A new day starts where children's knowledge finds its beginnings in wonder, and their education proceeds from the joy of discovery. Childhood is a time that children should honor by being children. It is a time to imagine what it would be like being a woodland fairy, or a pirate of a pond. It is a time of life to sit and observe and imagine what it would be like to be a water bug skimming over the silvery surface of the water or a salamander nestled safely in the dark under a rock. Children need a secure world; one where they can define their dreams and learn their limits. They need a world where the realities of life can be experienced first hand. Children need physical spaces where they can take risks. They need an environment that not only can be experienced - but created. They need a childhood formed in play and built upon love.