Good learning environments have a special feeling. The facility and its classrooms are inviting and welcoming, offering warmth and comfort in an away-from-home atmosphere that also offers stimulating learning opportunities. Children and adults in a well-designed classroom interact with each other in a respectful way while children are actively engaged in activities, oftentimes self-selected. Everyone takes responsibility for the materials in the room and displays a sense of ownership. Children know what is expected, display appropriate behavior and transitions occur seamlessly. Materials and equipment are organized and orderly. There is a sense of community in the room.
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