Environment: The Third Teacher
The environment of The Child Centered Home is designed as a child-friendly space for living and learning. We derive great inspiration from the child-sized, sensory-focused environments advocated for by Maria Montessori, the nature-based learning environments of the Waldorf Schools, and the aesthetically pleasing environments of the Reggio Emilia schools of Italy. In Reggio Emilia schools the environment is regarded as the third teacher (parent being first and teacher being second). What this means is that children can learn a lot from the environment where they spend their time.
At The Child Centered Home you will see carefully planned learning centers arranged to stimulate the different areas of child development: Creative, Cognitive, Social, Emotional, Physical, and Language.
The Preschool Room is a dedicated preschool classroom where the children have access to a variety of different learning activities. The preschool classroom promotes independence and decision making by allowing the children to decide which activities they want to engage in.
The Family Room is a Special room with an extensive library of books and a variety of open ended activities for the children to chose from. This room serves as a gathering area for the children while meals are being prepared, and is also our rest area after a busy day of exploration.
The Dining Area is where the children gather for their family-style meals. All meals are provided (breakfast, lunch, and snacks - see schedule for more details). During meal times the children learn how to serve themselves, sit and eat as a group, and try new foods. Table manners are modeled and encouraged. Child sized cups, utensils, plates, and serving utensils are utilized.
The Outdoor Environment at The Child Centered Home is a
Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. We have created an outdoor space
that celebrates the intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of each
child. We believe that any learning experience that can occur inside can occur
outside. In fact, we believe children learn best in outdoor environments. The goal
of our outdoor learning environment is to provide vast opportunities for physical
movement, hand-on learning activities, social learning experiences, and multifaceted,
cognitive development connections. Our outdoor environment is an ever evolving
space that is planned and developed based on the children's emerging interests.
Temecula, CA 92592, USA
Operating Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
To schedule a visit please contact Tammy Meyer at: (951) 240-7341 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Child Centered Home
Wonder. Learn. Grow.