Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education


putting cheese on quesadillas

Why cooking?  Children gain knowledge in multiple content domains:

  • Language development and literacy
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Multiple areas of science
  • Social studies

When making quesadillas, children learn the length of cooking time changes the color of the tortilla, the cheese looks different before heating compared to after heating, and the kind of ingredients used for the filling affects the consistency after cooking.

Now, time to experiment!