Young Thinkers (children going into Pre or TK, Kindergarten, first, or second grades in the fall of 2017) experience the world around them through hands-on activities. Young Thinkers rotate through centers engaging in language arts, math, computers, science, geography, art, music, and movement. Special emphasis will be placed on language literacy and number sense aligned with the new Common Core Standards, 21st century skills, and developmental stages of learning. As curious sleuths, they will enjoy a variety of readiness activities to prepare them to be lifetime learners. Mysteries foster fascination for discovery and problem-solving. Children will develop perceptiveness and originality, and gain self-esteem, as they interact in small groups under the direction of a team of experienced educators. Special visitors and assemblies will add to the stimulating learning environment.