Preschool Montessori learning centers: Set up early childhood learning stations

Preschool classrooms have been shown to function best when organized into learning centers. Special education students learn well in learning stations too. High/Scope, Montessori, Voyagers, Head Start--all employ some kind of learning centers structure. Here's a plan to set up early childhood Montessori style learning areas (the Montessori term for learning centers). Use this format at home or in a traditional early childhood classroom. This guide outlines six basic preschool learning stations. Depending upon space, class size and program, combine and adapt as needed. Each of the learning centers should have an accompanying book basket with related reading material.   Preschool Montessori learning centers: Set up early childhood learning stations |

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