Cognitive (General)





Encourage exploration; concrete experiential learning; integrate skills across content areas (integrative learning)

Materials for math and problem solving

Language experience approach (language understanding and use among children and adults, language arts, library area)

Assist development of interpersonal skills, self-management and independence; positive self-esteem, self-regulation of behavior; multicultural curriculum

Space and material for dramatic play, art, block building, cooking, house-keeping; opportunities for self-expression

Activities including active exploration; problem solving; experimentation with hands-on, real-life materials; integrated learning through all developmental areas; learning through themes


Language stimulation through varied opportunities of self-expression

Child-initiated play, child-to-child and child-to-adult; positive guidance and encouraging of expected behavior

Development of creativity and imagination

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