We have four classrooms grouped by age, and a large motor classroom (the STAR room). Our classrooms are filled with art created by students. Each classroom is divided into learning centers where the children may choose from a variety of activities designed to extend the child’s awareness and understanding of his/her environment and community. The learning centers include:
STAR stands for Stop, Take A Deep Breath and Relax. This classroom is a safe place where children can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning, because sometimes we need more space for large body movement or sometimes we need more calming quiet space than the regular classroom can offer. The STAR room is a different kind of supportive environment where kids can take a “brain break”.