The Staff of the Buffalo State Child Care Center works hard to provide appropriate learning experiences and activities for the stage-rather than simply the age-of the child. We strive to develop opportunities for play that are appropriate, stimulating and build upon each child's current abilities. Our center places great value on the importance of play for all children. We sincerely hope that parents will become connoisseurs of play by visiting your children's classroom, and keeping the lines of communication open between home and center.
Play is the way children make sense of their world, and is the natural way they learn.
Play is a child's work.
This means that:
We provide an environment conductive to play, an environment which contains materials which are stimulating, challenging, changing, varied, familiar and loved.
We provide an environment which encourages different kinds of play, such as construction, role playing, gross motor movement, fine motor movement, problem solving, discovering, communicating, creating, imagining, and activities involving reading, writing numbers, space and measurement.
During play, caregivers:
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