Continuing to nurture your preschooler's mind, the Kids 'R' Kids Pre-Kindergarten program is filled with enjoyable activities for any child. This is the next stop on your child's way toward elementary learning. Here, learning is driven by student development and imagination.
Our program meets and exceeds national standards, has literature-based units, and addresses all learning styles. The program's goal is to help each child succeed to his fullest potential, which is why each unit of study was developed with the learner in mind.
Pre-Kindergarten activities include large and small hands-on groups, independent activities, and realistic application. The learning stations and curriculum were designed to build children's comprehension. Through independent and cooperative learning strategies, children are able to apply thought, imagination, and creativity into their educational experiences.
This program is broken down into three categories: academic introductions, individual and group activities, and station opportunities. The academic introductions are group learning sessions where students are introduced to subject matter. Our individual and group activities help students apply what they have learned and focus on building individual comprehension. Pre-Kindergarten station opportunities provide the following:
Alphabet Station helps children build their language skills.
Art Station presents free-choice art experiences that develop skills and imagination.
Construction Station develops spatial awareness through stacking, sorting, building, and recreating.
Dramatic Play Station encourages individual and group role play activities with realistic and imaginary props.
Number Station lets children apply math skills with a variety of materials and strategies.
Reading Station promotes independent reading and a love of books.
Science/Sensory Station allows children to experiment with materials.
Writing Station encourages beginning letter formation through a variety of
materials and activities.
Children continue to learn about themselves and the environment around them in an atmosphere permeated with the Kids 'R' Kids philosophy of “Hug First, Then Teach.” Teachers encourage and praise children for their accomplishments, building their self-esteem and creating memorable learning experiences with them.
TEXAS SCHOOL READY PROJECT (TSR)
Our Pre-K classroom has been selected to participate in the Texas School Ready project for the 2011-2012 school year. Kids 'R' Kids Richardson is the only preschool in a 5-mile radius that has been selected for this project and we are very excited to become a part of this certification process.
What is a TSR Classroom?
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides special grants to the Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to help create effective early childhood classroom models in order to prepare Pre-K children to enter kindergarten on or above grade level. Pre-K classrooms that receive this coveted certification are designated a Texas School Ready classroom.
TSR preschool classrooms effectively prepare children for kindergarten by “linking” quality instructional practices to get children ready for kindergarten and the children actually achieving scores showing they were on track in the areas of reading and social skills when they went to kindergarten.
This “linking” is established by tracking the reading and social screener scores, as evaluated by Kindergarten teachers in the local Independent School District (ISD) elementary schools that your child will attend next school year, of children who previously attended our preschool program. This certification is a two (2) year process and we expect to be fully certified next school year!
You may access further information on the TSR program by visiting the Children`s Learning Institute at: http://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/