SAC Learning Zones are the core of SAC daily activities, letting children decide their own path from a choice of seven zones. Learning centers offer many advantages:
- Children make choices based on their individual interest
- The purpose of each zone is clear and understandable to the children
- Teaches children independence and problem solving
- More programming can be added to each day's schedule
- Children feel in control and have a voice
Creative Expression Zone
Use a variety of materials to express yourself through music, drama, dance, arts and crafts. Activities can include song writing, costume making, role play, clay sculpting, mosaics and holiday crafts.
Build structures with a variety of materials through woodworking, manipulatives, blocks, LEGOs, K'Nex, Intooba and more. Activities can include marble runs, magnetic tiles, snap circuits and tangrams.
Engage in calm and silent activities through reading, puzzles, homework and single player games. Activities can include drawing, dot-to-dots, Rubik's Cube, word finds, mazes and jigsaw puzzles.
Explore the world through STEM and thematic units. Activities can include science experiments, exploring an object or topic, SAC STEM kits, and studying thematic units such as ocean animals and planets.
Interactive cooperation wrapped up in imaginary play through dolls, action figures, puppets, cars, playsets, board games and books. Activities can include playing store, strategy games and skill challenges.
SAC Staff-lead activities centered around hobbies or interests through clubs like cooking, foreign languages, knitting and jewelry making. Activities can include calligraphy, juggling, cross stitch and scrapbooking.
Students choose and lead special activities such as magic, origami and paper airplanes. Kids vote on or choose a fun activity or teach a skill they know.