I understand how to organize my daycare with the age appropriate materials. The high quality items communicates the children are valued and allows for children to make choices and independence. These items can be purchased at a thrift store etc. that are interesting. The high quality items will last longer, work better, and safer.

Safety , appropriate, and accessibility is very important. This can be done by rotating material and having open ended material such as sand, water, lights, and loose parts. This will encourage the children to experiment and explore with endless possibilities.

It is very important that all items are Developmentally Appropriate Practice, which can be viewed on the NAEYC website. for guidelines, principles, and strategies.