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    Our Pre-K Childcare Program

    Thoughtfully designed to prepare your child for success in Kindergarten and beyond

    Available to children beginning at 4 years old at select schools

    Our Pre-K program sets your child up for success for Kindergarten and beyond. As your child is preparing for the excitement of starting school, we provide them with a foundation of fun, learning and development that will benefit them for the rest of their lives! The sounds of children laughing and playing are the sounds of children learning at Kids ‘R’ Kids.

    Our accredited program ensures that every child receives an accelerated foundation for elementary school.

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    What we Provide Our Active Learners

    • Academic Introductions — These are group learning sessions where students will be introduced to the subject matter they are learning that day
    • Independent Exercises — As your child is growing older, they will begin to explore the world around them independently. We provide plenty of opportunities for the children in our program to explore subjects, concepts, and ideas on their own to further develop their independent thinking skills
    • Large and Small Group Activities — Along with independent learning, we encourage the children in our programs to work together. We have created small and large group stations where children will learn to cooperate with each other to solve problems and investigate new ideas and materials. Our small group stations focus on close engagement with peers while our large group activities focus on a community approach to learning
    • Realistic Application — In each educational experience, children will learn to apply thought, imagination and creativity to real life situations and problems
    • Center Opportunities:
      1. Language and Literacy Center helps children build their language skills
      2. Art Center presents free-choice art experiences that develop skills and imagination
      3. Construction Center develops spatial awareness through stacking, sorting, building, and recreating
      4. Dramatic Play Center encourages individual and group role play activities with realistic and imaginary props
      5. Math Center lets children apply math skills with a variety of materials and strategies
      6. Reading Center promotes independent reading and a love of books
      7. Science/Sensory Center allows children to experiment with materials
      8. Writing Center encourages beginning letter formation through a variety of materials and activities
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    Key Features of Our Pre-K Childcare Program

    With mind, body and developmental skills growing at a rapid pace, your child is excited to learn more! Our program is designed to keep up with your child’s boundless need to absorb information and develop new skills. We provide your child with the environment, nutrition, safety, and tools they need to keep their active minds growing and learning.

    Knowing your child is safe is crucial to your peace of mind


    • Clean Classrooms: Include a personal place for your child’s belongings, organized learning centers, disinfected toys and play areas, and child-sized sinks for washing hands
    • Certified Teachers in: Infant/Child and Adult CPR, and First Aid
    • Glass Walls: Unlike typical day care centers or childcare providers, our classrooms feature tempered glass walls for maximum visibility and safety. This promotes an open, bright atmosphere, as well as a clean environment
    • Safety Guard on Door Hinges: Our doors are padded at the hinges so that little fingers don’t get pinched when doors are opened and closed between classrooms
    • Regular Drills for: Tornado, fire, hurricane and school lock-down
    Secure environments provide additional monitoring


    • Electronic Security: Coded entry so only authorized visitors may enter the facility
    • Hiring Process: All staff undergo extensive state-mandated background checks
    • Front Desk: Our front desk is always staffed so that a watchful eye is supervising the facility, ensuring authorized entries only
    • Security Cameras: Every classroom in our facility has security cameras that are monitored at the front desk. The owners and staff can easily observe classroom activities throughout each day. Families can login to a secure, password-protected website to check in on their child periodically
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    Proper nutrition serves as fuel for growing bodies AND minds


    • Children eat all meals together using family-style seating in our kid-friendly café
    • Teachers monitor all eating times
    • Meals are prepared in our commercial-grade kitchen, which is kept separated from the classrooms
    • Each day, our in-house chef prepares nutritious meals that exceed USDA guidelines
    • All allergies are documented and kept in the front office with administrators
    • Our school is a nut-free zone

    Daily Activities in our Pre K Childcare Program

    Our programs emphasize the development of every aspect of rapidly growing Pre-K students through our whole-child approach! We facilitate Brain/Cognitive, Social, Emotional, Physical and Behavioral Development, while aiding in the enhancement of communication, language and literacy skills.

    Experiential learning expands your child’s mind infinitely

    Brain & Cognitive Development

    At the successful conclusion of our Pre-K Program, your child will:

    • Understand and describe relationships using quantity and number; and communicate about distance, weight, and dimensions
    •  Sort, order, classify and create patterns
    • Explore spatial relationships; understand shape concepts; and use mathematical problem solving
    • Demonstrate scientific inquiry skills and communicate scientific ideas clearly
    • Demonstrate understanding of family, and their own culture and ethnicity, geography, and community economics
    • Participate in dance, visual arts, voice and drama while exploring the use of instruments and objects to express creativity
    • Demonstrate awareness of cause and effect; use prior knowledge to build new knowledge; demonstrate problem-solving skills
    Lasting friendships are formed daily

    Social & Emotional Development

    With the aid of our highly skilled teachers, your child will:

    • Develop self-awareness
    • Engage in self-expression
    • Demonstrate strategies for reasoning and problem-solving
    • Increase capacity for self-control
    • Develop relationships with adults
    • Develop relationships with peers
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    Physical Development

    Through a blend of engaging activities both inside and outside of the classroom, your preschooler will:

    • Practice safe, healthy habits
    • Participate in activities related to nutrition
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the body in space and its relationship to objects in space
    • Use senses to explore the environment and process information
    • Demonstrate gross motor skills
    • Demonstrate fine motor skills
    Engaging activities encourage imaginations to flourish

    Behavioral Development

    Before moving on to Kindergarten, we’ll ensure that your child:

    • Demonstrates initiative and self-direction
    • Demonstrates interest and curiosity
    • Sustains attention to a specific activity and demonstrates persistence
    • Engages in a progression of individualized and imaginative play
    • Demonstrates a cooperative and flexible approach to play
    The art of expression is vital to your child’s development

    Communication, Language & Literacy

    By the successful conclusion of our Pre-K Program, your child will:

    • Listen to conversations for a variety of purposes and demonstrate comprehension
    • Acquire vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, stories, and/or books
    • Use nonverbal communication for a variety of purposes
    • Use increasingly complex spoken language; Demonstrate increasing knowledge of the alphabet
    • Acquire meaning from a variety of materials read aloud; Develop early phonological awareness
    • Demonstrate awareness of print concepts; Use writing for a variety of purposes
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