Name: Science Discovery Preschool. Descripton:Curriculum: In our Reggio-inspired classroom, the curriculum is guided by the children's interests and experiences. Children learn through play, exploration, and discovery as they study topics of interest to them deeply and over time. This project approach to learning helps children become self-directed, engaged learners.Discovery Preschool emphasizes science and the arts to help childen develop important life skills, such as communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Children's interests and questions are encouraged, valued, and recorded. As teacher, I support children as they test their ideas and discover answers for themselves. Children are encouraged to share what they learn with their peers and families via various forms of artistic expression. Documentation extends children's learning. Learning environment: The Science Discovery Preschool is a home preschool in South Weber, UT. The learning environment is divided into interest centers, including dramatic play, building, table toys/manipulatives, an art studio, a sand and water table, and a science lab (the great outdoors!). The outdoors are part of our classroom. We go outside every day to explore, observe, exercise, and play. Literacy and math experiences are integrated into everything we do, and made meaningful through our project work. Much consideration is given to develop the whold child (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive). Teacher background: I am a wife and mother of 4 children, and a former research scientist (B.S. biology, M.S. genetics). I am currently an education specialist at the University of Utah, developing science education materials for grades K-12. I have taught preschool for five years, and am currently working toward a masters of education degree at Weber State University. Enrollment: Tuition is $90/month. Class size is 12 students. Spots are still available for the Tues./Thurs. class from 9 AM to noon. Learn more at sciencediscoverypreschool.blogspot.com.