1. what academic centers do you introduce at the beginning of the year? 2. what dev. centers do you introduce at the beginning of the year? I was thinking about doing something like 'must dos -may dos'. The one for sure academic center I will start with is building your name. I will have them use magnetic board to build their name (name of friends) I'm even more up-in-the-air about play centers. I have housekeeping, gears, legos, sand and rice boxes, puzzles, blocks, paint, puppets, etc. Which ones should I start with????? Any other suggestions????? This will be my first year in kinder. I'm not sure what academic center activities they will be able to do and then I'm totally lost with play centers. thanks for any help you can give me.