Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Aug, 2017
The Concordia University-Portland’s Early Childhood Education Programs report that children feel safe and secure as well as valued in high-quality classrooms. This has a positive effect on the children’s self-esteem. The result? Children are more engaged with the learning process.
That’s how essential it is to ensure children have an ideal learning environment. If you’re buying school cafeteria tables, this is a factor you’ll need to consider. Here’s a closer look at what you should know:
First off, those tables are required to meet NEMA standards. That means you need to check if the edges of the tables are compliant with regulations. Do those edges display the right thickness? Are the tables well-constructed and sturdy to survive hyper-active kids?
If you’re bolting those tables in place, are they easy enough to install? You might want to go for options that fit that requirement. That way, you won’t run into installation issues in case you or your staff handles the process.
Proper height and clearance
Every state has different laws concerning the proper height and clearance for school cafeteria tables. Make sure you consult yours so you know if the options you have on your list are ideal or if need to keep looking.
Easy removal of seat or bench
Need to put in a wheelchair? Removing the benches or seats should be easy enough if you need to make room for a wheelchair. That’s another reason why it’s important to ensure the tables are at the right height.
Don’t forget to note down the serial number of the table. This will make things easy when you put in an order for replacement parts later on. Check warranty terms and conditions too before you decide.