Our Senior program expands all the ideas and concepts of our Junior Room. Our large group activities continue to motivate children to participate in a large group setting and develop the self assurance necessary to be successful in our classroom and when they are in kindergarten and beyond. Our teachers nurture each individual child and their specific needs and interests. We begin to explore "studies" and allow our students to take a lead role in their education by expressing interest in specific themes. Our classroom is designed with the same learning centers as our three year old room, but they are broadened to challenge our children's curiosity and imagination. By creating the areas of the classroom to coincide with "real-life" activities, children begin to make a connection that we use the concepts taught in our classroom as they start to experiment with the outside world. Our functional learning time and directed learning activities increase as well, to prepare our children for their first steps into kindergarten. We encourage children to experiment with relationships and "real-life" with pretend play. Socialization is again a major focus, enabling our children to be empathetic and sensitive for one another.