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Bing refers to a program which offers children choices provided within a carefully prepared indoor and outdoor environment.  "Emphasis is on learning through play in an environment planned to encourage discovery, independence, and social interaction." (Bing Nursery School, Stanford University)

Bing outdoor centers encourage exploration through construction, paint, water-play, sand, and clay.

Children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative, and become increasingly independent, which promotes self-esteem.

"Our goal is to encourage each child's natural curiosity and interest in learning.  We feel it is important for children to actively participate in the learning process, and therefore provide many opportunities for learning by doing, for both indirect and direct acquisition of new knowledge and skills." (Bing Nursery School, Stanford University)