Interest areas include teacher-directed and child-initiated activities in math, science, manipulatives, gross motor, creative art, dramatic play, construction and blocks, writing, sensory, and music and movement.
Interest areas and discovery time encourages children to make individual choices and promotes independence. It allows time for children to explore and investigate their surroundings with freedom and creativity. Children are invited to explore any and all areas on their schedule and of their own interest.
It is important to note that although the generalized routine is encouraged within the infant and toddler program, ultimately the routine is individualized to the needs and interests of each child and are coordinated with the existing child’s home schedule of development and care as indicated on the Infant/Toddler Intake form.