• Learning Center (Rationale)


    "Learning to Play - Playing to Learn"
    Writing Center
    Provides children:
    • letter forms and words
    • phrases and sentences
    • expressing ideas and feelings
    • reading
    • spelling and handwriting
    • variety of activities that stimulate writing
    Reading Center
    Provides children:
    • language skills
    • collaboration
    • sequencing skills
    • comprehension skills
    • following directions
    Library Center
    Provides children:
    • language skills
    • visual and listening skills
    • written language
    • cognitive development
    • physical development
    • social and emotional development
    • aesthetic development
    • research area
    Math Center
    Provides children:
    • categorization
    • problem solving
    • sequencing
    • observing and creating
    • measuring
    • development of mathematical concepts:  counting, estimating, adding...
    Science Center
    Provides children:
    • problem solving
    • observing, classifying, hypothesizing
    • experiment
    • recording of findings
    • directed inquiry activities
    • concept development
    • sensory skills
    • physical knowledge
    • logico-mathematical
    Construction Center
    Provides children:
    • problem solving skills
    • social skills
    • language skills
    • fine-motor and gross-motor skills
    • planning skills
    • aesthetic development
    • self-expression
    • cognitive development
    Dramatic Center
    Provides children:
    • role-playing
    • creativity
    • social development
    • cognitive development
    • language skills
    • physical development
    Art Center
    Provides children:
    • experience with a variety of materials
    • expression of feelings and ideas
    • problem solving skills
    • fine-motor and gross-motor skills
    • eye-hand coordination
    • observation
    • creativity