At the Squiggle Room Early Learning Center, we strive to include art experiences into the daily life of students. This includes having art and music materials always available to children, and planned activities. Each class will have dedicated small group times, which will include math, science, language, gross and fine motor, and music and art experiences.
Social interaction helps young children to start to develop their sense of self, and also start to learn what others expect from them. ... Putting them in preschool or child care helps your child naturally come out of that phase. Sharing, setting boundaries, and problem-solving all come from socializing and interacting.
Music is all around us - children can be heard singing quietly to themselves, teachers use it as a form of transition from one activity to the next, and even as a way to ensure we wash our hands for an appropriate amount of time. By including a weekly music class we can help children develop their literacy and language development as they learn new words and rhymes, strengthen their gross motor development as they dance around the classroom, and use it as a way for creative expression to communicate their emotions.
With the Reggio Emilia approach, children can explore their own interests. The practices within yoga and mediation allow children to rest their minds and bodies and provide a chance to recuperate from sensory activities throughout the day. This opportunity allows children to destress, raise body awareness, and be prepared to continue making choices in the classroom.
School Age Program will put on a stage production every summer as part of our Art Immersion Summer Camp Program. The Reggio Emilia approach allows each child to find a job for every interest area, whether it be acting, singing, dancing, or behind the scenes work like directing or set and costume designs. The Creative Curriculum will help us set the foundation for social-emotional learning that will be showcased throughout their production such as strengthening their sense of self by developing new interests, recognizing the emotions of their peers and respecting their rights, and working together to address conflict.