Preparing Your Center
You’ll need to think about how you’ll design your center. Use the resources below to learn about the physical environment of your business and the materials you’ll need to procure to provide excellent care.
Equipment and Materials
Plan to equip your center with adequate amounts of equipment for both indoor and outdoor play. The equipment and materials you will need depend on the ages of the children you care for. Your center should be arranged so children can play happily with each other and by themselves, participate in a structured curriculum (if provided), and experience their growing independence by hanging up their own coats, putting dishes in the dishwasher, or putting away art materials. The link below will help you create an environment that enhances children’s experiences.