My daycare is homelike and integrated. I have furnishing that is appropriate for home and business. I have utilized the indoor/outdoor space. I wanted the children to have a home away from home feel and the parents too. I have listened and watched the children to make changes over time to create a child centered space. I have put away some items that are extras or the same and are less used. There are pictures of the families with children enrolled posted and family dynamics are discussed at least once a week. It is important to retain the Home Life feel.
DAP is my job to make sure what is appropriate culturally and socially according to DAP principles, guidelines, and strategies found on the NAEYC website.