The classroom is divided into several learning centers. These areas are equipped with age-appropriate materials to stimulate and encourage children to reach their own developmentally appropriate goals. We encourage individuality and self-exploration.
Encouraging creative expression by exposure to various art media, (crayons, easel painting, play dough, stencils, and chalk)
Discovering nature and the world around us through simple experiments, field trips, classroom pets, rocks, shells, magnifying glasses, magnets. Experimenting with various sensory activities with water, sand and other elements. Developing memory skills, as well as the ability to plan, test ideas and solve problems by working puzzles.
Language Arts and Reading Center
Developing an appreciation for books and reading with big books, story tapes and CD’s and puppets
Housekeeping and Building Centers
Developing imagination with child-size furniture, appliances, play food, tools blocks and dress-up clothes for role playing and building cooperation.
Large Motor Skills Area.
Encouraging the development of gross motor skills in our outdoor play area (climber, swings, slides, balls and bikes). Inside play might include the use of the parachute, obstacle course, balloons and other fun appropriate activities.