Children and their families are greeted each morning by nurturing, caring early childhood professionals. Many children jump right in and begin to draw a picture, build a farm or read a book. Some children require a few special moments with their teacher as they adjust to the routine of the day.
A circle forms on the carpet as the teacher introduces the activities for the day. Children share information, sing, or perform a finger-play before leaving for other activities.
Throughout the day children are involved in hands-on learning activities in a stimulating environment taking advantage of their natural desire to move, touch, manipulate and explore new ideas. One child may observe and document her plant's growth while a small group of children works with their teacher dictating a class book for the language center.