"Why is preschool so important?" For what reason do you and/or your friends send your children to preschool?
Often, when we give tours of our Henderson-Las Vegas Learning Academy, people ask us why they should send their child to our preschool.
Aside from the reasons you can read on our website about why we are so unique, you probably want to hear from other professionals who are unbiased.
Consequently, below are some highlights from a recent article on the subject. You can find the original linked at the bottom.
Please let us know what it would take to consider us the best preschool near me. We'd love to hear from you!
4 Common myths about the value of preschool
1. All the kids do is play games and sing songs.
- Singing songs encourages speech and language development, enhancing vocabulary and communication skills. Students who struggle with a certain skill (ABCs, counting or math patterns) are able to show mastery through learning a song about it.
- Playing games is the perfect opportunity for kids of this age to express their curiosity, learn teamwork, practice sharing and develop problem-solving skills.
2. I can teach all of these things at home.
- Preschool teachers are highly trained educational professionals and are specifically trained with techniques to enhance a child’s physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development.
- They know how to immerse children in engaging learning experiences and have years of experience doing it.
3. The benefits of preschool don’t last.
- The first five years are most crucial due to the brain’s ability to make connections.
- Our capacity to develop vocabulary, a lifelong communication skill, is largely decided by the time we reach age five.
4. Preschool is only for children from well-off families.
- Some states fully fund preschool for all children, and many states have legislation in the process to do so.
- Many schools also offer financial aid to families who make preschool possible.
- Head Start is an early childhood education program that has been active since 1965 and provides education for children from low-income families from birth to age five.
Originally published on Rasmussen.edu
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson – Las Vegas NV, we provide the best possible childcare for all of our children and our programs meet the highest standards in terms of quality education. Visit us to see why we are more than just a daycare center. Whether you are looking for infant care, preschool, or after school programs, we can meet your needs. For more information about our Learning Academy and our curriculum, contact us todayShow Less
One of the most important questions surrounding infant care is at what age can my child be enrolled. Many parents believe that children, including infants, must have some level of development before they can be enrolled in daycare. However, at our Learning Academy, we offer innovative childcare for infants as young as six weeks of age. We can help your child learn both the basics and more advanced lessons in our learning environment and we will care for your infant with our “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy.
No enrollment prerequisites
Many typical daycares require that a child be a certain age before enrolling. Our innovative infant care program provides your child with a fun, loving educational experience that is appropriate for very young children, including infants. We have an experienced and caring staff that will ensure the best environment for your infant.
Choosing a daycare facility
Selecting the right infant care facility is one of the biggest decisions you will make as a new parent. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, such as what is the staff to child ratio, the qualifications of the teachers, and how an average day is structured. Ask if you will be able to drop by unannounced during the day. This will allow you to make sure that your infant is getting the best care possible. Our infant care program offers fun, stimulating, and educational activities that are designed to help your infant reach a variety of developmental milestones.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson – Las Vegas NV, we provide the best possible childcare for all of our children and our programs meet the highest standards in terms of quality education. Visit us to see why we are more than just a daycare center. Whether you are looking for infant care, preschool, or after school programs, we can meet your needs. For more information about our Learning Academy and our curriculum, contact us today.Show Less
It can sometimes be difficult to ensure that your child receives what is needed for optimal development. Many parents must work to provide for their families and this leaves much less time to concentrate on a child’s healthy development. While the preschool that you choose for your child can provide the right environment for your child’s development, you can promote additional development when you are at home with your child. Here are a few fun activities that can promote your preschool child’s development at home.
All actions and activities can promote healthy development
Your child can learn from almost any activity. Even when sleeping, your child’s brain is collating information and solving problems. Therefore, involve your preschool child in daily activities that can promote learning. You can turn any activity into a fun learning experience by engaging your child’s powerful imagination. For example, you can combine fun, learning and chores by having your child sort toys as he or she puts them away.
Teaching responsibility and independence
One of the best to teach your child responsibility and independence is to assign chores and projects at home. Your preschool child will be happy to help with chores because it will make him or her feel like an integral part of the family. Participating in chores promotes self-confidence, boosts self-esteem and contributes to learning and development. Start by helping your child with chores and then gradually allow him or her to accomplish the tasks independently.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson – Las Vegas, Nevada, offers the best in preschool and child care. We offer excellent preschool services, a quality learning environment, and passionate teachers. Our programs will give your child a notable academic advantage. If you want to find out more about the physical, cognitive and social development of your child, contact us today.Show Less
As many parents know, the early years of childhood are certainly some of the most fun. You will be enjoying countless hours of exciting games with your mobile infant, helping him or her develop and learn everything needed. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson – Las Vegas, NV, offers some advice about fun games to play with your infant to promote healthy and effective development. These games focus on the development of vital skills and can greatly improve the overall effectiveness of the child care you provide.
Have fun with music
Music is fun for everyone, including infants. It can also be utilized for effective learning. You can play soft music specifically developed for infants to begin with and, as your infant gets older, you can add different types of music developed for different age groups. You can even turn on your favorite music or the radio and enjoy the music together. You can move your infant’s body to the music and, as your infant becomes mobile, you can hold your infant’s body and begin to teach your child how to dance.
I-spy with my little eye
This game is excellent for early development as it challenges your infant’s brain to learn in an exciting way. This game can begin once your infant is able to see and focus on nearby objects, such as your face. By observing close surroundings and choosing a particular object, your infant’s brain begins to learn differentiation and identification. This game can also help with rudimentary speech if you sound out the name of the object as your infant is able to see it.
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Parents become excited when a child begins to develop and learn about the world. They often wonder what goes on in the child’s brain. Allow us to share some insight with you regarding what your child will be thinking, learning and experiencing throughout the early years of child care, prior to entering a day care or preschool environment.
At three months your child will start identifying and becoming intrigued with patterns. These can be dinosaur patterns on a blanket or even the order and frequency of the animals on your child’s mobile. Encouraging this provides the child with toys and items that have high contrast. This allows your child to begin learning how colors and shapes form tangible objects.
In the next developmental stage your child will become more interested in learning about his or her big surroundings. He or she will start asking a lot of questions and exploring the concept of cause and effect. During this time, prior to entering day care or preschool, try your best to adequately answer all questions. Allow the child to explore at a pace that is comfortable. Take the child for a walk outside, but let your child lead. You will observe and begin to understand what interests your child, and why these things are identified as intriguing.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson – Las Vegas, also serving Green Valley, offers a unique blend of physical, emotional, social and cognitive development that takes each child’s individuality into consideration. If you are interested in our superior child care services, designed for optimal brain development, then contact us. We are always excited to hear from parents who want to provide a child with the best early education available.Show Less
Adults aren’t the only ones that crave calming massages from time to time. Infants find massages deeply relaxing and soothing, too. It is a fact that a baby’s sense of touch is well developed from birth. Many child care specialists around the world have been continuously talking about the benefits of infant massages. This piece will take a look at the benefits of this exercise.
It helps you bond with your baby
By simply massaging your infant, you are creating a close bond that is likely to last a lifetime. Just about every infant care specialist will tell you that bonding with your infant is one of the most important aspects of infant care. This act is just as important as breastfeeding and playing when it comes to mother-baby bonding.
It soothes and calms your baby
Being an infant isn’t always easy, and caring for a new baby can sometimes be quite difficult for parents. Teething pains, hunger, and constant crying can really take a toll on your infants mind and body. A soothing massage can go a long way in helping to calm and relax your child. This is especially useful when your child is teething, as it can significantly lessen pain.
It improves circulation and helps normalize muscle tone
Massages have always been a great way to improve circulation in the human body. They work exactly the same way for infants. They can lead to a healthier heart, radiant looking skin and healthier organs. It also helps normalize your baby’s muscle tone.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson - Las Vegas NV takes great pride in our infant care program. For more information about our facility, staff and curriculum, contact us today. Our personnel will gladly assist with both queries and enrollments.Show Less
There are many fun activities that your child can do to help with brain development. Be sure any activity you choose is age appropriate. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson-Las Vegas NV, we offer our exclusive and high quality brain development program for young children. Here we offer a few fun brain developing games you can do with your child at home. These activities all reinforce learning and strengthen neural connections in the brain.
This is a good way to teach your child about language and communication while reinforcing neural connections. Let your child stand in front of a mirror while you stand behind him or her and point out certain parts of the body. Ask your child to name them. This game will teach your child about body awareness and language.
Make a book
Collect some of your child’s pictures and have your child paste them in pages to create a book. As you paste the pictures, have your child make up a story. You can then read the book with your child at night and he or she will have a nice memento. This will teach your child about creativity, language and spelling.
Teach your child about nurturing by playing with a toy or taking care of a pet. Show him or her how to nurture through feeding, hugging and rocking or petting it to sleep. If you are using a live animal, be sure to teach your child to take gentle care when handling it and not to pull on its tail. Your child can sing a lullaby which can help to teach language and music skills.Show Less
There is no doubt that technology has improved our daily lives, and early childhood development is no exception. Give your preschool child the advantage he or she needs to succeed in life beginning with access to a tablet. These devices are fantastic for teaching literacy and math skills through fun games. The games on these devices are engaging, interactive and offer rewards, sounds and imagery when the child reaches certain levels.
Rewards promote confidence
Rewards motivate and encourage progress and even young children respond well to rewards. If you want to invest in your child’s future, then ensuring the right balance of engagement, stimulation and reward in learning environments is critical. Devices like tablets are also important for preparing a child for technology and it is never too early to start teaching your child about the advantages of it. At our Learning Academy, we have all the latest technology that is age-appropriate for preschool children.
Our professional AdvancED™ accredited program will offer your child the following:
- Discovery station: for experimenting and exploring
- Music and movement station: for listening and teamwork
- Imagination station: teaches social skills and self confidence
- Sensory station: teaches motor skills and creativity
Children learn better when combining fun with learning. Most ordinary day care centers or child care services do not offer access to the technologies and learning stations that we can offer. If you want to invest in your child’s future, enroll him or her at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson-Las Vegas NV and set your child on the road to success.
For more details you can contact us here or come in and experience our engaging and stimulating learning environment.
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Infant Child Care in Las Vegas: Understanding the difference between daycare and Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies
During pregnancy, expectant parents in Henderson and Green Valley are sometimes faced with increased stress as they prepare for their child's arrival. Young families must consider finances, living arrangements and balancing work with family responsibilities. Most importantly, parents must decide if they want to use the services of a childcare provider, daycare or a learning academy such as Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson - Las Vegas.
Why our learning academy is different from daycare:
- AdvancED™ certified: Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson - Las Vegas is certified as an AdvancED™ accredited early education provider. Our industry leading facility and Infant-Toddler Program are focused on providing your child with the best education to meet developmental milestones.
- Our Philosophy: The Kids 'R' Kids philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach" works to strengthen every child's emotional, physical, intellectual and social well being. Our professional child care providers take the utmost care in nurturing your child, ensuring that they feel loved and secure.
- A balanced approach: Our childcare providers are trained to implement balanced fun with fitness, and learning with laughter. Parents receive daily reports and weekly lesson plans to make sure that they are informed and up to date with their child's development.
The Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson - Las Vegas' infant Big Steps Curriculum™ is specifically written to enable our staff to give your child the care and attention they deserve. We believe in meeting the cognitive, physical and emotional needs of each infant through love and care, guiding them so that they can achieve their developmental milestones.
If you would like to know more about our academy or our approach for infant child care, contact Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson - Las Vegas today.
If you remember preschool, you might remember games, fun activities, and lots of play time. One thing that most teachers and involved parents know is that an interested or entertained child is one that is absorbing information.
The Fast Track Curriculum™ we use at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson - Las Vegas NV is designed to incorporate a variety of interactive multi-sensory activities. This is a play-based curriculum that offers advanced learning results, based on the research of many educational theorists such as Jean Piaget. Our classrooms are well organized and time is set aside for group activities as well as quiet activity time. Balance is the objective, but this does not mean that we compromise on fun; in fact, it is encouraged.
It is important to have a variety of activities that a preschooler can learn from but also enjoy. At Kids 'R' Kids of Las Vegas we have different learning stations that kids use to explore and learn, such as:
Exploration station: where we learn about
- Number Relationships
- Problem Solving
- Reading Skills
- Size Discrimination
- Social Skills
Music station: where we learn about
- Concept Discrimination
- Exploring Sounds
- Eye-hand Coordination
- Fine-Motor Skills
- Number Relationships
- Sound Discrimination
Construction station: where we learn about
- Problem Solving
- Size Comparisons
What to do over weekends?
There are some great places where you can take the family on weekends and during holidays if you want to continue providing stimulating and educational activities. We in Henderson, Nevada, recommend the following:
- Jumpfit Kids - this venue offers 3000 square feet of games and physical activities.
- Strike Zone Bowling Center - here kids can learn coordination, balance, and aim, yet still have fun.
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