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When we say that we are a play-based program, newcomers sometimes worry that this means that very little learning takes place. On the contrary! Research shows that children learn more, and retain more knowledge, when they have hands-on experiences that allow them to predict, test, observe, and build upon existing knowledge. Our teachers plan curriculum with children’s individual interests and abilities in mind, allowing for varying levels of challenge and open-ended measures of success. This means that learning happens in an environment that is both comfortable and inspiring.
A large block of time each morning and afternoon is devoted to Interest Centers. Interest centers are classroom areas and activities that target particular skill areas such as math and science, language arts, etc. Children move between interest centers at will. Each station is set up to encourage self-directed play and learning. Sometimes teachers facilitate a particular station, while other times there are written or visual prompts to guide children’s play. Most interest areas are not limited to one type of learning. For example, a cooking project involves math (counting and measuring), science (properties of matter), language arts (reading a recipe and following directions), social skills (turn-taking, role playing) and problem-solving skills (teamwork, trouble-shooting, and sequencing). We do interest center activities in extended blocks of time so that children have opportunities to explore them in depth and build on existing knowledge.
A large block of time each morning and afternoon is devoted to Interest Area time. Since children are natural explorers there are 6 primary content areas (creative arts, early literacy, math, movement, science, and social skills) that we make available in our space.
FKS has an open enrollment policy. However, most of our programs have a waiting list so please contact us today! .