Interest Centers

Council Oaks Learning Campus believes that children learn by hands on experiences. We provide well defined areas for children where they can learn through play and exploration. Through careful planning and proper arrangements of centers, they are able to explore, create, experiment, and manipulate their environment to better understand the world around them.

In the SCIENCE CENTER children learn:

To explore the natural and mechanical worlds

To observe orderly sequences and sequences of life

To formulate and evaluate predictions

To observe the relationships between and among sizes

To gather simple data and to draw conclusions

Methods of classifications to classify material

In the MATH CENTER children learn:

To identify shapes and numerals

To relate life experience to math

To sequence numerals and to classify objects one-to-one correspondence

How to make comparisons to see the relationships of concrete objects

In the LANGUAGE CENTER children learn:

To identify letters of the alphabet

To relate objects to words

Word recognition and association

Vowel and consonant sounds and recognition

Tools for later reading pronunciation of words

In the PUZZLE AND MANIPULATIVE children learn:

To develop perceptual discrimination by shape, color, size, directions, detail and design

To practice hand-eye coordination

To practice problem solving

To experience a sense of achievement and develop self confidence

To complete a task and to be responsible for cleaning up after self

In the HOMELIVIING CENTER/DRAMATIC PLAY children learn:

To develop self-confidence

To act out familiar situations, try on family roles and work out problems and concerns

To develop muscles, coordination, oral language skills, and math readiness

In the LISTENING CENTER children learn:

A sense of rhythm and tone

Additional memory skills

Differentiation among sounds

Opportunities for self expression

As eagerness to hear stories

New language patterns

To listen to the ideas of others

An awareness of environmental sounds

In the BLOCK CENTER children learn:

To develop hand-eye coordination

To explore special relationships

To compare sizes and shapes

To develop large and small muscle coordination

How to work and plan together

To become aware of organizing and measuring

To become aware of problem solving techniques

In the ART CENTER children learn:

Creativeness through planning, designing and constructing an idea

Satisfactory ways of expressing ideas

Experimentation with color, sizes, various textures and configurations

Hand-eye coordination and better fine muscle control for later writing tools

Respect for artistic expressions of others

To develop their visual and tactile skills

In the BOOK CENTER children learn:

To respect and care for books

To imagine events and situations

Storytelling and dictation of stories

Sequencing of pictures

Left to right progression

The interpretation of pictures and details

In the SAND AND WATER TABLE children learn:

Role playing

Making comparisons

Hand-eye coordination

Measurements and weights

Oral language by interaction with peers

To complete a task and to be responsible for cleaning up after self