The classroom library center is another place in the classroom that allows children to build foundational skills for future academic learning and to explore their interests. Part of developing literacy skills is learning about books themselves, looking at the pictures, and creating their own words for the story.
Once the children begin to learn how to read, they can browse the classroom library for books that interest them. Teachers often assess their students' interests and add or suggests books to them that match those interests.
Finally, this is an area that really allows children to have some quiet time. Quiet time can help with emotion regulation and can provide a break from over-stimulation.
To read about how children can learn about racial and ethnic differences and the importance of diverse books, read our blog post here.
UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.