From playtime to naptime and everything in between, Hertz Furniture has all of the items you need to create a functional and inviting learning space. Choose from a wide range of storage options, imaginative play toys, cozy cots and more to find a winning combination that little ones will love.
What kind of tables should you get for a preschool?
Many of the activities in a preschool take place around activity tables. Hertz Furniture offers a huge selection of sizes, colors and styles so you can find the best preschool tables for your classroom. Choose from horseshoe, trapezoid, rectangle, kidney, square, circle, flower and clover shaped preschool tables. You can find toddler activity tables with matching edge banding and leg uppers, colored surfaces or vibrant ball glides. We carry models from Mahar, Academia and KFI.
Looking for preschool tables and chairs that match? Choose from a wide variety of sizes and colors to provide a custom fit for young learners in any setting. Make sure to purchase preschool chairs that are the right height for your students. If you are looking to outfit a preschool or daycare, 10”- or 12”-high chairs are a good fit.
What kind of storage do I need for my preschool classroom?
Once you have settled on a table and chairs, there are plenty of other preschool furniture items to think about if you want a classroom that ranks high on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS). Shelving and cubbies are important for any classroom. They can provide great storage for books, toys, sensory bottles, ABC tubs, art supplies and more. Open lockers or cubbies give children an easy place to keep their personal items, backpacks and jackets throughout the day.
Colorful educational toys and circle time rugs can really spice up a preschool or daycare. For the youngest learners, a wide selection of Children's Factory soft-play toys can help develop both gross- and fine-motor skills. Wood Designs sand and water tables come in a variety of sizes, configurations and heights that will fit any space or age. Hertz Furniture also offers many imaginative-play toys.
You're probably wondering, so what should my preschool classroom look like? A preschool classroom should look like a fun and educational space. If you are looking for a way to spice-up your classroom, a colorful classroom carpet is a super choice. You can choose a classroom rug that teaches about geography, shapes, math or letters, or a design that is just for fun. We have preschool rugs from popular manufacturers such as Joy Carpets and Carpets for Kids.
What kind of classroom learning centers belong in a preschool classroom?
Whether you are teaching pre-k or preschool, classroom centers should be an integral part of the learning space. Some of the most common learning centers include an art area with a kids easel and lots of fun materials, a listening center and a sensory center. The dramatic play area is another popular one. It might include a store, house area, play loft, play kitchen and lots of other realistic items that encourage children to explore and use their imaginations.
Center time is a great opportunity for self-directed play. If you want to encourage each student to seek out challenges and try new things every day, differentiated learning centers can be a great tool. If you are looking for a way to separate the block center, reading corner and puppet center, you can use preschool storage units, play panels or preschool room dividers.
How can I make my students comfortable during preschool nap time?
When playtime is over and it's time for some rest, your students can enjoy a comfortable nap time while dozing on a selection of rest cots and mats. Cots are available in a variety of sizes, some of which can be stacked for storage when it's time to play again. Foldable mats make it easy to setup or cleanup the nap area in no time. Don't forget to section-off the rest area with a curtain so sleepy children won't be distracted by what is happening in the rest of the room.
Overwhelmed by all of the considerations and options for your preschool furniture? Hertz furniture is here to help you choose just the right items for your space. Whether you are just looking for an extra bookcase or you want to outfit an entire early-childhood program, you can trust that the furniture experts will offer great advice that suits your needs. Many of our items come with extended warranties.
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A daycare center needs special furniture that is designed to endure constant use. Foundations baby cribs and daycare strollers will support little ones in the optimal ways so they can grow to be healthy and strong. With this durable, secure baby furniture, parents can trust that their little ones are in good hands.
Daycare cribs need to be a bit more flexible than regular baby cribs. When a caregiver is taking care of many little ones at the same time, it is important for them to be able to keep an eye on sleeping babies and active toddlers at the same time. Foundations Clearview cribs have safe transparent sides for easy supervision and observation. Rather than having to constantly walk over and look in on sleeping children, teachers can make sure that babies are secure from afar while still engaging with other children.
Foundations cribs come in a selection of sizes, styles and materials. Choose from metal and wood cribs with attractive designs, convenient features and tough construction. Wood cribs have a refined appeal and dependable quality. Portable cribs are especially desirable in a day care because they can easily be moved around to create space in a classroom. When they are not needed, they can be rolled out of the way so there is more room for activities.
When choosing the ideal baby cribs, don't forget the accessories. Zippered sheets are the safest choice for little ones because they will stay on mattresses even if children move around in their sleep. Matching blankets will keep babies cozy during nap time. Additionally, it is always helpful to have some extra crib mattresses in the event that the original ones need to be replaced.
If large daycare cribs are too bulky for the space you have, play yards are an excellent alternative. They fold up for easy transport, have a relatively compact footprint and can easily be set up in a matter of minutes. Playpens provide a cozy and safe place for babies to nap, but take up much less room than a full-size, or even compact crib.
When sleeping babies wake up, they will need to be changed so they can enjoy the day's activities in comfort. Changing tables From Foundations are great for both babies and their caregivers. Models are available with storage underneath so there is an accessible place for diapers, wipes and creams. For those who are concerned about space, fold-out changing tables can easily be mounted onto the wall of a classroom where they are ready to be used when needed, and barely noticeable when stowed away.
For those who take care of infants and young babies, glider chairs are always convenient to have. Rather than having to walk around the room carrying a baby that needs to be soothed, caregivers can simply sit in a glider rocking chair and let the smooth repetitive motion lull the baby to contentment. The reassuring back and forth motion has a calming affect on little ones that will help the whole room remain relaxed and peaceful.
Active babies and toddlers don't want to spend the whole day inside, but taking them on outings can be quite challenging without the right transportation. Foundations has a number of daycare strollers that are perfect for a trip to the park or a walk around the block. Tandem baby strollers are designed for safety and easy maneuvering. With each child seated comfortably and securely in an individual seats, walks in the park are just what they should be.
Older children in a daycare or preschool setting will enjoy travelling in style on a vibrant tricycle. Toddler tricycles will make a great addition to your outdoor activities. They promote important skills including steering and coordination and are tons of fun. Children will just love riding around on their own or cruising around a course that caregivers setup for them outside.
Having strong foundations enables children to get off to a great start. With the right daycare cribs, changing tables and glider chairs, you can ensure that any little ones in your care receive the all-star treatment. Let Foundations daycare furniture set your program at the top of the heap. If you need help choosing the ideal furnishings for your daycare center, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice from the experts.