The creative center has kidney tables so that children can interact with each other while doing projects or for the teacher to help scaffold and/or observe. There are easels and a touch box with changing manipulative materials in it to enhance tactile experiences and also so that multiple children can work on different projects at the same time. This area is close to the kitchen so that children can easily access a sink. The kitchen is an area that must be kept clean and any activities happening here must be done with the supervision of an adult. It is useful to show children daily activities that happen in the kitchen and have them help out. It also provides a space to eat in (along with table from critical thinking area). The critical thinking area is where children can be challenged intellectually with puzzles, games, and acquire math skills. The imagination area includes some kind of covering (tent or play stand) in order to create a feeling of being in a separate room. The block area blends into this area so that imaginary play is not constricted to a certain space. It also allows for the free movement of large materials such as blocks and more social interactions between the children.
educational portfolio for ages 3 & 4