My child care environment is becoming increasingly more home like with every change I make. I have had the plastic bright colored furniture, and the wood natural materials, and I find that the children are calmer, more open to learning and trying new things, and I am a happier provider when the environment is more home like instead of center like. The brighter materials and furniture simply do not fit with the idea of calm children who are happy. I love the changes I have made that make my family child care more home like, and the children are happier and calmer.