Programs

The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Half day program is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Extended hours are also available.

          

        
Our room consists of a mixed age group of children 18 months to 5 years of age. We offer a mixed age grouping as a means for children to learn from one another, and to further recognize that children grow and develop at varying rates. Classes are small so our staff can provide more individualized attention to each child. It is important to recognize that each child is an individual. 

 

Our Goals:
  • To provide a loving, safe, relaxed and clean environment where your child’s physical, educational, social and emotional needs are met
  • To establish a feeling of respect for self, others and their environment
  • To provide your child with the opportunity to become independent and responsible through self directed, individual and group activities
  • To encourage your child to function and participate well in a social environment
  • To closely watch to ensure that expectations your child’s and needs are met
  • To be supportive of family life and encourage frequent communication informing you of your child’s progress


Our Curriculum:

Our program encourages growth in the following:

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (English, Spanish, American Sign Language and/or Chinese, Alphabet, Color, and Social Skills)

Listening and Speaking

  • Hears and discriminates the sounds of language
  • Expresses self using words and expanded sentences
  • Understands and follows oral directions
  • Answers questions
  • Asks questions
  • Actively participates in conversations
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT- (using interaction during play, math, and music)
Learning and Problem Solving
  • Observes objects and events with curiosity
  • Approaches problems flexibly
  • Shows persistence in approaching tasks
  • Explores cause and effect
  • Applies knowledge or experience to a new context

 

Logical Thinking

Classifies objects

  • Compares / measures
  • Arranges objects in a series
  • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  • Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence
  • Shows awareness of position in space
  • Uses one-to-one correspondence
  • Uses numbers and counting

 

Representation and Symbolic Thinking

Takes on pretend roles and situations

  • Makes believe with objects
  • Makes and interprets representations

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Gross Motor  (Indoor /Outdoor play and Body Balance)
  • Demonstrates basic loco motor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping)
  • Shows balance while moving
  • Climbs up and down
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle)
  • Demonstrates throwing, kicking, and catching skills

Fine Motor  (Arts and Crafts, Writing and Eye/Hand coordination)

  • Controls small muscles in hands
  • Coordinates eye-hand movement
  • Uses tools for writing and drawing


SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We believe that boosting self-esteem and self-confidence in children is an important part of our program.  We will incorporate self-esteem and self-confidence into our teaching by providing materials and ideas for the children.

Sense of Self

  • Shows ability to adjust to new situations
  • Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults
  • Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately
  • Stands up for rights

Responsibility for Self and Others

  • Demonstrates self-direction and independence
  • Takes responsibility for own well-being
  • Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials
  • Follows classroom routines
  • Follows classroom rules

Social Behavior

  • Plays well with other children
  • Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately
  • Shares and respects the rights of others
  • Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts

 

 

 
Typical Activities include:

Indoor:        Fine Motor - Arts and Crafts (Creative Development, Coordination)

                   Story Time (Literacy and Language Development)

                   Private Time (Cognitive, Social, Emotional Development)

Choice Time (Free Play)

Group Time (Listening skills, Open Questioning, and Communication skills)

Outdoor:     Gross Motor (Physical Development, Organized Sports)

*Group activities are not mandated




Admission:

Kids Are People, Inc. provides services to children and families regardless of race, sex, handicap, or national origin. For a child to be admitted to the center, parents must complete and sign the following forms.

Day Care Registration Form
Permission Forms
Contract Form 
Registration Policy Form
Commitment and Agreement Fom
Authorize and Confidential Release Form
Health Forms (signed by a physician and dated within the last 12 months)
A copy of the child's immunization record.

NO child will be admitted to the program without all of the above forms.