We provide materials that can be used in a wide variety of ways and can change easily from one use to the next.
Sometimes all this innovating requires getting a little dirty. Dirt happens. We encourage 'play clothes.'
Messy is an Option
Teachers work together with the children on projects and ideas. They practice what is known as scaffolding as they ask questions guide possibilities as the children are the 'inventors.'
Teachers as Guides
There is some risk involved with true innovation. A finger may get hammered, a knee may get scraped. These types of risk are absolutely paramount to achieving true self-confidence. No 4 year old walks across a carpeting room and claims, "I did it!" but they sure do after working hard to build something.