During this year, activities in all developmental areas (cognitive, physical, social, and emotional)- are offered daily. Children explore their own feelings and those of others. Cooperative work and play between peers and teachers provide fun and learning. A wide variety of learning opportunities are offered in activity centers. Exploration of the environment is increased through the use of calendars and weather charts. Readiness activities are a part of each day’s curriculum, and fine motor skills are strengthened. Independence and self-control are nurtured through cooperation in daily living skills and participation in whole group activities.