The First eight years play a key role in a child’s life as they begin to absorb the world around them and develop. These experiences that children have early in their lives affect their physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. Research indicates that brain connections multiply exponentially in their first three years of life, and the potential for ensuring optimal development is very high up to eight years. This development is influenced by not only the nutritional and health status of the child’s but also the psycho social experiences and environment the child is exposed to during these early years.
During free time, the children have access to a wide variety of materials and activities. The acquisition and mastery of academic skills is embedded in all materials with each activity focusing on a different skill. Keeping in mind the theory of Multiple Intelligences the following learning activities foster the development of all seven avenues of intelligence and allow children opportunities to build on and expand their strengths.