I like the idea of the wood like fence. You could have one pannel for every child in your classroom and then use it as a growth chart for toddlers. When the child moves up or leaves the centre you can give it to the parents. Use Pallet wood.
I used: Chalkboard paint 1 Bekvam step stool 3 Losjon hangers 1 Brakig tray 1 Observator clip-on basket 2 Bygel hooks 1 Bekvam spice rack A touch of shabby chic for HEMNES console table Desktop Mic Stand from a Lamp