Block Area

Our program is a child center environment based on our understanding of how young children learn. Our curriculum centers on the “whole child” approach and learning through play.

You might ask yourself what is my child learning when she/he is playing with blocks.

Science and math: they discover that one long block is equal to two short blocks ( proportions, fractions). Match block shapes to shelf label (spatial sense). Make patterns ( square, square, triangle, triangle and so on.

Language and literacy: Learn vocabulary; shapes (cylinder, arch) comparison (taller, heavier), talk about structure before, during and after.

Social and emotional: rebuild after a block tower falls (self confidence, perseverance), put away blocks when finished building (self regulation,sense of community).