LEARNING CENTERS

Click on any of the following learning center links to read more about that center.

What am I learning in Science Center?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Learning to take turns
  • Learning to self-regulate emotions
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Fosters an appreciation, understand and respect for living things

Cognitive Development

  • Learn about the scientific process-hypothesis, experiment, conclusion
  • Develop new language
  • Early reading skills
  • Identify and sort objects based on attributes

Language Development

  • New vocabulary words
  • Opportunity to expand verbal skills while communicating with other students and teachers
  • Answering open ended questions about items in center and/or experiments therefore expanding their interpersonal skills

What am I learning in Reading/Library Center?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Develop concern for others
  • Try out different roles (acting out a story)
  • Share time and materials with others
  • Enhance self esteem

Cognitive Development

  • Develop an understanding of symbols
  • Increase vocabulary
  • Predict events
  • Recognize objects, colors, and shapes
  • Understand sequence
  • Apply knowledge to situations
  • Develop storytelling abilities

Physical Development

  • Develop small muscle skills (turning pages correctly)
  • Strengthen eye muscles
  • Coordinate eye and hand movements
  • Refine visual discrimination skills

What am I learning in Art Center?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Express feelings through creativity
  • Learn to channel frustration and anger in a socially acceptable way
  • Experience pride
  • Share and cooperate with others

Cognitive Development

  • Enhance creativity
  • Develop an understanding of cause and effect
  • Solving problems
  • Develop planning skills

Physical Development

  • Develop small muscle skills
  • Refine eye-hand coordination
  • Learn directionality

What am I learning in Block Center?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Work independently and in a group
  • Take turns and cooperate with others
  • Express needs, concerns, and fears in socially acceptable ways

Cognitive Development

  • Develop an understanding of concepts of length, height, weight and area
  • Classify and sort objects by size, shape and function
  • Predict cause and effect principles
  • Organize a sequence
  • Using addition, subtraction, and fractions to judge how many blocks are needed to fill space

Physical Development

  • Use large and small muscle skills (grasping, lifting, placing and balancing)
  • Develop eye-hand coordination
  • Control the placement of objects (under, over, above, below, on top)

What am I learning in Sensory Center?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Play cooperatively with others
  • Explore social roles (washing dolls, dishes)
  • See task through to completion

Cognitive Development

  • Observe materials to see how they compare and contrast
  • Understand cause and effect
  • Observe conservation of volume
  • Develop problem solving skills

Physical Development

  • Develop eye-hand coordination
  • Strengthen fine motor control
  • Improve coordination skills

What am I learning in Dramatic Play?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Play cooperatively with others
  • Express individuality and creativity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social expectations and attitudes of others
  • Address fears and worries

Cognitive Development

  • Use symbols to represent real objects and situations
  • Identify and plan play episodes with others
  • Draw on past information and experience to solve problems
  • Classify props according to common characteristics

Physical Development

  • Develop eye-hand coordination
  • Improve small muscle control
  • Use visual discrimination skills

What am I learning on the Playground?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Demonstrate social skills
  • Take turns, negotiate compromised and cooperate
  • Express creativity (building in the sand box)
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Increase independence

Cognitive Development

  • Making decisions
  • Plan and carry through ideas
  • Solve problems
  • Identify cause and effect
  • Basic science and math skills

Physical Development

  • Develop large muscle skills
  • Develop small muscle skills
  • Coordinate eye-hand movements
  • Improve balance

What am I learning in Music & Movement?

Social-Emotional Development

  • Participate in a group
  • Develop social skills by playing cooperative musical games
  • Recognize that music and movement express moods and feelings

Cognitive Development

  • Refine listening skills
  • Increase awareness of different movements or body positions
  • Increase vocabulary
  • Explore cause and effect

Physical Development

  • Explore many way sin which the body can move
  • Develop large motor skills
  • Improve balance, coordination, rhythm
  • Improve small muscle skills