At Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centres, child-led learning forms the foundation of our educational principles that will set your children up for a lifelong love of learning. School Readiness can start at any age prior to school setting.
The Kids Club setting is an environment created to foster children’s learning and development in the first five years of their life. The Early childhood education and care setting (ECEC) enhance children’s areas of development and gives them fundamental lifelong skills. Kids Club believes that for young children, every experience, or encounter, presents a learning opportunity. They learn from everything they see, do, hear, feel, smell, and taste; everyone they interact with; and everywhere they explore.
Kids Club School Readiness Program encourages social skills through active listening of their peers, self-expression, friendship, sharing, cooperation, and accountability, enabling children to engage better with those around them.
Kids Club early education builds a foundation for physical, mental, emotional, and social development, reducing the need for special education in primary school and beyond, setting up children for a lifetime of learning
Kids Club programs balance children’s natural curiosity and discovery with the development of vital skills such as listening, participation, direction-following, and independent work, fostering the lifelong skill of concentration.
Kids Club fosters confidence, curiosity, self-regulation, and resilience, leading to better performance in later schooling. Children settle more easily in the school setting and develop a long-term interest in learning.
School readiness is determined by much more than a child’s chronological age. In order to make a successful and happy start to school, children need to also have a firm grasp of language, motor coordination, social and emotional skills. That is why we have developed these 6 core programs for School Readiness.
In early childhood, literacy is more than reading and writing, it’s a way for children to express themselves verbally and non-verbally. Literacy and numeracy are vital for communication and successful learning. Children communicate with gestures, sounds, and language, and use various tools and media to connect with others and extend their learning.
Physical development in children involves gross motor and fine motor skills that help build muscle strength, body coordination, balance, and hand-eye coordination. It promotes a healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, and resilience, and teaches children about nutrition and personal care. Fundamental movement skills are crucial in play, sports, active learning, and outdoor recreation.
Social development is essential for children’s growth and wellbeing as they learn to interact using verbal and non-verbal language. Building positive peer relationships, promoting self-esteem, and developing skills like cooperation, turn-taking, empathy, respect, giving, and negotiating are crucial for children’s development.
STEM offers hands-on learning experiences for children. It teaches important skills such as problem-solving, persistence, and resilience, which are crucial for children’s development in a modern landscape. STEM helps children learn about the world around them and prepares them for future professional pursuits.
Emotional development is crucial in a child’s cognitive journey, teaching self-regulation, resilience, conflict resolution, and self-awareness. Nurturing self-identity allows exploration of spiritual and emotional development. Self-awareness encompasses private and public feelings, and understanding how these affect others, promoting social cues. Emotional development is a lifelong skill carried into adulthood.
Children’s individual learning is monitored through large blocks of uninterrupted play which enhances their development by meaningful interactions with educators, peers, and environment. Educators record and evaluate each child’s interests and developmental needs which assist in future planning. The weekly program is reviewed and implemented, and educators engage in critical reflection to improve teaching strategies and practices. This is a continuous cycle without expiration and is based on continuous improvement. Educators engage with the programming cycle for each child individually and the classroom as a whole making sure that the program is catered to both the individual child and the group as a whole in a cohesive environment.