The block center is an essential area for the early childhood classroom. The block area includes soft blocks and Duplos in the toddler classroom or wooden blocks, Lincoln Logs, and Legos in the preschool classroom. The block center is often one of the busiest centers in the early childhood classroom. Children love to come to the block center to build towers and then watch what happens as each block falls to the ground. In the midst of all the activity, children are learning more than you can imagine.
When early childhood educators design their classroom environment, the block area should provide enough space for several children to play together and offer multiple types of blocks with which children can interact.
Dr. Sarah Vanover has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 22 years and has had the opportunity to be a teacher, a director, and a trainer for other early childhood educators. She has a passion for making sure that children with special needs receive high-quality early care and education.