I have a separate area for my program. Items not being used are kept in storage totes. We rearrange the daycare area often to meet the needs of the children enrolled and to give the children the feel of a different environment. We have all items regularly available but we cycle items out 2 weeks at a time. We also attempt to make the room set up and items as close to our themes as possible.
My favorite items are kidfetti and water tables. I believe the children would agree. They also enjoy play-dough, blocks, dramatic play, art area, and books.