Designing kindergarten classrooms

Seetha Anand Vaidyam

basket Kindergarten is a child’s first formal experience of being in a controlled environment. Sizes, colours, shapes, and purpose all matter while designing anything in a kindergarten space. There are many types of standard equipment and structures available in the market to help you design a kindergarten classroom, however a little bit of imagination and creativity would lead to an aesthetic and sensible kindergarten space.

Appealing, comfortable, and minimalistic
While designing or planning the K.G. classroom, one must bear in mind that children come out of the secure and familiar spaces of their homes and sometimes crèches into the kindergarten. The kindergarten should be gently welcoming and instill a sense of security. The space should be appealing and comfortable. Cozy corners with cushions and mats, enclosed with curtains where children can play ‘house’ would be appealing aesthetically and would resemble the home environment and make children feel comfortable with the familiar looking surroundings.

The author works with the Ananda Foundation and is a Kindergarten Consultant, Curriculum Designer and Remedial Therapist. She can be reached at seethaanand@yahoo.com.

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