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For young children, art should be about the process not the product. Young children "do" art for the experience, the exploration, the experimentation. During the "process" they discover mystery, creativity, joy, and sometimes frustration. Art allows children to explore and discover their world on a sensory level. Sometimes they simply explore materials and enjoy the creative process, other times they create designs that represent their reality. Children create and represent their ideas in a visual form. Although adults unknowingly communicate to a child that the product's appearance is important, they should instead encourage discovery and process over product by talking with the child about his/her artwork via open-ended inquiry and extension. The result should not to be compared to the creation of someone else or a model representation of the end product. Creative art is a way in which children express what they know and feel. There can be no one right way, look or feel to it. Is it just the way the child wants it to be and that is what is right about it. It just is. (TO TEST THIS, CLICK ON THE VIDEO MODEL LESSONS BUTTON. WE ONLY CREATED 1 PAGE TO SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS)


There are various types of blocks that can be added to the Block area, the most essential among them are the wooden blocks formally referred to as unit blocks. Unit blocks appeal to young children because they invite open-ended exploration and have predictable features such as size, weight, symmetry, and proportion. Children progress in various areas of development such ad social emotional, physical, language and cognitive when they construct, create and represent their experiences with blocks.


During cooking experiences, children have a rare treat of doing what grown-ups get to do. It gives them a glimpse into the adult world as cooking can require the use of tools that are not always suited for young children. Children learn how food is prepared and how eating the right foods contribute to good health. Cooking provides hands-on experiences with abstract concepts that can be difficult for children. Cooking provides opportunities to organize ingredients, follow recipe sequence and follow multi-step directions while learning numerous math, science, social studies and technology concepts.

Dramatic Play

This is an area designed to inspire creative and imaginative play where children enjoy pretending to be someone or something different than themselves while making up actions and situations that fit the roles they choose to play. Here, children deepen their understanding of the world and develop skills they will use throughout life. They engage in play that supports the social emotional, physical, language and literacy, and cognitive skills as well as use diverse materials that both celebrate and support their multicultural and multilingual backgrounds.