Good programs in preschool should be individualized so that each child’s experiences match his or her developmental abilities. Developmentally appropriate programs emphasize the following: 1. Active exploration of the environment. 2. Self-directed, hands-on learning activities.
“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” Friedrich Froebel Over 175 years ago, Froebel asserted that children learn