of Las Colinas
2990 Regent Blvd., Irving, TX 75063 • (972) 831-0010

Pre-K

Outstanding Child Care for 4 and 5 Year Olds

A Good Education Starts With Solid Foundation!

  

Texas School Ready! Participant

The program was designed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act. The research in the field at large shows clearly that if children do not experience a high quality preschool program that focuses on getting them ready for school, they will often have trouble when they go to kindergarten. The purpose of the certification system was to identify programs that were successful in integrating the quality instructional practices that must be in place in a preschool program to get children ready for kindergarten AND actually tracking the children's scores who left those programs in the areas of reading and social skills when they went to kindergarten. Texas School Ready! certifies preschool education classrooms including private preschool centers, child care centers, public Pre-Kindergarten programs and Head Start centers that effectively prepared their students for kindergarten. We have been participating in the The Texas School Ready! Program since the fall of 2007. More information... 

Texas Education Agency (TEA) is where standards and lessons are put together for children in Public Elementary Schools. Below is a general comparison of TEA expectations of students versus KRK expectations:

Exceeding Expectations

Continuing to nurture your preschooler's mind, the Kids 'R' Kids Pre-K program is filled with enjoyable activities for any child. This is the next stop on your child's way toward elementary learning. Here, learning is driven by student development and imagination.

Our program is based on the most current research and exceeds national standards, has literature-based units, and addresses all learning styles. The program's goal is to help each child reach their fullest potential, which is why each unit of study is developed with the learner in mind.

The curriculum has a strong focus on the three key indicators for early reading:

  • Phonological Awareness - the auditory focus on sounds including rhyming, alliteration, on-set rime, syllable segmenting and phoneme manipulation
  • Letter Knowledge - unique letter features, letter names, letter sounds, directional movements that are used to form letters; letters come in a particular order and there are a limited number of them
  • Language Development - developing a rich vocabulary by introducing five vocabulary words a day, encouraging language through play and scaffolding a child`s language development to take them to a higher level of language use

 

We also know the importance of developing a child`s interest in mathematics. We work with the children on skills related to numbers and operations, geometry and spatial reasoning, measurement comparisons, algebraic reasoning, patterns and displaying and analyzing data.

Pre-Kindergarten activities include large and small hands-on groups, independent activities, and realistic application. The learning stations and curriculum were designed to build children's comprehension. Through independent and cooperative learning strategies, children are able to apply thought, imagination, and creativity into their educational experiences.

This program is broken down into three categories: academic introductions, individual and group activities, and station opportunities. The academic introductions are group learning sessions where students are introduced to subject matter. Our individual and group activities help students apply what they have learned and focus on building individual comprehension. Pre-Kindergarten station opportunities provide the following:

 

Alphabet Station helps children build their experience with lettters and letter sounds.
Art Station presents free-choice art experiences that develop skills and imagination.
Construction Station develops spatial awareness through stacking, sorting, building, and recreating.
Dramatic Play Station encourages individual and group role play activities to help build language skills with realistic and imaginary props.
Number Station lets children apply math skills with a variety of materials and strategies.
Reading Station promotes independent reading and a love of books.
Science/Sensory Station allows children to experiment with materials and experience the scientific process.
Writing Station encourages children`s early writing skills through a variety of
materials and activities.

 

Children continue to learn about themselves and the environment around them in an atmosphere permeated with the Kids 'R' Kids philosophy of “Hug First, Then Teach.” Teachers encourage and praise children for their accomplishments, building their self-esteem and creating memorable learning experiences with them.

 

Areas Served:

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