Play-Based Curriculum Fosters Early Development


At Marigold Academy – Randolph, NJ, we understand that young children thrive in environments that nurture their natural curiosity and creativity. That’s why we’ve implemented a play-based curriculum, specifically designed to foster a love of learning during a critical stage in development.

This approach goes beyond mere entertainment. Play-based learning allows children to actively engage with the world around them, transforming everyday activities into valuable learning experiences. Through teacher-guided exploration and open-ended play, children develop a strong foundation in:

  • Social-Emotional Skills: Play provides a platform for children to build essential social skills like communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution. As they negotiate, share, and take turns during play, children learn to navigate social interactions and develop empathy for others.
  • Cognitive Development: Play offers a natural springboard for cognitive development. Whether sorting blocks, building structures, or engaging in dramatic play, children develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Language and Literacy: Play-based learning fosters rich language development. Through storytelling, singing, and imaginative play, children expand their vocabulary, communication skills, and understanding of narrative structure.
  • Physical Development: Play allows children to refine gross and fine motor skills. From running and jumping during outdoor play to manipulating objects during arts and crafts activities, children develop the physical dexterity necessary for future learning.

Our play-based curriculum ensures a well-rounded learning experience that caters to the individual needs of each child. Our classrooms are thoughtfully designed with age-appropriate materials and learning centers to spark exploration and discovery. Our dedicated teachers act as facilitators, guiding play experiences and incorporating early learning objectives seamlessly.

We invite you to learn more about how Marigold Academy – Randolph, NJ‘s play-based curriculum can benefit your child. Contact us today or visit to schedule a tour and see the joy of learning in action!

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