The mission of Kiddie Kampus Parent Cooperative is to offer pre-school age children and their families a dynamic, hands-on early childhood program which is play-based and arts-rich.
Our emergent curriculum takes its cues from the children's interests and honors their natural intelligence and imagination.
We provide a full spectrum of developmentally appropriate activities that address all learning styles, evoke young children's curiosity and nurture a lifelong love of learning. We offer inviting playstations and educational resources that enrich individual growth, encourage exploration and creativity, and expand knowledge. Our activities include dramatic play, music, movement, gardening, recycling, open-ended art, storytelling, nature study, outdoor games, languages, cooking, science, math, literacy building games, self-help skills, and a year-round study of world cultures and traditions.
We believe that the best learning comes from intrinsic motivation. Here, parents and teacher work closely together to help children make wise choices, to offer guidance, model positive anti-bias behaviors and help children peaceably resolve conflicts.
Parents who participate at Kiddie Kampus are the backbone of our program and appreciate the opportunity to get fully involved in their child's preschool experience.
At Kiddie Kampus we provide a safe, nurturing environment that works with the whole child - socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. We know that once motivated, each child, a unique individual, can grow to his/her fullest potential, lovingly nurtured by caring parents working closely with a professional educator.
All children ages 2.9-5 years arrive at 9am.
At 9:15 the young Pandas come inside for circle and music, then return to the playground.
At 9:30 the Lions come in for circle, which incorporates activities to develop pre-K literacy skills and encourage critical thinking and more advanced problem solving.
The Lions remain in the classroom for a 40 minute free play period while the Pandas play outdoors.
All reconvene at 10:15 for potty, hand washing and snack.
After snack, the two groups gather for stories, then switch.
At 11:30, the Pandas go outside and working parents clean the space.
The day ends with a closing circle and dismissal at noon.