3 years & up. Inspired by curio and china cabinets, this versatile unit displays found objects, important learning-center materials, and student art projects, giving children a sense of belonging and accomplishment. The open side panels and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) back panels, which are inset with reflective, acrylic mirrors, allow children to admire, explore, and interact with objects from all angles. The open front offers access to allow children to easily change the displays. Featuring white-laminated plywood side panels and solid birch feet, shelves, and apron, this sturdy classroom display engages students wherever it is placed. Measures 40"H x 30"W x 17"D. Ships Fully Assembled. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Sense of Place, created by author, speaker, and early childhood educator Dr. Sandra Duncan, builds upon the belief in the importance of young children's environments. Woven throughout this collection are four essential beliefs that serve as a foundation for this spirited collection:
With over 45 years of experience and a doctorate in education, Dr. Sandra Duncan has a wide and varied background in early care and education. She has extensive experience in working with young children and parents, teaching at the university level (doctorate students and early childhood students), designing and writing professional development programs for practitioners, and authoring several teacher resource books including her latest effort with Jody Martin and Sally Haughey, Through a Child’s Eyes.
Now, Dr. Duncan is bringing her years of theory and best practices to the early childhood classroom in the form of the Sense of Place furniture collection - an exclusive to the Kaplan portolfio of furniture offerings. With its modern aesthetics, many authentic and true-to-real-life details, and considerations for what the youngest of children need to thrive best in their first learning environments, the Sense of Place collection provides ECE educators a beautiful backdrop to creating the most meaningful and lasting of learning experiences in early education classrooms for years to come.
“The classroom is powerful. Its space has the capacity to regulate children’s behaviors either positively or negatively... The types of materials in the classroom, including the furniture, and the way they are arranged influence how children act, react, learn and grow.”
—Sandra Duncan, EdD, Jody Martin and Sally Haughey, Through a Child’s Eyes