3 years & up. Invite children to build meaningful connections and collaborate as they share a seat on this soft, easy-to-clean PU vinyl Couch and Chair set. Featuring a contemporary design and solid birch legs that match the Sense of Place Collection's other pieces, this welcoming furniture brings a cozy piece of home to the classroom. Couch measures 22'' H x 42'' W x 18''D and Chair measures 22'' H x 22'' W x 18''D. Both have 11.5'' Seat Height. Ships Ready to Assemble. Limited Lifetime Warranty.… More »
3 years & up. Inspired by large country kitchen tables, the Farmhouse Table provides children with a generous work surface perfect for collaboration and connection. Seating up to 8 children, the solid birch table features a solid birch apron and legs painted white for a light and modern feel. Add the large Farmhouse Benches to encourage authentic social interaction and teamwork. The benches are constructed of solid birch with white-painted legs that are angled to prevent tipping. Table measures… More »
3 years & up. Invite children into the classroom with this unique oval-shaped design inspired by dining-room tables found in the home. Featuring tapered legs and constructed of solid birch, the Oval Table brings a light, modern, authentic feel to any space while encouraging meaningful connections. Measures 21"H x 42"W x 30"D. Use with 12''-14'' Chairs (Sold Separately). Ships Ready to Assemble. Limited Lifetime Warranty. Due to the nature of the wood used, variations in color… More »
3 years & up. Add texture and natural elements to the classroom with the Circle Acrylic Mirror. With a border woven from water hyacinth, the large acrylic mirror brings light, texture, and comfort wherever it is placed in the classroom. Woven hooks on the mirror's back allow for easy hanging. Measures 29" in diameter.
3 years & up. Bring texture and sensory-based exploration to classroom storage with these handwoven Rattan Baskets. Featuring reinforced handles, this set of 3 standard classroom storage baskets integrates nicely with all Sense of Place furniture and offers versatile storage for dramatic play accessories, loose parts, and learning-center materials. Each measures 5.5'' H x 13.5'' W x 9''D.
3 years & up. Store and display loose parts in these handwoven Rattan Trays. Featuring removable acrylic mirrors, these trays can also be used as baskets and encourage exploration and interaction with objects from all angles. Large- 12'' Diameter x 3''H. Medium- 10'' Diameter x 3''H. Small- 8'' Diameter x 3''H.
3 years & up. Inspired by kitchen and high-top table stools found in the home, these solid birch stools feature a backrest and flared legs to prevent tipping. Coordinate stools with the Kitchen Island, or use them for additional seating throughout the classroom. Each stool measures 18"H x 13"W x 13"D. Seating height is 16". Set of 2. Ships Ready to Assemble. Limited Lifetime Warranty. Due to the nature of the wood used, variations in color and grain are to be expected. Naturally… More »
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… More »
3 years & up. Inspired by contemporary armoires and wardrobes, this solid birch and white-laminated storage solution takes a child-friendly approach to organization. This Armoire solves the problem facing many dress-up storage pieces: mess and disorganization. Hang dramatic-play costumes and accessories in the left interior compartment, and keep shoes and other dress-up props in the cubbies and additional overhead storage space. Interior plastic hooks and a wood peg strip with five pegs offer… More »
3 years & up. This 5-compartment Storage Unit is a modern take on the traditional classroom storage piece. The contemporary design of the solid birch feet and apron are similar to furniture you would find in the home. White-laminated plywood serves as a neutral backdrop to highlight the items stored and displayed in this unit, which offers versatile, spacious classroom storage. Measures 24'' H x 48'' W x 15''D . Ships Fully Assembled. Limited Lifetime Warranty. Due to the nature of the wood… More »
3 years & up. The authentically inspired centerpiece of the dramatic play area, the Kitchen Island is child friendly and easily accessible from all sides. Featuring an overhang on the back portion of the solid birch countertop, children are encouraged to pull up a stool and eat together, building meaningful connections in the process. The island's front has 3 white-laminated plywood drawers for classroom and dramatic play storage, and the middle drawer features acrylic dividers for organizing… More »
3 years & up. White-laminated plywood doors and solid birch handles lend this refrigerator a clean, modern look similar to what students might find in the home. Designed with authentic play and versatility in mind, three poly-carbonate plastic storage shelves provide ample interior storage while the acrylic water and ice display window adds a fun dramatic play element to this piece. The standard classroom storage basket fits in the refrigerator's bottom cubby for additional storage. Measures… More »
3 years & up. Influenced by Scandinavian kitchen design, this modern set features a butcher-block inspired countertop made of birch plywood, electroplated chrome goose-neck faucet, and farmhouse-inspired sink made of white ABS plastic. The metal oven-rack and faucet reinforce the collection's mission of using authentically-inspired and sensory-based materials to provide an engaging experience for learners. The farmhouse sink and realistic ABS plastic burners can be removed for easy cleaning… More »
3 years & up. The centerpiece of the Sense of Place Collection, the Fireplace serves as the central meeting point in the classroom, a place where children will gather in authentic learning, collaboration, and play. The solid birch mantel and white-laminated plywood shelves store books and display pictures and objects that reinforce children's natural connection to home. Measures 36"H x 52"W x 19"D. Ships Fully Assembled. Limited Lifetime Warranty. Due to the nature of the wood… More »
3 years & up. This 5-compartment Storage Unit is a modern take on the traditional classroom storage piece. The contemporary design of the solid birch feet and apron are similar to furniture you would find in the home. White-laminated plywood serves as a neutral backdrop to highlight the items stored and displayed in this unit, which offers versatile, spacious classroom storage. Measures 30"H x 48"W x 15"D. Ships Fully Assembled. Limited Lifetime Warranty. Due to the nature of… More »
3 years & up. Woven from palm leaves with hemp-rope handles, this set of 3 storage baskets brings unique texture and a fun shape to the classroom. Use them to encourage sensory exploration and nature-inspired learning. Natural colors may vary. Large- 10.5''H x 14''W x 14''D. Medium- 8''H x 10.5''W x 10.5''D. Small- 6''H x 8.5''W x 8.5''D.
When was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to see your classroom from a child's height? Research shows that effective early childhood classroom design begins from the ground up. Classroom design is a crucial component of an effective learning environment. This book brings a new approach to classroom design that begins and ends with the child's viewpoint. Each chapter details how the classroom environment influences children's learning, and the authors provide specific examples of… More »
An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »