Learning Centers is a key part of the program at Newton kindergarten. It constitutes a balance of games, social skills, independent skill development, own inspiration and making choices.
Each class has areas divided into art-muscle, literary-roleplay, science-nature and block-construction centers where students learn about specific subjects by playing and engaging in activities. In addition to the standard learning centers teacher will bring in extra learning center activities that are specifically associated with current theme study. This provides even more ways for students to learn and explore the curriculum material.
Children are born natural, enthusiastic learners and their impulse is to question, investigate, explore and examine things which is founded in their desire to understand the world that surrounds them. Children learn best through shared interactive experiences and by developing a routine and a class-room that foster learning our teachers aim to foster independent and inquisitive students.
Guiding student principles: Decision making, planning, cooperating, sharing, problem-solving.
Guiding teacher principles: Observe, listen, ask questions, demonstrate, introduce, participate, discuss, facilitate successful discoveries, share knowledge.