Learning to walk is one of the biggest milestones in a baby's life. Here you can see one of the techniques used by staff at Fremont Kid's Academy to support the learning process. Using a jump rope to provide dynamic support encourages independence with abandonment.
Children in care at Fremont Kid's Academy play a fun game of tossed letter salad.
Using stencils is a great way to have letter recognition become a tactile game. When the teacher says, "find me the letter G." The hunt is on, and the game continues until all the letters are found. Variations include finding all the letters in a child's name, or all the letters of the week. Once the letters are found then the children practice tracing the shape or coloring in the stencil, depending on their age.
This game works for children as young as 10 months all the way up to school age, and they all have fun playing it.
Fremont Kid's Academy continues our St. Patrick's Day celebrations by having a lucky green shamrock treasure hunt. The children had a great time finding all of our different colored balls while searching for the lucky green ones, identifying the color and counting the balls before putting them in the basket.
We were able to hide counting practice, color identification, and gross motor skills practice in our game. The children just think they're having fun playing, but we know better! They are deep in preparation for kindergarten...and loving it!
From infants through grade schoolers, Fremont Kid's Academy provides quality childcare to all ages.
We offer a comfortable home environment, quality wholesome food, pre-k curriculum, daily reports, webcams, and of course, fun for the kiddos.
Our environment feels much more like a family than a school, but the children learn just as much. Everyday we work on all the skills they will need in kindergarten, and everyday they learn to cooperate with other children and adults as well. Our students don't know it, but they are preparing to enter school as successful role models for their classmates.
Fremont Kid's Academy celebrates St Patrick's Day by helping our students create shamrock decorations of their own. Individuality and creativity are important parts of the psyche of an independent toddler. In a childcare or daycare setting it's important to give the space and time for each child to make their own project.
With lots of activities going on, this may mean that projects span across several days giving each child ample time to return to it and add additional items. The outcome is much more satisfying for the child.
Children experience huge benefits from learning a second language during their pre-kindergarten years.
Children who are exposed to a foreign language early in their development reap huge benefits in their long term linguistic learning. But the benefits don't stop there, multiple studies have shown that learning multiple languages increases skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and even in math concepts. Children who learn another language very early in life also show an ability to grasp the concept of object permanence much earlier. They are able to under stand that an apple is an apple and una manzan and know that the concept crosses both languages.
Fremont Kid's Academy encourages and supports early language development by teaching a myriad of languages to our students. The primary language spoken is English, followed closely by Spanish and many of our students are fluent in other languages as well.
We all learn from each other and everyone benefits from the diversity we have in our students and staff.
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Potty training, or potty learning as it's now often called, is a big party of growing up. Because Fremont Kid's Academy is a home-based family child care we are used to changing diapers and helping our students learn to use the toilet.
There are many different methods of toilet training and we work with our families to determine the best time and strategy for making the transition to pull-ups or underpants.
Modeling is one of the best teachers, and many of our younger students want to copy the big boys and girls who are already going into the bathroom to use the toilet.
Above all we make the experience enjoyable and use it to build confidence and autonomy.
Making friends is a very important task for young children. Learning to get along in a group is a skill that will be very important throughout their life. Kindergarten classrooms are often very chaotic and a child's social skills are paramount to their success.
At Fremont Kid's Academy we help children to learn pre-kindergarten academic skills such as letter recognition, counting, reading, writing, shapes, etc...but we also foster their ability to make friends. We function much like a family where the siblings work together on projects, the older children help the younger ones, and the babies learn from the toddlers. This positive interaction will help make the transition from home to kindergarten a much smoother one for all of our students.
Fremont Kid's Academy equips our students with all the skills necessary to enter kindergarten. Cutting in a straight line is just one of those important skills, and it's fun too.
It takes a lot of coordination to write a word. The brain has to identify the letters in a word, string them together, cause the hand to hold a writing instrument, move the hand in the shape of the letters and adjust the amount of pressure so that the letter is formed on the paper...a huge task for a little person.
Tracing is the perfect practice for writing. It supports the writer by showing exactly where the line needs to go. There are many resources on line to print tracing pages. And tracing exercises are a great way to occupy your antsy toddler in all kinds of situations.
At Fremont Kid's Academy, our students learn to trace: lines, shapes, letters, their name, mazes, pictures and anything they can get their hands on! They love it, and we love that they are practicing their writing skills.
Fremont Kid's Academy has so many beautiful faces...here's a small sample of all the sweet hearts in our class. Happy Valentine's Day 2014 to all of our families.
Fremont Kid's Academy introduces kindergarten curriculum to all students in our program.
We work very hard to make sure that our graduates are well versed in the topics they will see in kindergarten in the Fremont School District.
Below is a sample of the letter chart that is found in all Fremont kindergarten classes. Fremont Kid's Academy introduces the letters the same way so that children are familiar with them when they enter kindergarten.
"I feel that children need to be provided with a solid foundation prior to entering the classroom. If we have accomplished that task, I consider our program a success." says Dana Wilson, Director Fremont Kid's Academy
It's easy to foster a love of reading if you are regularly reading to children. At Fremont Kid's Academy we read books of all kinds, the children read to us, and they read to each other as well. Here they decided to all sit down and read to themselves...amazing!
Letter recognition is just another fun game at Fremont Kid's Academy when the children are sharing our alphabet maze. They are also learning to work together, color recognition, and fine motor skills by using the magnet to drag and drop the letter tiles into their respective spots on the alphabet. Such an easy and fun game with so much to offer.
While the children are waiting for their breakfast at Fremont Kid's Academy they play highchair hot potato with a toy car. They listen to music and pass the toy. This helps them to practice patience, gross motor skills, sharing, and predicting when the music will stop. No one loses and everyone has a great time.
Parents interact with staff about student's Projects.