I'm trying to figure out how to implement a space in my classroom for a child to be alone if he/she needs to be. I am supposed to have it for ECERS, and I think it is a good idea. My problem is where to put it. I rearranged my room from scratch this year and love all of my centers. I'm using so much more space more effeciently this year and I love the placement of all of my centers. My problem is, that my centers take up all of the usable space in the room. I just cannot figure out any new space where a child could go if he or she wants to step back from the action for a while while still being visible to the teachers for supervision purposes. I have a 3-sided pop-up tent-thingy that I have in my library with a beanbag chair inside. I was going to use it for the "Cozy Corner" within my library, but it turns out that I don't have enough room to have the library seating/listening/writing and book racks, PLUS the cozy corner set away from the rest of the furniture. I ended up just putting the beanbag/tent seating in with the rest of the little chairs for reading/listening. It won't really work with any other center - the other centers are either too busy, too loud or too crowded. The really only open spaces now are walkways or doorways. The only other thing I could think of is to maybe buy one of these swiveling chairs from IKEA that has a roll-down top so a child could cocoon inside, but I'm not sure about the visibility issue and it is a little expensive (I'd have to buy it myself). The other possibility is that the computer area could double as an alone space but they are only allowed 20 minutes a week to actually be on the computer. Do you have any suggestions for me? Do you have a space like this in your class, and how does it work?