"Materials are the texts of early childhood classrooms."
"We honor children's ideas by offering them open-ended objects which become their vehicles of expression."
Green Vale coined the term 'Wonder Lab' as a dedicated space that expands upon our curriculum's focus on child-driven exploration and creative use of materials to foster imagination, collaboration, problem-solving, fine motor skills, risk-taking, self-expression...and a sense of wonder. Children's sense of touch is an important conduit for knowledge. The lab supplies rotating arrays of materials that offer open-ended possibilities such as Super Magformers, Magna-Tiles, hammer and nails, designer blocks and connectors. The materials library also features recyclable and repurposed materials collected from the community and the campus. For students in Pre-Nursery through 2nd Grade.