Create and Discover

Sensory Tables

Sensory Tables

Sensory Tables

  • Encourages exploration through the five senses
  • Practices fine motor skills
  • Stimulates vocabulary and language skills
  • Develops hand/eye coordination
  • Introduces math concepts 
  • Provides experience with different tactile materials

Science Area

Science Area

Science Area

  • Encourages children to ask questions
  • Helps children use their senses for investigation
  • Provides opportunities for discovering
  • Develops problem solving skills
  • Develops nurturance and responsibility
  • Encourages math readiness skills

Cooking Area

Cooking Area

Cooking Area

  • Provides opportunities to use all the senses
  • Teaches about food and nutrition
  • Develops small muscle coordination
  • Stimulates language and concept development
  • Helps children learn to follow directions
  • Encourages math and reading readiness skills

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

  • Encourages exploration in a variety of media
  • Develops art enjoyment and appreciation
  • Encourages exploration with materials/colors
  • Develops a sense of personal accomplishment
  • Develops creativity and imagination

Imaginative Play

Let's Pretend Area

Let's Pretend Area

Let's Pretend Area

  • Play interactions for consolidating experiences
  • Provides opportunities to express a range of feelings
  • Develops discourse skills
  • Develops social skills
  • Develops a sense of belonging in the world
  • Develops language skills
  • Fosters creativity

Block Building Area

Block Building Area

Block Building Area

  • Encourages creativity
  • Promotes cooperation
  • Develops numerical concepts
  • Improves small muscle development
  • Promotes language/social interactions
  • Works on spatial relations and three dimension concepts

Dress-Up Area

Dress-Up Area

Dress-Up Area

  • Provides for practice in role playing/social interaction
  • Fosters a sense of belonging in the world
  • Provides for practice in dressing and undressing
  • Encourages creativity
  • Develops cooperation/conflict resolution
  • Promotes expression of emotions / ideas

Move and Grow

Gross Motor Activity Area

Gross Motor Activity Area

Gross Motor Activity Area

  • Provides an outlet for energy
  • Develops large muscle skills
  • Provides opportunities for group play

Music Area

Music Area

Music Area

  • Develops an appreciation for music
  • Improves coordination and rhythm
  • Develops listening skills
  • Provides opportunities for self expression

Circle Activity Area

Circle Activity Area

Circle Activity Area

  • Provides a place for opening and closing activities
  • Develops language and listening skills
  • Provides opportunities for participating in large group activities

Outdoor Area

Sand, Water, Garden Area, Nature Walks

Sand, Water, Garden Area, Nature Walks

Sand, Water, Garden Area, Nature Walks

  • Teaches children to explore natural materials
  • Teaches about growing things
  • Develops cooperation
  • Provides opportunities to discover the joy of nurturing nature

Climbing Area

Climbing Area

Climbing Area

  • Develops balance and coordination
  • Encourages cooperative play
  • Develops spatial concepts
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Develops large muscles

Wheel Toy Area

Wheel Toy Area

Wheel Toy Area

  • Develops balance and coordination
  • Encourages cooperative play
  • Develops spatial concepts
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Develops large muscles

Play and Learn

Reading and Writing Readiness

Reading and Writing Readiness

Reading and Writing Readiness

  • Develops visual skills related to reading
  • Fosters independent work and completion of tasks
  • Develops listening, recalling and predicting skills
  • Develops an appreciation for stories and pictures
  • Increases general knowledge
  • Develops imagination
  • Encourages creation of original stories
  • Develops small motor skills

Language and Concept Development

Language and Concept Development

Language and Concept Development

  • Increases vocabulary
  • Teaches classification skills
  • Teaches about patterns and relationships
  • Develops problem solving skills

Number Readiness

Number Readiness

Number Readiness

  • Develops concepts of numbers and sets that prepare the child for learning mathematics
  • Fosters discrimination of shape, size, and weight
  • Introduces basic numerical concepts relating to measurement and equality