled to guide children and caregivers about the specifics and for easy allocation of resources. The rooms are well spacious although others have plenty of space that children can use to play instead of performing learning practices.
There is a need to improve on the arrangement and storage of materials such as books and toys which seem to be disarranged. The shelves seem to be high, which is a troublesome factor that can lead to injuries as children struggle to reach resources. Car toys should be placed on a low-level surface to avoid breakages as they may fall from shelves. If a toy car falls, it may break its wheels resulting in useless objects since it cannot move or function accordingly.
The cleaning sink seems to be out of reach, since its too high for small and short children. The washrooms floor is too smooth for children and may result in dangerous falls as children can spill liquids making the floor slippery (Klein, 2014). Toddlers and children below the age of five years should not use the flashing toilets since they cannot reach the height of the sitting bowl, nor the flashing pump. I would advise the director to separate the dining areas from the classwork areas to avoid distraction as students cannot concentrate on both tasks. Bringing food near the learning desks will cause dirt since children cannot observe hygiene practices. The dining tables should also be categorized according to age differences to avoid bullying among children.
In conclusion, the child care center is well furnished with all the necessary resources to provide and facilitate amicable care and learning. Since children engage in different activities, separation of materials will prevent damages, promote ease of access, and safekeeping. Since children are sometimes uncontrollable, it is always advisable to incorporate different surface textures such as a rough floor in washroom areas and carpets in playing areas. Teachers and guardians should engage in children’s activities for monitoring activities, offering guidance and support, and controlling behaviors.
Klein, A. S. (2014). Creating supportive environments. Web.