It is also very important for children to feel ownership of the classroom. This can be accomplished by letting them help organize and decorate the room, which engenders feelings that it is their classroom, not just the teacher’s. One teacher has a bulletin board with a large tree cut-out. All children have nametags in the shape of apples, and they place the apple on the tree with Velcro when they arrive each day.When children are absent, their nametags are placed on a heart cut-out, and the children sing “We’ll keep you in our hearts, we’ll keep you in our hearts, Sarah, Thomas, Amber, We’ll keep you in our hearts.” Children who are absent know their classmates are singing to them and thinking about them, and this helps provide a nurturing, caring environment in which they feel comfortable and secure.Children are never too young to learn about fairness. Children in an early childhood setting will first learn fairness from their teacher’s example. One way teachers can demonstrate fairness is to be consistent in the enforcement of rules. Teachers can also demonstrate fairness through the materials they have available for children to work with. Using people colours for crayons, markers, and paper help children recognize different skin colours represented in the classroom and in the world and makes them feel valued because the materials match their own skin colours. Dolls and other figures that represent people should also reflect multiple skin colours.