The Discoverer Classroom serves children ages six weeks to 15 months. In this classroom, the children live up to their name as everyday they “discover” so many things about how their own bodies and the physical world around them works. Everything in this room is low to the ground so that babies can explore. The environment if full of natural light and materials are changed on a regular basis so children always have new things to investigate. The teachers also show children basic sign language so they can begin to make their needs known.
Children in this room are sung to and read to on a regular basis. Each child is on his /her own individual schedule meaning that each child eats when they are hungry and sleep when they are tired. Children are taken outside everyday for stroller walks or to enjoy time in the play yard.
Some of the goals for the Discoverer classroom include:
- Provide a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for a child, which meets their physical, social, and cognitive needs.
- Recognize and celebrate the unique temperament of each child.
- Create a strong bond between home and school, recognizing the individual needs of each family.