Kids Club Preschool respects all children as unique individuals who learn in a variety of ways. We recognize that children come from various cultural backgrounds and home environments, possess different strengths and weakness, and have feelings and ideas. Our classroom teachers go above and beyond to really get to know the “Whole Child” to prepare him/her for success in the classroom. Treating children as valued competent individuals and providing an environment that meets physical and emotional needs allows children to feel safe and form secure adult attachments.
Early experiences have a strong influence on a child’s development and learning. To best support and stimulate our young learners, all classroom curriculums are based on The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS). The standards are organized into the following 9 subgroups: Physical Health and Motor Development, Social and Emotional Development, Language Development, Literacy, Cognitive Development, Science, and Social Studies. RIELDS are also appropriate for duel language learners and children with disabilities.
Kids Club Preschool teachers use the RIELDS as a framework to develop comprehensive, age appropriate curriculum and supportive classroom environments. We believe ALL areas of development are important! In addition to participating in rich academic activities, children practice communication and problem solving skills while interacting with peers and teachers. Children develop their confidence working on self-help tasks, developing fine motor skills, experimenting with manipulatives and sensory materials, celebrating creativity, and exploring endless open-ended play opportunities. Classroom teacher’s track acquired skills using classwork, photos, and written observations. This information is then organized into digital student portfolios that follow the children throughout their preschool career at Kids Club.