We know that young children are natural experimenters and testers. As “young scientists”, they explore the totally new world using the same processes that adult scientist use: observing, classifying, predicting, experimenting, arriving at conclusions, and communicating ideas.
All areas of our center are stocked with science-related materials, not only the science area. Our “young scientists” discover how things work and what makes things happen. Like their adult counterparts, “young scientists” are eager to communicate their findings and share their explanations. As they do this, they use their emerging skills in language, literacy, mathematics and representation.
Our teachers are trained to develop science-oriented learning activities, as well as to recognize and build on the scientific behaviors that naturally arise as children play and explore indoors and outside.