Child Care Rooms
A Reggio Inspired Play Room
Spring Roots Early Learning & Child Care Center believes that the key to early learning is the play environment. The elements of nature used as play materials have all the benefits of growing healthy children. It is our vision to take on a “less is more” approach with all “natural” equipment and to provide natural open-ended play materials.
During the early years including pre-birth to six years of age, children are rapidly acquiring root skills in each domain of development; emotional and social development, communication and language, cognitive problem solving and physical development. These are all supported in Natural Play.
The Environment is the Third Teacher
When Children play using rocks, logs, sticks, water, sand, shells, and any materials found in nature they will gain many benefits toward early learning in; math, physical science, dramatic and symbolic play, language and literacy, art, sensory exploration, movement and music, gross and fine motor development. When they play with toys that don’t limit the child’s ability to interact and create spontaneously through the free experience of his or her own emotional process: The imagination!
The role of the educator is to facilitate support for the children by following their lead. They allow children to play without interruption; they will observe, document, add and assist the children in play. Through their observations the programming will occur, projects will take place that can last days, weeks, or months.