12300 Falls Road Potomac, Maryland 20854
Physical Set Up
While the teacher herself is the most important single factor in a nursery school, her most important tools are the equipment and materials available. Potomac Nursery School has two large classrooms, two bathrooms, and a fenced outdoor play area. Each classroom layout includes:
Library: A good selection of picture and story books will whet the appetite of the pre-reader and are useful in language development. A changing selection of books will foster a love of books and help the child to learn about the world around him.
Blocks: Blocks allow a child to reconstruct parts of his physical surroundings, to develop concepts of number, space, shape, balance, and support.
Art: Here the child enjoys experiences
with all different kinds of materials
Painting: Painting helps the child
develop coordination and muscle skills, helps
Housekeeping: This center helps the child in the transition rom eent to the school surroundings. It also affords the child the opportunity to act out ithe concepts of family roles and relationships.
Music: Music helps teach and develop sounds, volume, and temporal discrimination as well as muscular coordination. Group music offers an enjoyable experience for the child and fosters cooperative participation.
Table Games: Table games help develop small muscle coordination, space relationships, hand and eye coordination, sequence, organizational skills, and pattern serialization.
Play Dough: Designing items using play dough provides an opportunity for the child to manipulate and experiment with a pliable, moldable substance.
Science: The purpose of this center is to
help children learn more about the world
Vehicle Center: Transportation toys stimulate group play in
which attitudes of
Math: Our math program helps to develop
skills in grouping, classification,
Outdoor Play Area: This area is equipped with a variety of large muscle equipment, sandbox, slide, see-saws, bouncing and rocking animals, playhouses, spinner, and a fenced separate area for tricycles and scooters.