During the first three years of life, your child’s brain will develop at a phenomenal rate while creating pathways to carry electrical impulses to and from brain cells. This wiring is vital, and will later form the foundation for the acquisition of skills your child will need throughout life. Here are a few ideas to encourage healthy brain development in your child:
Create a paper puzzle
Paper puzzles are a simple way to get your child to exercise problem solving skills. Take a magazine and find a page with a large, simple picture. Cut this picture into four or five pieces and have your child put the picture back together again. You can make this more or less difficult by using more or less complicated images, or by simply cutting smaller or larger pieces. This activity encourages healthy brain development through problem solving.
Play with sand
Build a sandbox in the backyard, or take your child to the beach to play in the sand. Be sure there are plenty of appropriate toys available, such as shovels and buckets. You can teach your child how to make sandcastles and other sculptures. This is a good way to increase your child’s creativity as well as develop both fine and gross motor skills.
Roll a ball
Find a ball that your child will be able to hold using both hands. Sit opposite one another on the floor and roll the ball back and forth between you. Increase the distance as your child becomes more comfortable with this activity.Show Less
A preschool will provide the fundamental foundation that your child requires to properly develop, learn new skills, and discover abilities. Parents have the important task of selecting the best preschool environment for their child. A child care facility that offers a professional staff of caregivers, along with a loving, supportive environment will provide the right opportunity for your child. It’s crucial that the atmosphere offers a child the best learning environment to boost brain development.
At Kids ’R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester, we provide a unique Infant-Toddler Program that is focused on the overall development of your child. The ideal atmosphere will promote a child’s curiosity and encourage excellent growth. Weekly lesson plans provide age-appropriate activities designed to develop skills that are necessary to accomplish developmental milestones. As a parent you will always be informed about your child’s progress and development.
Our Infant Program includes:
- A comfortable environment for your child where he or she can take part in numerous age-appropriate activities that will boost brain development.
- Sign language techniques to maximize your child’s communication skills.
- Daily exercises to boost physical development of your child.
- Daily reports and weekly lesson plans to keep you informed about your child’s progress and development.
Kids ’R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester believes in a “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy where a child feels loved, safe and secure. Our extensive Infant-Toddler Sign Language Program is known to eliminate frustration for children who have yet to form their verbal vocabulary. It introduces age-appropriate language skills for non-verbal communication. We offer other exceptional learning programs that are specific to each child’s stage of development, making our curriculum ideal to support your child’s early educational experience.
For more information about our Academy or to find out more about our curriculum, contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester today.Show Less
Deciding on a preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions any parent has to make. Parents naturally want the best foundation for their child’s education so he or she can gain all the necessary skills for success now and later in life. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester offers the best preschool education due to our AdvancED accreditation, which guarantees that our program is of superior quality, and meets on ongoing set of rigorous standards set forth by the premier accrediting agency in the world. Why would a parent choose an AdvancED accredited preschool?
What is AdvancED?
AdvancED accreditation is a voluntary accreditation protocol in which we choose to participate. This accreditation ensures that your child will receive the best preschool education possible. AdvancED accreditation ensures high standards of education, staff and facilities and is globally recognized. The outcome of the accreditation process has been proven to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education.
What an AdvancED accredited preschool offers
Our fast track preschool curriculum offers your child the opportunity to build critical developmental skills through multi-sensory activities and play. Every day at Kids`R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester, your child will explore, learn and gain new skills. Your child will learn more effectively if he is engaged and having fun, therefore we have a strong focus on developmentally directed play. We also include a more planned structure than a day care facility would have, which will prepare your preschooler for the transition to the more structured environment of elementary school.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester has state-of-the-art facilities, a highly skilled teaching staff, and a “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy. Typical day care centers do not provide this type of high quality education and facilities. Please contact us today to learn more about the many benefits we have to offer your family, and to meet our professional staff.Show Less
It has long been recognized that reading to and with your child plays an important role in developing essential life skills. Here is a brief guide regarding the benefits your child will receive from this activity as well as some helpful advice for encouraging your child to explore the world of literature.
Reading benefits for preverbal children
Pre-verbal children benefit from story time for the same reason they benefit from baby talk. These are the most effective ways for them to develop language skills, vocabulary, communication skills and an understanding of the relationship between sounds and meanings. In addition, infants also receive visual and tactile stimulation through interactive storybooks, boosting other areas of the brain.
Reading benefits for toddlers and preschool children
Having been exposed to the reading process as an infant, your toddler or preschooler will already have a foundation on which to build essential language and cognitive skills. Your child will start to recognize the relationship between words on the page, spoken words and naming the objects around him, building the foundation needed for developing writing skills. He or she will also develop positive associations with books and will be more likely to continue discovering more challenging materials. These skills are essential to future academic success.
How to encourage reading
- Start early: Your child is never too young to start building a relationship with books. Age-appropriate storybooks offer a wonderful bonding experience for you and your child. Encourage your child to touch the pages, point out colors, shapes, and characters, and participate in the story.
- Appeal to his or her interests: As your child gets older, read books together that appeal to your child’s interests and reward them once you finish the book. For example, if your child loves animals, choose a book about animals and encourage him or her to talk to you about the different animals that you are reading about. Once the book is finished, you may want to plan a weekend trip to The Cincinnati Zoo, where your child can see many of these animals in person.
One of the most important ways to encourage reading skills and help your child to develop a lifelong love of learning is to choose a child care facility that shares your priorities. Unlike traditional day care centers, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Chester understands the importance of boosting early childhood development. Our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum is designed to provide your child with optimal stimulation to maximize language, physical, cognitive and socioemotional development. Our program is for children from six weeks of age to five years and ensures that your child is in a safe, loving environment and has stimulating activities that are necessary to build a strong foundation for future academic success.
For more information about our program, staff or state-of the-art facility, contact us today.Show Less
At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of West Chester, we believe that a child should be hugged first, then taught. A child learns best when they are in a nurturing child care environment. Your child will feel welcomed the moment they come through the door. Our staff encourages each child to develop healthy relationships with teachers and friends.
We offer the exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum for children under five years. This program has been designed to help open a child's mind and expand their imagination. Our foundation of love and trust is accompanied every step of the way by our teachers, parents and the child's peers. Throughout each age group, a child will discover the joy and excitement of learning. Kids 'R' Kids is AdvancED accredited and exceeds the standards set by many other programs. It presents a variety of educational exercises and theme-based units for every age group.
We have cameras in each room of our facility so that family members of our Academy can log onto the internet with a password and enjoy watching their child learn, play and interact with other children.
Our Infant Program
With our "Hug First, Then Teach" philosophy, you have the security of knowing your child is loved and can comfortably learn about the world around him. The Kids 'R' Kids Infant Big Steps™ Curriculum is specifically written to allow caregivers to provide each child the individualized attention and care he deserves. Our age-appropriate sign language program provides preverbal children with an option for communicating. As seen below, the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of each infant are met at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of West Chester, including:
Our expertly trained teachers and caregivers are available to take appointments with prospective parents.
For more information about Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of West Chester, contact us today.Show Less