KidsPark’s Preschool program focuses on preparing children for entry into Kindergarten. Our program is open to new students at any time. Think of us when your child turns 3, we are the perfect place for their first preschool experience or complement to other programs.
Our traditional academic curriculum focuses on:
• Knowledge base (letters, numbers, colors, shapes)
• Daily life skills (time, calendar, weather, personal care)
• Science (color mixing, movement/reaction, bugs, solar system, ocean life)
• Math Concepts (sorting, quantity, patterns, graphing, measurement)
Uniquely, each month a unit on The Arts (art, music, drama, literature, cooking) is included. Parents are invited to attend their children’s performances, visit their art displays and enjoy the feasts they create. This year, Enrichment units include: Picasso, Chagall, Jazz Appreciation and World Cultures. We truly believe The Arts enrich one’s life – no matter what age.
The key to our program execution is involving all children in attendance at their own developmental level. We engage children so they learn if they come once a week or 5 times a week. We use:
• Active hands-on learning style
• Flexible scheduling
• Curriculum diversity
• Parent-Teacher communication
Program benefits – happy kids.
Lesson plans are geared to all learning styles.
Each week’s lesson plan is presented in many different ways, utilizing many different media. In this way, it stays fresh for every child, meets all children’s learning styles and reinforces previously learned concepts. This method is ideal whether a child comes once a week or 5 times a week. Each child is exposed to the same material.
Flexible schedule, low pressure commitment.
You can adjust attendance to meet your child’s needs. Create your own schedule; choose your days. Pay as you go. You don’t pay when you are on vacation or your child is ill. Maybe you want to start one day a week until your child is ready for more. Because children learn best through repetition, we encourage you to create a consistent schedule for your child allowing them many opportunities to participate in our program.
We keep the kids moving.
We expect young children to fidget, so we give them plenty of opportunities to move. Learning takes place by exploring, moving and doing! We present lessons in all our center activity areas and not always sitting down.
We provide a foundation.
Our Knowledge Base domain focuses on letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Before children can become successful in reading and writing, a foundation must be established. Our program develops the skills needed to encourage a life long interest in reading and writing.
We like to answer “Why?”
Through our World Awareness domain children learn about the role of community helpers, recognizing weather patterns and appreciating different cultures.
We foster independence and teamwork.
Our Daily Life Skills builds each child’s ability to interact with their environment. Our program teaches tracking time by clock and calendar, contributing to the household and relating to others in a team environment. Social development in young children is essential to success throughout their school years.
We encourage creativity.
We incorporate open play into our curriculum to give children the additional time to pretend, explore, make friends, be social and to pursue interests independently. And, we love messes. Let the kids paint, glue, glitter, cut, mix, and enjoy the process of making things in many art media and cooking recipes.
We keep you informed.
Ask children what they did today, they might say “nothing”. We fill in the gaps. By posting daily activities, writing newsletters and sending emails, we keep you informed on what activities were offered, the learning goals and how your child did.