Our Approach to Early Childhood Education | KinderCare
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Our Approach to Education

Educational Philosphy

Each day, KinderCare provides a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

 

We give your child the tools to become confident and self-aware. In a caring and stimulating atmosphere, our passionate and engaging teachers give your child endless opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine———whether building a spaceship to blast off to Mars or inviting a new friend to share a story during group time.

 

While academics play a role in development, we believe there are many other opportunities for enhancing the whole child.

We recognize that curriculum is more than what appears in manuals or a series of activities. We believe curriculum is everything that happens in the classroom, from interactions and meals to singing and playing. We never miss an opportunity to educate.

KinderCare teaches children life skills that go beyond reading, writing, and math.

  • Playing with toys helps develop motor skills and teaches lessons about sharing with friends.
  • Singing songs while washing hands instills an interest in the arts while forging social bonds and educating children about the need for good hygiene.
 

Each activity is designed with a specific lesson or outcome in mind. In fact, our activities are designed to align with 140 learning standards that progress sequentially across six developmental domains. Common Core State Standards as well as early learning standards from several states helped inform the scope and sequence of our learning standards, and they’re backed by experts in each domain/content area.*

We provide a balance between choice and structured activities, between group and individual pursuits, and between teacher and child-directed experiences.

 

We teach seasonally relevant lessons. For example, children learn about gardening in spring and farming in fall. And, we give families the tools to continue the education at home.

 

Why is Quality Early Childhood Education Critically Important?

Why is Quality Early Childhood Education Critically Important?

Tune in and hear from Elanna Yalow, KinderCare CEO of Early Learning Programs who visited Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” to discuss this topic.


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* The following subject-matter experts were contracted to review each developmental domain/content area:

  • Sue Bredekamp, Ph.D (All Developmental Domains/Content Areas)
  • Carol Copple, Ph.D. (Cognitive Development)
  • Joan Isenberg, Ed.D. (Creative Arts)
  • Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D. (Language and Literacy Development)
  • Stephen W. Sanders, Ed.D. (Physical Development and Wellness)
  • Philip Zelazo, Ph.D. (Executive Function)

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