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Kids R Kids (Main Street)

2660 W. Main Street
Frisco, TX 75034

Phone:
(972) 377-3700

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

"Our theme based, age appropriate curriculum in combination with our uniquely designed learning centers enable your child to master 'Core Components' needed for early development. The Kids 'R' Kids curriculum provides teachers with themes and sample lesson plans. According to NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), a child has five core components of development: socio-emotional, language, cognitive, physical, and aesthetic. "Kids 'R' Kids offers a core curriculum comprised of weekly units that support and extend monthly themes. Each unit is filled with activities designed to meet the needs of all types of learners. Daily group times and enrichments are designed to expand a child's vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. Various activities at each learning station support the theme based lesson. Kids 'R' Kids also enriches its curriculum through music, which is professionally written and recorded to reinforce concepts. In addition to the core units, supplemental units are provided on a quarterly basis. Weekly lesson plans are posted to keep parents informed about their child's learning experience at Kids 'R' Kids. "Because preschoolers like to learn new information and have the desire to master new tasks, much of what your child learns will be through self-directed experiences. Throughout the day children will have the opportunity to explore the classroom's learning centers: Blocks & Building Design, Dramatic Play, Library & Literature, Math & Table Activities, Music & Movement, Sand & Water, Science & Discovery, and Writing Exploration. Learning through play, in these clearly defined areas of interest, promotes independence, fosters decision-making, and encourages hands-on involvement. Each learning center engages the child's core components of development: social-emotional, language, cognitive, physical and aesthetic. Kids 'R' Kids recognizes the importance of combining a well-designed curriculum with age appropriate learning centers and understands how these two classroom components contribute to each child's development. "Our outdoor activities are planned to help extend learning to the outside classroom. Just as small muscle coordination is strengthened through puzzles, painting, and cutting, large muscle coordination is developed through outdoor play. Learning cooperation and team building through games and planned activities helps the preschool child understand effective physical and emotional management with his peers. Of course, sometimes just swinging and sliding are all children need to do and we take care of that with our state-of-the-art and age appropriate playground equipment." -- Excerpted from school website

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts
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
  • Tricycles
  • 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 "Hooked on Phonics, Spanish, optional dance, gymnastics, and computer classes" -- Excerpted from website

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

"Each child develops at their own pace and we encourage communication between staff members and parents on the progress of their child. Each child goes through an evaluation period in his/her new classroom for observation and assessment of their ability. Children are placed into developmentally appropriate classrooms where they are a maximum of 6 months apart in age."

-- Excerpted from school website

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our foundation is built around developing partnerships between parents and teachers. Your family deserves a place as dedicated and committed to the development and well-being of your child as you are. Our founders, Pat and Janice Vinson's philosophy is that children should be hugged first and then taught."

-- Excerpted from school website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"Daily sheets are provided to parents outlining the events of the day. Parents are called daily regarding any injury, bites, or unusual behavior by a child. When checking a child in or out via the Checkpoint workstations, daily messages pop up for the individual. A weekly lesson plan is posted in each classroom on the parents information board. A monthly calendar is generated to outline the activities of the school. A monthly letter is published and distributed via email and copies are available at the front desk. A progress report is completed every 6 months. Parents are encouraged to consult with the staff whenever any problem arises. Telephone and on-site conferences may be scheduled through the office or with the teacher directly."

-- Excerpted from school website

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school