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Why You Should Have Learning Centers In Your Home Daycare

Why You Should  Have Learning Centers In Your Home Daycare

Study shows that children learn though play and having learning centers is a great way to promote learning through play, along with providing a fun and enriching environment that offers your preschoolers a variety of activity choices. In fact, most preschool programs have learning centers or interest areas.

Moreover, having learning centers provides the children with opportunities to work in small groups or alone.

How to set-up the Centers

Setting-up Learning Centers can be very simple and you can set-up as many centers as your space allows. In fact, my in-home preschool was in my living room and I was able to set-up five learning centers.

If you have limited space, I suggest that you rotate your centers, however, be sure to offer at lease five centers at a time and establish the number of children that you want to play in each area at a time.

Here is an example of how to set-up an Art Center

 Art Center


Materials Needed: A table and chairs; shelf to store, paper, paint brushes, crayons, play dough, scissors, magazines, yarn, stencils and other art supplies, You will also need storage containers to store items.

It’s also a good idea to label items with pictures and words. Add a sign, that indicates that clearly defines your art center.

Until next time, be sure to leave your comments below!


How to Create a Mind Stimulating Environment For Young Children


According to the National Centers for Education in Maternal and Child Health, “Environments that are stimulating for babies and young children up to age 5 are filled with safe objects to explore, allow freedom of movement, and provide a variety of experiences. A stimulating environment can be created in one room of a home, in a home child care setting, or in a center-based environment. Moreover, the most important aspect of a stimulating environment is a caregiver (or caregivers) who can create inviting, challenging play spaces in which to interact with babies and young children, can set limits and be emotionally available to babies and young children, and can read babies’ and young children’s cues and support them when they become overstimulated, fatigued, or bored. “

Today I want to inspire you create a space or classroom (s) that stimulate the mind of young children. In fact, if children are not allowed to freely explore the materials in their environment and are not able to reach the materials in their environment; their minds are not being stimulated.

In my 14 years of setting up environments for young children and studying brain development, I know the importance of having a mind stimulating environment.

I have discovered that when a child’s mind is stimulated, he or she is very engaged in learning. However, if a child’s mind is not stimulated; he or she is bored and disinterested.

So with my discoveries in mind, I want to encourage you to provide a stimulating environment and I have provided some great articles to give you so mind stimulating ideas!

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