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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 KDA Philosophy - An Overview​

Kids Discovery Academy is a play-based and academically-focused experience. We believe that children learn best when given the opportunity to experience learning through play, exploration and self-expression - and families do best when they are confident their child is safe, cared for and developing to their fullest potential while away from home.

We use purposeful play as an essential and rich part of a young children's learning process. Play, combined with quality teaching and a nurturing enviornment, encourages children to be creative and develop their own ideas, understanding and language- all while building self-confidence and having fun!

KDA Curriculum Details:

Education and brain research conducted over the past few decades supports a play-based classroom environment as the best means to support academic and life-long success for your child. KDA's Curriculum helps our students be ready for the elementary school's State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, but without the high-stakes testing and pressure packed activities that can hinder a child's development.

KDA's Curriculum includes Daily and Weekly activities in the following areas, observation and assessment in specific competencies for each subject and twice yearly Parent Teacher Conferences.

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Approaches to Learning (persistence, self-control etc.)
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Expression
  • Cooking Projects (ages 2 and up)
  • Safety Skills (ages 3 and up)

For a more detailed look into Play-Based philosophy and classroom
management styles, ​the links below may be of interest.

THE KDA DIFFERENCE

KDA PHILOSOPHY

YOUR TEACHERS

"We teach to and understand each child's needs and learning styles and are able to teach to them individually instead of expecting each child to be the same."

- KDA PreSchool Teacher,
from Staff Survey

Our teaching is outstanding, we are not just a daycare...we are teachers!

-KDA Infant/Toddler Teacher,
​from Staff Survey