When you take a walk through houses or improvement store, and you are prone to see the word “security” over and over again you can find security guards, lock, camera etc. Asking ourselves, why is protection (safe environment) so important to us? We need to feel safe in our environment. We prefer secured parking with the clearly marked track. We look for the safe and secure environment that allows us to recognize and respond to any danger, just like at home we need safe environments, children in preschool/school need a safe environment that helps them feel secure.
Children depend on us to meet their basic needs at the same they also depend on us to protect them from harm so they feel safe allowing children to build relationships and becoming secure and meeting their perspective. When setting up the environment, the age and the abilities of each individual child should be taken into consideration.