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OUR TEAM OF TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT RICH
IN THE THINGS YOUR CHILD NEEDS - INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, EXCITING ACTIVITIES AND LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DISCOVER
AND EXPLORE THE WORLD AROUND THEM.
Early Childhood Education is such an amazing field to be a part of. I have learned so much more about life from a respected, acknowledged two year old than I knew was possible. I never could put my finger on why the term "daycare" offended me so much. I work too hard and our teachers are too amazing to even be considered anything comparable to a "daycare worker" or "babysitter". We are teachers; we spend our days talking, mentoring, respecting each individual child in our school. We acknowledge that every child has their own path to success, and we aren't afraid of the tremendous effort it takes to acknowledge an individual, and not treat our students as a uniformed group.
-A KDA Director
There have been many recent changes in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. We at KDA are committed to staying current with the research and developments to be assured that our students have the best start to a life filled with learning and adventure. Out of this commitment, we are proud to share our play-based and academically-focused curriculum, and our warm, nurturing community.
The KDA curriculum combines cognitive development (literacy, math, science and social studies) with learning opportunities to address a wide variety of developmental domains and support the needs of the whole child. Education and brain research conducted over the past few decades support a play-based classroom environment for young children that promotes engagement and interaction, as well as social emotional and physical development in young children.
Staff and Teachers will lead lessons and activities that are appropriate for each age group and allow individual children to learn and grow at their own pace. This means activities will not be too challenging where students are overwhelmed and learn to shut down when things get difficult. Activities will also not be too easy, causing your child to be bored or come to expect that life and learning should be easy. Instead, the classroom activities will be leveled to provide a wide-range of learning and your student’s progress will be observed, assessed and documented consistently to be certain that they are prepared to approach life with confidence and are continuing to grow in all areas.
Your Infant or Young Toddler will enjoy both individual and group activities that address Language, Vocabulary and Literacy Development skills, Mathematical skills, Science, Social-Emotional skills, Physical Development and Self-Help skills. Through fun, playful activities in a warm, nurturing environment, your child will learn and develop bonds with their friends and teachers that will give them the confidence and security they need to approach life with curiosity and excitement.
For Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarteners, the KDA curriculum aligns Language Arts and Math programs with Common Core Standards for each age group, but this is not your traditional educational setting! Our classrooms do not use lectures, rote learning or unnecessary worksheets, as research has shown that young children who learn via those methods actually perform at a lower academic level over the long-term, than young children who learn in a play-based setting.
We are so excited about this curriculum and the experiences it allows us to bring into your child’s life! If you have any questions or would like more information we would love to talk with you more.
-The KDA Teachers and Staff