The trained and prepared adult is the link between the environment and the child.
- The adult is responsible for the preparation of the environment and the materials, accounting for aesthetics, order, cleanliness, intactness and the physical construction and design of the room.
- In preparing the physical environment as well as the self, the adult is able to meet the needs of the child and be the connection between the physical outer world and the child in such a way that once an introduction is made, and later introductions to slightly new concepts, the child can complete his great task of constructing his own self, utilizing the prepared environment as his tool.
- The adult should prepare a set-up for the exercises of practical life and all areas of the environment that will be conducive to the child’s work with the materials.
- The adult should also know and practice the work with the materials so well that presentations to the children come naturally and smoothly.