The children in care at Fremont Kid's Academy used shapes to create Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins. They had a ball gluing eyes, noses, and mouths on their circle pumpkins, and they might have learned a little something too!
One of the games that we play at Fremont Kid's Academy is the color hunt game. We ask the children if they can find and touch something in a given color. They enjoy being successful and love finding the color that we announce.
This week at Fremont Kid's Academy we practiced identifying and grouping the numbers 2 and 4. We used dot groupings to show the value differences between 2 and 4.
Fremont Kid's Academy is a family childcare and we run our program like an extended family of siblings. Carrying for younger members of our extended family becomes a natural part of each day. The older children love to help and feel so very important.
Puppets help children tap into their imagination and at Fremont Kid's Academy we know that imaginary play is one of the milestones that toddlers achieve. Having puppets available allows the children in our care to step into the imaginary realm any time they like.
The letters F and V are being studied this week at Fremont Kid's Academy and the children are having a great time writing them. We chose those two letters because the sound that each one makes is produced in the same part of the mouth. Teaching letters this way makes it easier for children to learn to make the letter sounds.
This week at Fremont Kid's Academy we are studying the letters F and V. The children are practicing writing the letters and saying their names. They enjoy learning and we are happy that they are getting preschool curriculum.
Fremont Kid's Academy belongs to the Child Care Food Program which is administered by the USDA to ensure that children in care at a facility that participates in the program are fed healthy, wholesome, and complete meals everyday.
The children in our care love their healthy meals and enjoy a variety of meats (or alternative) vegetables, fruits, and grains each day. An example of a wholesome meal is this yellow chicken curry with potatoes, carrots, onions, and rice. It didn't last long on their plates and second helpings were requested by many.
Playing on riding toys helps the children in care at Fremont Kid's Academy exercise their balancing skills and core muscles. Preparing to ride tricycles and bicycles is an important step in being ready to complete the assessments they will face in kindergarten. The children don't care that they're practicing for future events, they are just having a ball.
Fremont Kid's Academy uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects to teach the children in our care the basic information they need to be ready for kindergarten. Today the group of children worked together to build a castle from blocks. They enjoyed the activity and had tons of fun.
Fremont Kid's Academy is a family childcare provider and being located in our home allows us to provide a warm and nurturing environment for the children in our care. We have a full preschool curriculum program but we know that having fun and feeling loved is a huge part of of the successful development of young minds. Everyday we work to provide the perfect combination of love and education.
Creating friends in childcare is a wonderful way to prepare children for the social aspect of school. Interacting well with others is a huge part of kindergarten and Fremont Kid's Academy provides a perfect environment for younger children to exercise their social skills. By the time they get to kindergarten they will be experts in friendship.
Fall Registration is open until October 25th, 2015 for Fremont Kid's Academy. We are scheduling tours and reserving spaces now for November 1st start dates. Please contact Fremont Kid's Academy at 925-321-1232 to make an appointment.
Recognizing and forming patterns is a precursor to reading and recognizing words. Playing with pattern beads is a fun way for the children in care at Fremont Kid's Academy to practice copying a pattern and creating their own.
Counting and grouping items leads children into the basic steps for math. Using large dot markers to count to 10 dots each, allows children to practice counting to 10 with their friends in care at Fremont Kid's Academy.
Even if they can't read yet, young children love looking at the bright pictures in books and at Fremont Kid's Academy we have lots of books to choose from with many different subjects. Each day there is dedicated reading time as well as free play when children can choose their own adventure in a book from the shelf.
Outside Time is very important to a balanced day of education, play, and basic needs. Getting to spend time every day outside is part of the schedule at Fremont Kid's Academy and the children can't wait to get out into our play yard.
Reading to the children in our care at Fremont Kid's Academy is a daily occurrence and is one of the favorite activities for both the children and staff.
Children love to read, or look at pictures in books (a precursor to reading). At Fremont Kid's Academy we have many different types of books to choose from, satisfying all different types of interests and children. Each child has free access to age appropriate books as well as organized reading time.
Learning letters is a fun activity and can take many forms. This week at Fremont Kid's Academy we are learning the letters J P B and L - activities include playing letter soup by picking out all the letters of the week from a large bowl full of letters, and decorating giant letters in oil pastels. The children love decorating the letters and learn them in the process.
Parents interact with staff about student's Projects.