Organizing Your Child Care Storage Areas

Child care toy closet

Safe, accessible storage areas can be a valuable resource in the child care environment. Storage enables child care providers to rotate materials based on the developmental needs and interests of the children. A storage area makes it possible to create collections of materials and props around specific themes and to build those themes into the curriculum at appropriate times during the year. Storage also keeps children safe by ensuring that dangerous or hazardous materials are inaccessible.

Storage Location Options

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