A Day at Knowledge Beginnings
Group time provides an opportunity for children to develop social skills, learn to share ideas and listen to others. With frequent opportunities for group experiences, children gain an awareness of others and a sense of group identity.
Teachers implement small-group activities with a few children at a time, developing the unique interests and abilities of each child. Our teachers use the time to work individually on specific skill development.
Child-directed play in learning centers is an important part of a young child's day. The activities they choose within the learning centers allow for exploration and discovery at the child's pace. During this learning time, teachers individualize attention by encouraging children to make choices appropriate to their needs.
Meals and Snacks
Served in a family-style setting, meals and snacks are tasty, healthful, and foster valuable learning opportunities. At the table, children build social skills through casual discussion with each other and teachers. Discussions about food and nutrition teach children about healthful lifestyles. Mealtimes also provide an opportunity for children to discuss the day's events and to communicate their feelings with one another.
Napping in the afternoon helps children relax and prepare for more learning. The teacher is always present and children can read, draw or do a puzzle if they wake up early. After some quiet time, children are re-energized and ready to take on the remainder of the day!
Playing outdoors isn't just fun—it helps children grow and stay active and healthful. By extending classroom activities into our outdoor areas, learning takes on new meaning and involves opportunities to interact with nature.