Section two is about creating an effective learning environment—one that is well planned and organized, yet adaptive and flexible to accommodate the children and families it supports. For some, school is a scary place, so an inviting, non-judgmental environment is crucial for establishing comfort and security. In creating a welcoming, inclusive environment open to exploration and play, you ensure children and families feel safe. As well, accommodating families’ interests, diversity and projects help them become a valued part of your program.