LANGUAGE ARTS CENTER
Purpose: Through the Language Arts activities children develop oral language,
listening skills, vocabulary, letter recognition, rhymes, phonemic awareness, reading readiness
skills, social skills, sight vocabulary, writing skills, and a positive attitude about reading.
Purpose: In the Library Area, children are exposed to emergent literacy
skills, oral language, and listening skills. The Library also helps them develop a growing
love and respect for books.
SCIENCE AND MATH AREA
Purpose: In the Science Center, children are able to experiment,
solve problems, make decisions, explore concepts about science and nature, improve language, interact
socially as well as develop sensory skills.
Purpose: In the Math Center, children learn counting, grouping,
comparisons, patterns, time, money, measurement, addition, subtraction, geometric shapes, small
motor skills, problem solving and social skills.
CREATIVE ART CENTER
Purpose: The Art Center enhances creative expressions, social skills,
oral language, small and large motor skills, cooperative skills, imagination, and concepts about
size, shape, texture, and color. Children find aesthetic pleasure through the experience
of creative art. We believe that the
“process is as important as the product.”
Purpose: The art easel allows for creative expression, small and large
motor skills, visual perception, oral language, imagination, and color and size concepts.
Purpose: In the dramatic play center, children learn cooperative play
and social skills. Children learn to organize and create their own play. For young
children, dramatic play and learning are not separate. The children learn by accommodating
their experiences, and then assimilating them.
The Dramatic Play experience also allows creative expression.
Purpose: Children develop concepts of number, size, shape, space and weight
by playing with blocks. They also improve manipulative skills, fine motor skills, language,
social skills, self-confidence, and derive personal satisfaction from their creations.
SAND AND WATER
Purpose: Sand and Water experiences provide children with sensory awareness
while developing math concepts, science concepts, small motor skills, social skills and language. Sand
and Water play provides a calm and soothing experience for young children.
MUSIC AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Purpose: Through Music, children improve auditory discrimination, verbal
expression, motor skills, and creativity. Children acquire rhythm through creative e movement
as they listen and move to a variety of tempos and beats.
Purpose: In the Manipulative Area, children develop small motor skills,
eye-hand coordination, increase attention span, visual perception, and build concepts about size,
shape, color, and pattern.