Environment


Our program believes the environment is the “third teacher”. To that end, materials are visually    pleasing, furniture is neutral and commercial decorations are minimal. The children are the highlight of the walls.  Their individual artwork, photos and families start to shine as the classroom experience grows. Spaces exist for children to play together or alone, in small groups or large, and to run freely outside on the playset, garden or water, mud and sand areas.

Centers include:

  • Construction area  – blocks, including large wooden hollow blocks, unit blocks and unique cars, people and props
  • Dramatic Play – which changes often, from a space station to an ice cream shop to a doctors office with authentic tools
  • Language center  – uses sandpaper letters, object boxes and fun games for the children to practice letters and sounds.
  • Listening center – a fun hideaway cube to listen to a books on CD aloe or with a friend
  • Math cabinet – hands on spindle, counters and bead systems to reinforce quantity concepts of 1-20, tens, teens, decimal system, complex number formation and fractions
  • Sensorial cabinet -hands on materials teaching discrimination of length, height, volume, diameter, color and shape.  Children match and pair things by weight, smell, temperature, touch (e.g rough/smooth) and sound.
  • Science center –  discovery trays filled with bones, feathers, geodes and other natural objects to practice observation and inquiry; parts of animals and plants wooden puzzles and botany classifications
  • Geography – wooden puzzle maps for each of the continents
  • Practical life – trays of work aimed at improving fine motor skills needed for self care and care of the environment
  • Studio – open-ended creative art, material exploration, sensory tubs and weekly cooking project

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science center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dramatic play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

listening hideaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sensorial cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

yoga and peace corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reading corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
math cabinet and writing centers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography work

 

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