A Look at 4 Important Preschool Classroom Design Elements
A tour around the preschool will give you a better feel of where your child will be spending most of their day should they enrol in that particular centre. It's a crucial part of the search that you should not ignore.
The classroom design is one aspect that doesn't get as much attention during these preschool tours. Here is what you should be on the lookout for.
1. The Colours
It is no secret that colour significantly influences the mood and concentration span. It is no different in a preschool setting.
For such young kids, brighter colours are always the best bet. These stimulate engagement and evoke so much fun and excitement. This colour splash is not just for the walls, but colourful accents on the floors and furniture can also do much to brighten the classroom.
2. The Furniture
The kids will be most comfortable in child-sized chairs and tables that are also easy to move around. These chairs should be ergonomically designed for absolute comfort. It may also be more comfortable for the children to do some of their learning on the floor. For these sessions, the preschool should have cosy rugs and mats.
3. Visual Simulations and Displays
With this element, balance is critical. Too much and the kids may get confused and distracted, while little visual simulations may only demotivate the kids.
Placement is also equally important. Hanging the visual simulation materials on a window, for example, will affect how much light gets into the classroom, which may, in turn, cause eye problems.
You also want a preschool where there is a bit of space set aside just for the kids to display their work. The sense of ownership and achievement that this creates will only boost the kids' confidence and encourage them to keep doing better.
4. Space Lighting
As mentioned, poor lighting may force the kids to strain, which may lead to eye problems in the long run. If the lighting is just right at the preschool, the kids will be more comfortable and can concentrate better.
Whether natural or artificial, the lighting must be just right. If the preschool has the resources to alter the lighting accordingly for the different times and learning experiences, this will be better.
Classroom design affects the learning experience at preschool. During your tour, you should take note of the highlighted elements. If the preschool checks these boxes, you can be sure that your child will love it there.
Reach out to local preschools to learn more.