Independence becomes an evident milestone for the Piccolos. As they discover all the things they can do they want to do more things for themselves such as eating, washing hands, dressing themselves, and learning to use the toilet. Through various sensorial, fine motor, and gross motor experiences teachers encourage children to become self-sufficient.
The environment is arranged so that children are exposed to their written name, establish a daily flow, create peer relationships, understand emotions and start to express their thought and ideas in simple sentences. By encouraging communication between the children, they begin to understand the dynamics of a classroom community.