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Kids at Play, Inc.

404 Kendall Road
Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 693-5750

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

There is sturcture in each class, but the learning happens through play and experience.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • we also have Music-N-Motion
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We work on sign lanuage for the younger children that are not yet verbal. We also teach some spanish to the older children. We work with the Pre-K class on Kindergarten readiness.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers are fantastic at working with children at all levels. We base each class dynamic, not on age but on develepmental standards. Each child develops at their own pace and we are here to help them at every step.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Kids at Play, Inc. beleives that if you provide a safe, loving environment then the children will want to learn. We have an amazing staff that assist the children reach their potential each day.

A Typical Day

Children arrive between 7 and 10:15 am. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am. This is followed by center play and outside play. Lunch is served at 11:30 am and nap follows from 12:30pm until 2:30 pm (except for the infants). At 3:15 pm snack is served then it is followed by outside play. Art, free play and music are also through out each and every day.

Home-School Connection

Modes of Communication

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