Environment itself is very important. It is much like a museum, so the work of the child becomes the focus of the space. All of our classrooms are large and bright. Each classroom features developmentally appropriate activity centers, such as a block center, a dramatic play area, manipulatives for exploration, an art, science, technology area with a computer, and reading and writing centers. The environment is considered to be a “third teacher” when it facilitates learning in this way.
Our playgrounds are enticing, featuring a combination of equipment – climbers, slides, sand areas for digging and building and a large assortment of riding vehicles. Teachers are constantly using different items and games to vary the outdoor experience while encouraging gross motor development.