The FJA transition room has been designed to provide children a unique experience learning and playing under the guidance of experienced teachers. We believe children grow and learn given opportunities to explore and inquire in a stimulating and nurturing environment. We “bring the outdoors, in” and have created spaces for children to dig and plant, pour and measure, reflect and refract light, and experiment using all of their senses. These experiences help children build a connection with nature and develop key foundational social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.
Through play children investigate, discover, inquire, solve problems and therefore; learn. Teachers organize space and materials to create an environment that supports and immerses participants in play. Teachers learn along with and listen to the interests of each child, letting that be a guide for creating a wide range of sensory experiences incorporating music, rhythm, movement, language, and physical play. Learning is visible through teacher documentation, photos, videos and displays of student work and creations. Visual, auditory and social skills develop with these experiences as the children become more aware of themselves, their body, their environment and the people in it. Children at this age are developing their sense of self, and it’s important that they have different ways to express themselves through a variety of forms of expression.