Caregivers observe preschoolers interacting with the space around them, the materials, and other children to gain a deeper understanding about the children’s individual developmental needs. Caregivers use these observations to plan for the environment and experiences to support unique needs with special consideration for constructing, relationships and movement. Teachers use what the children say or ask, to help build and construct children’s understanding of their own personal investigations.
Caregivers and children will build and construct their knowledge together by investigating natural materials that are discovered, found or brought in. By asking, answering and seeking out information to questions that come to fruition through exploration, caregivers support the child’s natural curiosity.