Children At-Promise is s well designed and well organized learning environment that is inviting to children, full of interesting materials, and set up to accommodate a range of activities and play, supports children’s growth in all areas of development.

Listed below is our active learning centers and the skills that are developed:

Art Center

  • Discover line, color, shape and texture by seeing and feeling objects
  • Experiment informally with a variety of simple media
  • Express individual thoughts and feelings through picture making, modeling, constructing and printing
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Experiment with art materials to understand properties
  • Experiment with art materials to understand cause and effect
  • Observe color, texture, size and shape of objects

Listening Center

  • Listen attentively
  • Make sense out of what is heard
  • Expand their vocabulary
  • Develop a sense of story
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Listen to literary selections for personal enjoyment

Bible Center

  • Awareness of God
  • Learn to love and forgive others
  • Learning that they are a part of God’s family
  • Learning acceptance by God and their teachers
  • Develop the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control)
  • Learn to pray and worship
  • Learn to work out problems God’s way
  • Retell Bible stories

Block Center

  • Use vocabulary to designate quantities
  • Create, repeat, and/or extend patterns
  • Observe and follow safety rules
  • Learn mapping skills
  • Learn size and shape differentiation, relations and recognition
  • Think, create and implement plans
  • Discover the names of buildings and the functions of building

Computer Center

  • Match objects in one-to-one correspondence
  • Match letters, compare objects, and count objects
  • Recognize similarities and differences
  • Match pair, sort and classify objects
  • Discover color, line, size and shape of objects
  • Combine sets
  • Identify or repeat a simple pattern
  • Demonstrate the concept of part/whole relationship
  • Develop perceptual awareness skills

Library Center

  • Move to rhythm, respond to directions
  • Explore musical sounds
  • Play and identify rhythm instruments
  • Acquire fundamental movement skills
  • Develop spatial and directional awareness
  • Explore difference between speaking and singing voices
  • Move to express mood/meaning of music

Science Center

  • Use sense to gain information about the environment
  • Use vocabulary to compare objects
  • Observe color, texture, size and shape of objects
  • Observe change in the environment and objects in it
  • Observe cause and effect of materials
  • Observe systems, cycles, interactions and diversity in the environment
  • Classify objects from the environment as living or nonliving
  • Make predictions
  • Use the scientific method
  • Develop curiosity about the natural world
  • Observe relationships between objects
  • Use weighting and other measurement skills to gain information
  • Observe forces such as gravity and magnetism

Let’s Pretend Center

  • How it feels to be someone else
  • Problem solving
  • Respect for others’ feelings and property
  • Self-confidence, independence, self-reliance, cooperation and expressive language

Social Studies Center

  • About themselves
  • About their neighborhood
  • About their city
  • About their country and other countries
  • About other cultures
  • About careers

Game and Puzzles Center

  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Problem solving, shapes, colors, sizes, sorting
  • Spatial relationships, new words
  • Numbers, counting and position

Dramatic Play

  • Use a variety of words to express feelings and ideas
  • Learn social skills appropriate to group behavior
  • Explore different celebrations and customs
  • Practice self-help skills
  • Participate in leadership/fellowship roles
  • Develop concept of family by practicing roles
  • Discover ways people help each other
  • Discover socially acceptable behavior and unacceptable behaviors
  • Discover cause and effect, interaction of materials and change

Manipulative Center

  • Match objects in a one-to-one correspondence
  • Demonstrate concepts of part and whole
  • Sort objects by one or more characteristics
  • Experience counting objects
  • Experience identifying and differences
  • Discover similarities and differences
  • Sequence events correctly
  • Classify objects and compare objects

Music Center

  • Use a variety of words to express feelings and ideas
  • Dictate ideas and feelings as they are recorded
  • Retell a familiar story
  • Use oral language in a variety of situations
  • Read own stories to others
  • Relate events from personal experiences
  • Distinguish between real and make-believe
  • Respond to various forms of literature

Gross Motor Center

  • Develop muscular strength and endurance
  • Develop flexibility and cardio respiratory endurance
  • Develop locomotor skills and non-locomotor skills
  • Manipulate beanbags, large balls, long ropes and hoops
  • Develop body awareness, spatial and directional awareness
  • Develop coordination and balance
  • Participate in cooperative games
  • Develop and practice behavior that reflects an understanding of safety