What's Happening Here?

Forty Carrots Family Center

BY SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015

It looks like I am playing, but I am developing motor skills, eye-hand coordination and teamwork. Building with blocks helps me understand about planning, patterning and mapping, while also seeing how size and matter may affect the balance and integrity of structures and material. I am learning math concepts, such as quantity, size and basic geometry skills, as well as science concepts such as spatial awareness. Cooperation and communication are important social skills I practice, especially when building with others, because sometimes we may have plans that don’t quite work together. My vocabulary expands as I learn new concepts and terms, and communicate with my partner. With all of these skills and experiences, I may decide to be an architect or engineer when I grow up. 

The early childhood education programs provided by Forty Carrots Family Center are designed to provide children with the skills they need start off on the right foot. Experiencing the world through exploration and play encourages healthy brain development, critical social skills and responsible behavior. By providing opportunities for children to play alongside their parents through programs like Partners in Play, Forty Carrots nurtures the whole family for a lifetime of learning and positive relationships. 

For more information about the programs and early childhood learning opportunities at Forty Carrots, contact Parenting Program Director, Christina Rodrigues.

Forty Carrots Family Center is a 2015 SRQ Story Project partner and the featured non-profit organization this May. To learn more about the numerous education and outreach programs provided by Forty Carrots, visit them online at FortyCarrots.org or call (941) 365-7716. 

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