Early elementary classrooms often look nothing like they used to. The emerging trend of flexible seating has dramatically changed the way we look at early education; these curiously colorful classrooms are conscious of the different ways that children learn. They emphasize the power of personal choice and aim to provide comfort and prevent disquiet in the classroom.
Unfortunately, the post-COVID world requires significantly more structure than what is offered in these funky classrooms. Reconfiguring a flexible classroom should aim to keep the "fun" in "functional" while adapting to more traditional layouts and safe distancing precautions. Like all classrooms, there should be an acute focus on cleanliness procedures and ample disinfectants and child-friendly sanitizers should be used throughout. See more options and advice in our complete guide to reimagining the post-COVID classroom.