Kids 'R' Kids of West Houston receives second accreditation from National Accreditation Association (NAC.) A Leader in Early Childhood Education. https://www.earlylearningleaders.org/
AP Daily routine: A balance of whole group and small group activities take place daily which foster learning in multisensory ways. When the students use more of their senses, they have a greater recall of information. For this reason, we continue the “learning through play” reasoning which is the foundation of the curriculum.
What you can expect: Now that our students are culminating their preschool years in this program, we encourage them to apply their knowledge of letters and sounds and encourage a strong foundation of phonemic awareness skills. For their Kindergarten readiness, we assist them in writing their name, building their confidence to associate sounds in writing and continuing instruction in the conventions of writing. Beginning to decode and apply high frequency word knowledge is another indicator for primary success that is established in a small group setting to build the student’s confidence and love of learning.
A classroom community is developed as the children work cooperatively in learning groups, guided by the teacher in multisensory ways. When the students use the manipulatives to show their work as they learn new skills, they can take abstract concepts and make realistic applications. This is also how we make learning FUN! A multitude of cognitive skills are developed through literature based themes and hands on learning opportunities during this critical year of setting the stage for elementary success!
Our program also includes:
Number Sense & Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Data Analysis and Probability
READING & LANGUAGE
Phonemic Awareness – Ability to hear, identifies, and manipulate individual sound in spoken words.
Letter Recognition and Application
High Frequency Words
Writing to Record Ideas
We will be focusing on building foundation for reading success. Our lesson plans reinforce phonemic awareness, listening comprehension, the alphabet, and beginning reading concepts through the balanced literacy program.
The Kindergarten Science curriculum is designed to nurture the children’s natural sense of wonder in making discoveries about the world and understanding Science as a process of investigation. Daily experiences with objects, plants, or weather provide opportunities to learn about the scientific method. Various skills will be introduced and integrated within the literature chosen for language activities, as well as in a dedicated science lesson. Concepts to be explored include:
Social Studies include concepts by which children relate to their world, first by immediate experience and then by applying basic concepts to the larger world. Concepts to be explored include:
Our art activities will nurture artistic, musical, and dramatic expression and appreciation of the arts. These opportunities will be offered in center time and during structured lessons related to a language arts theme and literature. Art offers the opportunity for imaginative expression through a variety of art materials. Art allows the children to:
MUSIC and DRAMA
The music and theatre arts activities will highlight self expression through music and movement. Our Kindergarten students will take part in these skills in the classroom, as well as additional weekly music and rhythm instruction from Opus One Music.
Creative Drama provides opportunities for children to dramatize stories through dress-up, puppets, staging, and interpretation. Retelling, or dramatizing, parts of a story read aloud will be a weekly activity to enhance listening comprehension abilities.