C. Organization

Classroom Organization

  • Children need a classroom environment they can understand and trust. They need to understand the routines and to know where to find things, they need uncluttered spaces to do their work, and they need clear, safe pathways for moving about. It’s essential that classrooms be well organized, predictable, and orderly, with a place for everything and everything in its place. Not only does this make the classroom pleasant for both children and adults to be in, but it nurtures children’s initiative and creativity, enables them to use and care for the space independently, and clearly communicates the message that this is a space worth caring about.