Teachers and support staff take the time to meet the needs of each individual child. By using children’s play and a curriculum to reinforces these focus areas:
- learning socialization skills
- working on resolving conflict in a positive manner
- celebrating differences in each other and in the larger community
- Verbalizing their needs and feelings
Note: All children must be potty trained and able to dress themselves.
Pandas Class – 3 – 4 yrs old
This class focuses on socialization and learning through play. While children play, they bring the experiences from their life to the classroom. It is those experiences that create a richly diverse environment for learning. The curriculum is designed to support children’s development and individual growth. It includes pre-literacy activities, art, math development skills, science exploration, small and large motor skill development, creative expression, music enrichment and frequent field trips. While children are learning, Kids Inc offers a secure and loving environment with an established routine and written daily communication with families.
Otters Class – 4 – 5yrs (must be 5 before the end of the school year)
The Otter class creates a setting that allows children to learn pre-kindergarten skills while emphasizing social skill development. School readiness activities may include pre-reading and writing, counting, number recognition and problem solving, all presented in a fun-filled but purposeful manner. The exploration of early learning continues in areas of dramatic play, science, art, music and weekly field trips. Emphasis is placed on cooperative play as children practice their understanding of socially appropriate behavior. The Otter class does not nap which allows for more flexibility and exploration!