Children in Preschool classrooms are offered experiences to promote future success in learning. Learning Centers are set up in classrooms so that small groups and individual children can explore a variety of materials related to math, science, art and literacy (both reading and writing). Also offered are large group activities and additional interest areas such as a block center, dramatic play area, library corner and outdoor play area. The staff encourages independence and self-regulation through teaching and role modeling concepts such as taking initiative and giving and taking direction in socially appropriate ways. Children learn to understand others and express their ideas more effectively.