of North Austin
15111 Avery Ranch Blvd, Austin, TX 78717 • (512) 218-9669

Curriculum

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

Why is Accreditation is Important 

 

 

Our full-time Curriculum Department at Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. boasts over 150 years experience in classroom instruction, administrative assignments, and curriculum development. This impressive roster of educational credentials oversees every aspect of designing the most effective learning program possible. For a truly tailored approach to early childhood education, these highly qualified educators are always expanding our curriculum, which is unique and exclusive to Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies. 

 

Our curriculum promotes positive relationships with families via a variety of information and learning materials the children take home to share with their families. In addition, parents are encouraged to become partners in their child's education by volunteering in the classroom, gathering materials for activities, and in other ways.

 

Teachers are strongly encouraged to involve families in sharing their traditions and cultures and to individualize the curricula to accommodate the children's cultural backgrounds. For example, during the Chinese New Year, our teachers asked parents who celebrated the festival to visit classrooms. They were asked to dress in their traditional clothing and talk about how they celebrated the festival. They asked our local Chinese restaurants to donate chopsticks, fortune cookies, chicken fried rice, and egg drop soup for the kids to experience food from China. Another parent brought in red envelopes with candy that signified the beliefs of the Chinese for the New Year. For art, the children created Chinese lanterns with dragons on them. 

 

Our teachers respect and support individual, cultural and linguistic diversity. In doing so, we support and encourage positive relationships with children's families. As demonstrated by the renowned psychologist, Jean Piaget, children learn best through play, so we've developed hands-on learning experiences for all levels of learners. Our curriculum meets the standards for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, while remaining fun and flexible for every child. Our theme-based, age-appropriate curriculum, in combination with our uniquely designed learning centers, enable children to master Core Components needed for early development. The Kids 'R' Kids curriculum provides teachers with themes and sample lesson plans. 

 

Infant Curriculum:  All activities are age-appropriate and assist in achieving developmental milestones. Activities are carefully chosen to meet the needs of each child. In order for parents to extend learning in the home, daily activities are posted in the classroom for review. Sign language is introduced at this level to help children communicate their needs as they work toward developing their verbal skills. In our clean, child-centered environment, each child is given plenty of attention, thus promoting ultimate mental and physical growth.

 

Toddler Curriculum: Our curriculum helps toddlers develop a sense of stability in the center and is important for their social and emotional development. The teachers are trained to validate children's emotions, the message being that "it is okay to have these feelings. Now here are some ways to manage them."  

 

Junior Pre-K Curriculum: Kids 'R' Kids offers a core curriculum comprised of weekly units that support and extend monthly themes. Each unit is filled with activities designed to meet the needs of all types of learners. Daily group times and enrichments are designed to expand a child's vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. Various activities at each learning station support the theme-based lesson. Kids 'R' Kids also enriches its curriculum through music, which is professionally written and recorded to reinforce concepts. In addition to the core units, supplemental units are provided on a quarterly basis. Weekly lesson plans are posted to keep parents informed about their child's learning experience at Kids 'R' Kids. 

 

Pre-K Curriculum: High Reach Learning, a well-known curriculum, has proven to be a successful learning tool in our Pre-K classrooms.  The High-Reach Learning curriculum is based on cognitive learning theory. The valued research of Piaget, Ausubel, Vygotsky, Bruner, Erickson, and others provides the foundation for this approach.  High Reach Learning offers suggested activities that develop the whole child. Weekly opportunities are provided for teachers to facilitate development in 8 domains – language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, physical health and development and creative arts. In addition, there are daily experiences provided for children to independently explore in each domain. These opportunities allow teachers to help children meet long-range developmental goals.  

 

To summarize, the content of our curricula is carefully chosen to be accurate, interesting, and meaningful. The first topics introduced relate to the children's immediate world, but later topics help to expand the child's horizons to areas outside their immediate experience. However, the content of each theme is always secondary to the primary goals of developing the skills and attitudes needed to help the children become lifetime learners. 

 

 

 

NAEYC ACCREDITED NAEYC ACCREDITED
NAEYC programs implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of development More
Brain Development VIDEOS Brain Development VIDEOS
Watch our VIDEOS More