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Curriculum

Give your child the gift of learning with Kids 'R' Kids . . .

The heart of our curriculum is love. Love, along with a deep understanding of the individual, educational, developmental and emotional needs of each child, sets the Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum apart.

 

The Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum Experience at Every Age 

As your child continues to grow, our curriculum grows with him. At every stage of your child's journey, Kids 'R' Kids develops new and challenging ways to open his mind and expand his imagination. Our foundation of love and trust is accompanied every step of the way by our teachers, parents, and your child`s peers.

Throughout each age group, your child will discover the joy and excitement of learning science, math, language, literature, drama, music, and art. The Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum presents a variety of educational activities and theme-based units for every age group.

 

Developmentally appropriate classrooms:

Kids 'R' Kids Infant-Toddler Curriculum - Six weeks through 24 months - The youngest learners at Kids 'R' Kids are well on their way to a lifetime of learning with our Infant-Toddler Program. Infants as young as six weeks old are involved with stimulating, hands-on play. Each activity is designed to assist your child in achieving those important developmental milestones while he has fun at the same time. Our Kids 'R' Kids environment is a safe place filled with love, growth, and discovery.

Kids 'R' Kids Preschool Curriculum - 2 through 5 year olds - The daily adventures continue into preschool, and with them come the steppingstones for a lifetime of learning. Our goal is to help equip your child for the challenges ahead. Supporting each child during this time in her life helps to instill a sense of confidence and accomplishment while she basks in her daily successes.

Kids 'R' Kids School Age Program - 5 through 12 year olds - Our School Age Program is challenging and fun.  Structured homework assistance provides an opportunity to complete schoolwork and reinforce good study habits.

 

 

Who are we? So who were Montessori and Piaget?


Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist who identified different stages of mental growth of children. In the early years, Piaget believed that a child is mainly concerned with gaining motor control and learning about physical objects. As the child grows, he becomes more interested in communication--verbal skills, words, writing, and learning to read. Later, the child begins to deal with abstract concepts such as relationships and logical reasoning.  His method is also commonly called “hands on”, “center based” or “theme based” learning.

 

Marie Montessori was an Italian woman who in the 1920`S, developed a teaching method to help her successfully work with mentally handicapped children who had very short attention spans.  Today this method is a program that stresses giving children a great deal of freedom and does not require an elongated attention span. Children may choose activities that interest them and may leave that activity when interest wanes. Montessori feels that child can learn alone through self-discovery and without the direction of a teacher.

 

 With children under the age of three years, Montessori and Piaget methods are very similar. Both emphasize the development of motor skills using manipulative or "hands on" activities and lessons. This method allows children freedom of choice and movement and is appropriate since children`s attention spans are short. The methods differ in that Piaget (Kids 'R' Kids) has a scheduled naptime since where all children lay down for a quiet time and does not have older children in the toddler classrooms. Montessori allows children to make own decision as to whether or not they need to take a nap and often the twos through fives are together in the same classroom.

 

At preschool age the differences in the teaching philosophies of Montessori and Piaget become apparent. A Montessori classroom has mostly "child-directed" activities where the child chooses what he wants to do and for how long.

 

 Kids 'R' Kids Piaget classrooms have advanced academic materials and more teacher-directed lessons and does also incorporate 'child directed” activities times as well. The life skill concept of "finishing your work" is developed and routine is established; there is a "time" to teach math, a "time" to do music. Flexibility, of course strongly remains, but it is believed that routine helps children develop an inner self-discipline. By instilling the Piaget philosophy of learning, children are more prepared for the rigors and expectations of education from the primary years through the college experience.

 

 

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UNDER THE AGE OF THREE:

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies (Piaget)

 

  • Both child-directed and teacher directed.  Teaching time, play time and naps occur on a schedule.
  • Emphasis on motor and verbal skill development using manipulative or "hands on" activities. Lessons allow the children relative freedom of movement.
  • Children are grouped by age.
  • Follows the “Love and Logic” method of Redirection as a discipline tool

 

Montessori

 

 

  • Child-directed.  Child decides when and how long to learn, play and nap. No scheduled learning times
  • Emphasis on motor and verbal skill development using manipulative or "hands on" activities.
  •  Lessons allow the children relative freedom of movement
  • Children are grouped in mixed ages from 2 years through 5 year olds together
  • Self-education through self-correcting with no specific discipline tool

 

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OVER THE AGE OF THREE:

 

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies (Piaget)

 

 

  •     Both child-directed and teacher directed
  •     Curriculum and Classrooms are age-specific
  •     Research-Based, hands-on method of teaching that is modified to each individual child's needs
  •     Role-play and realistic social experiences encouraged
  •     Follows the “Love and Logic” method of Redirection as a discipline tool
  •     Freedom to move about the classroom and explore while also having scheduled circle times.
  •     Liberty to speak (without disturbing others) as he pleases

 

Montessori

  •     Child-directed only
  •     Children of various ages in the same classroom
  •     Unstructured and flexible method of teaching
  •     Learning individually with less social experiences allowed
  •     Self-education through self-correcting with no specific discipline tool
  •     No scheduled learning times
  •     Silence is encouraged even at times of snack and lunch

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Kids 'R' Kids encourages parents to ask about any school's accreditation before enrolling a child. In the U.S., many different styles of Montessori are being practiced. Checking a accreditation will give assurance a Montessori school is following the philosophy the name implies.  Kids “R” Kids is proud that our curriculum meets the standards for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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