Mission statement and philosophy
Kids Kingdom Child Care and Learning Center values early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. We believe that each child is a unique individual and should be viewed, respected and treated as such. As the welfare and wellbeing of each child is paramount, we strive to provide holistic support of the child’s exclusive requirements and interests in a nurturing, familial environment that fosters the child’s development across all developmental domains.
We believe that the child develops in an orderly manner by passing through stages of development, which occur in predictable sequential fashion according to his or her physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. We provide experiences in dramatic play, math, art, science, music, language, pre-reading and pre-writing. These experiences nurture and facilitate growth at each stage of a child’s development by implementing Creative Curriculum in our program.
Verbal skills are encouraged through group discussions and through one-on-one conversations between teacher and child and among children. These verbal activities enable children to develop the critical-thinking skills necessary to further learning. One of the teacher’s roles in this process is to ask the right questions at the right time to spark the interest and desire to pursue a line of inquiry.
Partnerships with families provide us with invaluable information relating to cultural backgrounds and heritage. Our teachers strive to build the relationships with families based on co-operation and a mutual respect for the reciprocal roles that each play in the lives of the children. Partnerships with families are developed through daily discussions, newsletters and meetings. Moreover, The Kids kingdom open door policy aims to facilitate an open flow of communication while maintaining confidentiality and respect of the privacy and wishes of each family, resulting in the highest levels of customer service.
Partnerships with industry professionals assist staff development and expansion of the curriculum to meet the individual and collective needs of all children. Needs based on cultural identity, additional support education and medical interventions which all require greater individual knowledge and supported cooperative teams, assures all children are facilitated in an inclusive environment as best as possible.
Finally, children are assisted in identifying and participating in activities that will help better the larger communities and world in which they live. As a child develops from an egotistical self to one with more concern for others, the curriculum emphasizes thought and activity directed toward the other members of the community.
In pursuing these objectives, the major task and calling of the teacher is to nurture the self-esteem of each child. Children who are secure and have a strong sense of self-worth develop into whole persons, ready to tackle any future learning activity and able to give of themselves.