Décor/atmosphere is actually a HUGE part of child's learning. You have to keep colors in mind (don't want ones that are over stimulating, or too calming) you need to keep materials in mind (are they going to hold up to the kids and still be comfortable), is everything organized to where they can find it and reach or access it easily. Is there too much clutter (this can overstimulate kids and make it hard for them to learn) does the traffic pattern in the room flow so that kids aren't running into each other and there is a path to each center. I could go on...but basically the way a room is decorated is part of learning, without thought into how you arrange your room you could be affecting the children's learning.
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