Learning Centers


Play to Learn

In our hands-on learning centers, your child will be practicing many skills to become successful life-long learners. 

Literacy Center

·      Use expanded vocabulary

·      Respond to text

·      Develop a sense of story

·      Read environmental print and symbols

·      Identify alphabet letters

·      Repeat rhymes, songs, poems, plays

·      Participate in word games

·      Discriminate sounds in words

Art Center

·      Represent feelings and ideas through art

·      Describe and respond to won creative work or the work of others

·      Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression

·      Use various materials and mediums to create

·      Use fine motor skills with purpose and coordination

Writing Center

·      Experiment with writing tools and materials

·      Use scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to write

·      Tell others about intended meaning of drawing or writing

·      Use a variety of resources to facilitate writing

Math Center

·      Use number to show quantity

·      Use language to represent number of objects

·      Solve problems using numbers

·      Use numerical representation
               (write numerals, match numeral with quantity)

·      Investigate positions and location

·      Explore shapes in the environment

·      Recognize, extend, duplicate, and create patterns

·      Make comparisons

·      Use measurement

·      Collect information and analyze data

Reading/Listening Center

·      Listen responsively to books and stories

·      Exhibit book handling skills

·      Pretend to read easy or predictable books

·      Comprehend and respond to text

·      Understand that reading progresses from left to right and top to bottom.

Dramatic Play

·      Work cooperatively with peers

·      Use language to communicate

·      Develop social skills

·      Recreate social roles that they see in everyday life

Block/Construction Center

·      Exhibit number and math concepts

·      Develop understanding of spatial relationships

·      Discriminate between shape and size

·      Learn cause and effect

·      Use creativity and cooperation with peers to build

Science/Sensory center

·      Use on or more senses to observe the physical world, natural world, and earth/space

·      Experiment with simple tools

·      Experiment with objects and materials to gather information and observe reactions

·      Make predictions

·      Ask questions

·      Make observations about changes in the environment