Daycare and Preschool Furniture

Child Care Cribs: Safety Standards and Child Care Compliancy

Drop-Side Rails and 2011 CPSC Safety Regulations

Prior to June 2011, drop-side baby cribs were widely and legally used throughout the United States. They were useful and convenient, because they allowed one side of the crib to drop. Caregivers could then easily place or lift the infant in and out of the crib. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) released a statement in May 2010 reporting 32 fatalities due to drop-side rails over a nine-year period due to faulty clips and hardware that allowed the rail to slip trapping the child’s head.  In June of 2011, new regulations on crib safety were put in place. These regulations pertained to banning drop-side rails, as well as a demand for increased durability of mattress supports and hardware in order to prove compliance.

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STEM education (STEAM) for Preschool and Kindergarten

STEM education (STEAM) is one of the current buzzwords in all levels of education. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math are the topics included in the acronym STEAM. Lessons or activities need not encompass all five areas at once.

Classroom Garden and Science Lab is one way to include developmentally appropriate hours of learning and fun in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. This sturdy center in a cart, a six piece set, includes an Eco Lab, Garden Lab and more. The pieces can be added or subtracted depending on how you are using the center. Hands-on learning is necessary to any preschool or kindergarten curriculum. With gardening activities, students learn about plants, estimation, graphing, foods, nutrition, cooperation, ecology, and so much more.

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Preschool Furniture – 5 Fun Uses for Sensory Tables

When purchasing preschool furniture a sensory table should definitely be on your list. Sensory tables provide hours of educational entertainment for little ones. Depending on what you put in them they may get messy at times, but the learning gained from the sensory play the table offers will be well worth the mess.

Everyone has played in a sand table or water table at some point. While these are both fun and worthwhile sensory table fillers, there are dozens of other fun, creative options out there that kids love. We have included a few ideas below.

  • Rice – White rice, brown rice, or colored rice all make for amazing sensory bin fillers. For Valentines Day, check out a Rose Scented Rice recipe on Pinterest.  The feeling of running your fingers through rice is one not many kids can resist, and rice is small enough to be used in funnels and water wheels.

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5 Great Freestanding Changing Tables for Daycare Centers and Nurseries

With so many freestanding changing tables and portable hand washing sinks on the market today, it can be hard to find the right one for daycare centers and nurseries. So to make the decision easier for care providers and management, we’ve assembled a list of five great models that our company heartily recommend.


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