My space is integrated into my home. The children are able to come and go wherever they choose, but we do have a specific classroom area. I, too, have it decorated with natural colors. The children eat,learn, and play in this space. We do have a separate area for sleeping which also helps with transitions to quiet time, in my opinion. All furniture in the area is child-friendly and all toys are accessible. There are a few boxes they need to ask permission to take out, but that is only during morning learning routines.