We incorporate both teacher led and child led times. These together times are fun, silly, creative, and full of direction and contributions from the children. Circle times also encourage a strong sense of community where we learn one another’s names and strengthen our skills of communicating and listening to others.
Child led times are a central part of our preschool class as children direct their own learning through play and exploration. As children joyfully engage and interact with the environment, all developmental areas – social, emotional, intellectual, and physical - are met through creativity and discovery. Our learning areas encourage children to become scientists, astronauts, archaeologists, dentists, doctors, construction workers, truck drivers, hair stylists, managers, moms, dads, dogs, cats, musicians, artists, teachers, etc. as children put every part of themselves into creative play. Learning through play and child led times give children a sense of purpose in the classroom.