The curriculum provides the child with situations that may safely test levels of development and independence. This is done at a pace and in an environment where the child feels comfortable and secure.
To encourage experimentation and mastery, the curriculum provides age and developmentally appropriate materials and equipment. The ability to make choices is developed from providing children with a limited number of alternatives in any given situation throughout the day. Making choices enables children to exercise their autonomy, to learn from self-imposed consequences, and to know the world as a place of alternatives.