Here are some pictures of the Cradle 2 Crayons environment.
This is the main area. This is where we have music,exercise time and LOTS of play time!
Through the two open doorways on the far right and left side is the Kitchen.
This laundry room is kid-friendly and safe for toddlers to access. No detergents or anything else is accessible in this room
This bathroom is allocated to children ONLY and is cleaned DAILY. This is where Potty-Training happens!! There are double vanities for when children who stay overnight need to brush their teeth!! And of course, LOTS of hand washing happens here!!
The "Green Room"
I have FIVE play pens and each child is assigned a play pen. All children 2 and under are REQUIRED to nap in a play pen. NONE of the children SHARE play pens. There is enough for EVERY child (2 and under) to get their OWN and it is THEIRS until they are no longer under 2. Then that play pen is thoroughly steamed, cleaned, and disinfected. Each child's linen and blankets and pillow etc is assigned to ONLY them and is cleaned and disinfected weekly (unless soiled). Children that are aged out of the play pens nap on their OWN nap mat. These are also NOT SHARED. They belong to the children until they are not staying here anymore. These are wiped down and cleaned every week as well as their assigned linen (unless soiled earlier).
This is our second bathroom. It also has double vanities in case I am potty training multiple children. It's cleaned daily and is very kid friendly. No medications are accessible (they are on the very top shelf in the bathroom closet).
This area isn't accessible to children, however I felt the need to show it because it is part of the house. I do change diapers in that room sometimes and I use the rocking chair to rock infants and younger toddlers who have difficulties falling asleep (or if this is their home routine!).