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Kids' Kingdom Family Child Care

2 Green Street
Monson, MA 01057

(413) 267-9061


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"I firmly believe it is in the early childhood years that morals and values are molded. Therefore, Kids' Kingdom Family Child Care will provide a nurturing environment to help children feel safe and secure.
Once this trust has been established, a child can begin to explore the world around him or her. Through this exploration, your child will discover that they are a unique individual and that they are accepted and supported for who they are,
They will explore in an atmosphere where racism and sexism do not exist. Your children will be exposed to a variety of teaching methods, manipulatives, and unlimited learning experiences and will be encouraged to maximize their individual potential. Most importantly, their environment will enhance a positive self-image, a high self-esteem, and promote responsibility of oneself.
I strongly encourage parents to become a part of their child's learning experiences whenever possible, you are of course, your child's first teacher! Through open communication and respect we can work together to teach, love, and educate your child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30-7:30 Drop-off Time/Quiet Transition Activities (manipulative, table toys, puzzles, coloring, etc.)
7:30_7:45 GroupToileting/Transition to Breakfast
7:45 - 8:45 Breakfast/Center Exploration-All meals and snacks meet or exceed state nutritional guidelines. To encourage independence meals are served "Family Style" so that children may learn to serve themselves. Pitchers are also used for them to pour their own drinks. Assistance provided as needed.

8:45 - 9:00 Clean-up Time/Transition to Group Circle Time
9:00 - 9:45 Circle Time Lessons- Calendar, weather, stories, discussion of weekly theme, songs and stories related to theme, introduction to Sign Language/Spanish, name recognition games, letters, numbers, colors

9:45- 10:00 Group Toileting
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-11:00 Teacher Directed Activity Lessons- projects that correspond to the different activity centers (arts & crafts, block area, science area, etc.) will be set up for the children to explore and perform throughout the week.

11:00-11:45 Outdoors(weather permitting)/Gross Motor Activities
11:45-12:00 Group Story/Song Time- In addition to being exposed to an assortment of children's literature, story tapes, felt boards, puppets, and instruments will also be used.

12:00-12:10 Group Toileting
12:10-12:45 Lunch Time
12:45-1:00 Quiet Book Time/Story Tape (to prepare for rest)
1:00-3:00 Rest Time- children who do not rest, or wake early, will be provided quiet activities during this time.
3:00-3:15 Wake-up Time/Group Toileting
3:15-3:30 Snack/Story Time
3:30-4:30 Center Exploration
4:30-5:30 Outdoors (weather permitting)/ Prepare for Departure
Excerpted from the preschool's website