Children are able to symbolically
represent objects they focus on one aspect of a situation, and reason of a situation and reason from particular to particular.
Their peers become increasingly important and they see the need to develop a positive self concept. Children also begin to
think out loud and talk themselves through situations. They can represent their thoughts and feelings verbally, physically
they are still perfecting their gross and fine motor skills and develop competence and confidence in their abilities.
At Briarcliff through the child care program focuses
on your child’s development:
· Cognitive skills: we provide opportunities
for children to sort and classify objects. Books construction materials, making puzzles, playing musical instruments, music
and simple games.
· Social Emotional skills:
we seek to encourage cooperative and individual learning opportunities, as well as creative expressions. We look to provide
opportunities for dramatic play with simple themes and props, we allow children to make choices on activities.
Communication skills: we believe that our caregivers should talk clearly to the children in our
care, using simple and positive language.