Preschool Classroom Design

Preschool Classroom Centers

The preschool classroom design is to let children have better learning and growth of the place. Early childhood education does not depend on how much knowledge the child has learned, but rather cultivates interest in learning and develops good behavior habits. The design goal of the preschool classroom is to assist teachers in educating children,because children in this age group are relatively weak in safety awareness and do not have a clear understanding of learning. The design of child care centers should take into account a variety of factors, such as courses of study, children’s age, space planning, child care center culture, etc. Incorporating the above elements into the design, the entire child care center will be more vigorous.

Preschool Classroom Centers​
Preschool Classroom Centers​

Preschool Classrooms Requirement

Environmental Creation:

The environment plays a very important role in children's physical and mental development. Environmental creation should firstly pay attention to the safety of material selection because children’s safety awareness is very weak; secondly, environmental creation should reflect the characteristics of childishness. At this stage, children’s independent thinking ability is relatively weak, and institutions can use the environment to follow the environment to encourage children to become interested in learning. Full of enthusiasm for training institutions. Creating a good environment can not only retain students but also improve children's learning efficiency.

Interaction with Children

The design of the preschool should also reflect the interaction between the environment and the child. For example, you can set up some building block areas on the walls of the corridors, which can improve children's thinking and practical skills. Setting up work display areas on the walls of the corridors can encourage children's creativity. The environment is also full of vitality. It communicates with children invisibly, and through excellent design, it allows children to maintain a benign interaction with the environment.

Highlight the Characteristics of Physical Fitness

The purpose of physical fitness training in the child care center is to help children strengthen their willpower and improve their physical fitness. Therefore, when designing children's physical fitness training activities, some sports elements should be reasonably applied, highlighting the characteristics of the project, and allowing children to generate motivation and interest in sports. In addition, for children, the entire space design should also reflect a sense of childishness, allowing children to be interested in the environment and in physical training activities.

Space Safety

Of course, the design of physical training should also avoid the risk factors that exist in the space. Physical training is the place for children to enhance their physical fitness. There is a certain degree of danger in the training process. Therefore, when designing the space, it is necessary to eliminate hidden dangers that threaten the children's safety as much as possible to provide children with a safe learning and living environment.

Montessori Classroom Setup​
Preschool Classroom Centers​
Preschool Classroom Centers​
Preschool Classroom Centers​
Preschool Classroom Centers​

Classroom Design For Preschool

Preschool is particularly important for children’s learning and growth. Scientific design can create a safe, warm and comfortable learning space for children. In addition, the design can make every space full of educational significance. The configuration of functional classrooms, wall decoration, and the placement of facilities add icing on the cake and bring beauty to the organization, and it is also full of positive energy.

First of all, the design of the preschool classroom should not be too boring. Under normal circumstances, the space of the child care center is limited, and the focus is on improving the children’s performance. Therefore, the space occupied by the classroom is relatively large. Therefore, the children’s activity space is mostly in the classroom. In this case, child training institutions should pay more attention to classroom design and environmental creation, and create a warm and comfortable learning environment for everyone. To a certain extent, it is also publicity for child care centers, which is conducive to the future development of child care centers.

Secondly, the design of preschool classrooms should be integrated into one’s own culture. The classroom space needs to be planned reasonably, such as scientifically placed shelves and bookshelves, which will not hinder the children from going to class, but can also bring more humanistic care to the children. The brand culture, humanistic culture, and management culture of the kindergarten center can all be reflected in the design of the classroom, which invisibly promotes the teaching philosophy of the institution.

Preschool Classroom Layout

The planning of the preschool classroom is divided into 5 areas: language area, science area, construction area, art area, and role area. There are three main principles of regional division: the principle of combining the whole and the part, the principle of balancing openness and enclosure, and the principle of complementing indoors and outdoors.

1: Language Area
The language area provides children with a rich language education environment, taking listening, speaking, reading, and writing as activity cues to comprehensively promote the development of children’s oral and written language. The language area provides tables, chairs, or floor mats to give children a quiet and warm reading environment.

2: Science Area
The science area should create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for scientific inquiry for young children, provide scientific observation, measurement, and classification activities, and support young children to use tools for exploration and scientific experiments. The science area needs to be set up in a location with good daylight, close to the water source, relatively quiet, and spacious.

3: Construction Area
In the construction area, children can explore the relationship between number and quantity by consciously stacking, inserting, arranging, and combining construction materials, and improve spatial awareness and geometric concept knowledge. The construction area needs to create an independent space with floor mats to reduce the noise of building blocks landing. The size of the building block storage cabinet should be different in length to facilitate storage and organization.

4: Art Area
According to the characteristics of various art forms, the art area should provide children with operating materials such as paints, brushes, various image qualities, and clay sculpture materials, and encourage them to paint, create by hand, and appreciate works. The artwork area should be set close to the water source, requiring an operable tabletop and a cabinet for storing materials and tools.

5:Role Area
The role area is where children use imitation and imagination to reflect real life by playing various roles. The role area can be close to the construction area, providing a combined toy cabinet and a small number of tables and chairs.

Preschool Classroom Layout
Preschool Classroom Layout

Preschool Furniture

1. The wood material is double AA grade poplar core birch surface multilayer solid wood board, which is not easy to deform and crack and has good flatness
2. Board surface (double-sided): adopt Baichuan UV paint (matte, reduce reflection surface, protect children’s eyesight under strong light environment) automatic production line processing, 2 bottoms (rough grinding + fine grinding), 2 sides (top paint) ), 2 films (the film protects the paint surface during transportation and processing), the hand feels delicate, UV paint is cured by ultraviolet light, with higher hardness and longer service life.
3. Corner treatment: A. Industry-standard: According to the requirements of China’s first mandatory national standard for children’s furniture “General Technical Requirements for Children’s Furniture”, the dangerous outer corners of the product below the ground height of 1600mm should be rounded and inverted. The radius of the circle is not less than 10mm, or the length of the rounded arc is not less than 15mm; B: Processing technology: 2 bottoms and 2 sides are used for finishing (2 bottoms are water-based paint closed bottoms, 2 sides are food-grade wood wax oil), and fine touch.

Preschool Classrooms Set Up

Principles to be followed in preschool classrooms set up

1: Simple. The classroom is planned according to the above four partitions. The layout of the classroom should not be too complicated to confuse children.

2: Isolation. Small class children like to watch and play alone, the classroom should provide such a zone so that children do not have to play with other children.

3: Soft. Young children will be tired outside the home for a long time. So they need sofas, carpets, fabric wall decorations, and plush toys to give them rest.

4: Feelings. Photos, pictures, sound-producing toys, scented plasticine, objects of different materials, and other facilities and toys should provide children with various feelings. But be careful not to overload your child’s feelings.

5: Stimulus. There should be many open materials in the classroom, such as plastic boxes, bottles, containers for pouring water, building blocks of different sizes, crayons, chalk, tearable paper, paste, paints, etc. The number of such items must be strictly controlled, too much will cause confusion and disputes.

6: Stable. The turnover of toys should be slow and don’t replace too many things at once.

7: Safety. Large toys must be safe and sturdy, and items must be too big to be swallowed. Indoors should be checked every day, and children’s behavior should be closely monitored.

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