Trust that they are capable learners

One of gfc's principles of care is "Let the children play;  trust that they are capable learners." 

Here is an example in action. If you look closely, there are fringed edges that this child snipped with scissors last month. Today, that same child is cutting long strips. 

Why are they doing that? Because they want to and they can. Materials, times, space, and trust in their choices have been provided.