Programs >>Just for Threes
Developmentally appropriate activities are scheduled with flexibility that allows teachers to respond to the needs of each individual child. Our Terrific Threes use the InvestiGator Club’s Just for threes Learning System. Just for Threes helps children develop important readiness skills by nurturing each child’s individual needs and encourages cognitive, physical, and emotional growth through exploration and play. The Just for Threes program has planned learning experiences that include a mix of whole group, small group and individual interactions with teachers. Our program has a balance between child initiated, free choice learning, and intentional, teacher directed instruction.
Programs >>Just for Threes
Programs >>Infants & Toddlers
As they engage in routines day after day, they collect, organize, and reorganize information about themselves, other people, and things. This understanding helps them make sense of the world. We promote learning by offering a variety of experiences to the children in our care. Our infants and toddlers are given the opportunity to play throughout the day. During daily routines and experiences children have individual plans that help support their development. Play offers them opportunities to make choices, solve problems, interact with one another, interact with their teacher, pursue interests, experience learning as fun and exciting, and experience themselves as capable, competent, successful learners. Play also gives children the opportunity to build language and literacy skills, discover mathematical relationships and help them be young scientists.
Programs >>Family Engagement
We have a health and wellness policy that allows parents to learn about having healthy families. Our lending library gives parents the opportunity to borrow materials that are relevant to building strong families. We host Ready at Five Learning Parties which are built on the idea that learning can be fun. Learning parties are interactive, hands on, parent/child "parties" that promote and enhance the school readiness skills of young children. Learning parties promote positive parenting and enhance a parent's ability to be a young child's first teacher. Kindred also offers Maryland Family network’s parent Cafés. Parents cafés are created to help build strong families. Families are welcomed to assist with field trips and special events that are given by Kindred Learning Center.
Programs >>Pre-K & Kindergarten
This program is a fully integrated curriculum with a strong focus on literacy, math, and science. We begin our day with daily routines that are created for each investigation. During opening Circle time, we sing songs and rhymes that make it easy for children to learn critical skills and concepts in fun-child centered activities. Our everyday literacy focuses on activities that are critical for young children’s future reading success such as oral language development, phonological awareness, vocabulary, and alphabet knowledge. We regularly address other important skills and concepts such as written expression, print awareness and motivation to read. At the end of each day children engage in conversations with their classmates, do a shared reading and writing activity and learn different songs and rhymes.
Our Kindergarten program corresponds to the pre-k curriculum providing higher level activities and approaches that engage and challenge five- year olds. The Kindergarten program is aligned with state and national kindergarten standards.