Carden Kids Academy
A place where children can express themselves using a variety of media. This helps the development of hand-eye coordination through the use of crayons, markers, finger and brush painting, cutting, tearing, gluing, tracing, and other tactile experiences.
Children learn the value of reading and find that books give them pleasure and information. Their language grows. They are introduced to literature by listening to stories. These activities prepare children to read. We have recently formed a relationship with the library on the CSUCI campus so that our classes can walk there for further enrichment.
The more the young child knows and understands about his world, the more independent and confident he becomes. Experiments, pets, and growing plants gives him new experiences to think about and encourages him to ask questions.
A child needs to feel that he can control and manage his world. Using different mediums such as water, cornmeal, play dough, and sand help to give him this confidence.
Allows for role-playing, development of language skills and stimulates the imagination. It plays an important role in the development of empathy.
This center develops problem solving and negotiating skills in a group setting. Even more importantly, block building furthers the growth of scientific thinking involving inquiry, invention, and discovery.