Preschool (Age 3)
Creativity, Collaboration & Communication
As children enter preschool or pre-kindergarten, it is critical that our curriculum shifts to accommodate a structure that is more planned, which prepares preschoolers for the type of academic schedules they will encounter in elementary school.
Kid Scholars Academy recognizes most discussions about 21st-century skills emphasize the need for preschools and pre-kindergartens to be focused on character traits and soft skills such as curiosity and critical thinking in addition to cognitive skills including critical analysis, problem-solving, core subject knowledge numeracy and early literacy.
We can’t imagine what the world is going to be like in 20 or 30 years from now when your children are adults in the workforce, but we can imagine that the basic skills they learned in preschool/pre-kindergarten, including reading, writing and arithmetic, will have had a major influence in their ultimate success.
Even as children grow through our curriculum, we still follow the philosophy of hug first, then teach. Preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners need praise and encouragement as they learn to share, respect their parents and peers and problem-solve. We offer that solid foundation, which begins with a loving environment, that is essential for every child’s success.
At Kid Scholars Academy, we recognize that preschoolers need more than just academic knowledge to achieve their goals as they progress through school and life. Our teachers help our preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners develop 21st century skills through learning activities that:
- Are project-based and connected to the real world
- Involve collaboration, hands-on experiences and global focus
- Are integrated across subject areas
- Require problem solving and critical thinking
- Allow students to initiate, plan and manage projects
- Expose students to different cultures