Our Approach to Education

We make sure your child gets the most out of every learning moment with our comprehensive Life Essentials® curriculum. Developed for a variety of learning styles, Life Essentials focuses on the developmental milestone-producing outcomes that prepare your child for life: Character, Confidence, Curiosity, Connection, Critical Thinking, and Creative Expression.

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Explore Our Approach

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Developing Outcomes for Life

Our proprietary Life Essentials curriculum nurtures and encourages the following outcomes for your child:


Focusing on character is at the heart of our curriculum. Through Character Essentials®, character education lessons, and activities, we provide a solid foundation for good citizenship and support strong social-emotional development.


Building confidence helps children recognize their strengths, opportunities, and abilities to thrive.


Encouraging young minds to explore and inquire about the world around them sparks a desire and passion for children to become lifelong learners.


Fostering positive relationships with peers and adults helps children communicate and develop strong social skills within their community.

Critical Thinking

Developing strong problem-solving skills helps prepare children to navigate life. These fundamental skills allow children to apply higher-level thinking to analyze, understand, apply reasoning, and form conclusions.

Creative Expression

Giving children the opportunity to engage in the creative process helps them develop imagination and communicate their unique thoughts, ideas, and approaches.

Our Core Beliefs

Our Core Beliefs

Learning with Momentum

For over 40 years, Kiddie Academy® has continued to enhance our proprietary Life Essentials curriculum based on the following educational core beliefs.


Educators build children’s confidence while they explore learning concepts through small and large group activities, independent exploration, and center-based learning.

Nurturing Environments

Our purposeful classroom environments are where each child feels a sense of belonging and engages with other children and adults in a nurturing and responsive setting.

Developmental Milestones

Measuring and communicating progress about your child’s key developmental milestones encompass all areas, such as cognitive, physical, language, and social-emotional.


Strong, healthy relationships between educators and our families support your child’s success. Responsiveness and open communication are key to forming a strong bond.

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We Put Decades of Educational Insights into Practice

We know children learn in various ways and at their own pace. Kiddie Academy educators of [ACADEMY] are empowered to adapt Life Essentials lesson plans to meet the needs of each child while they maintain learning momentum.

Life Essentials develops your child in these areas:

  • Language and Literacy
  • STEM
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Social Studies
  • Creative Arts
  • Character Growth
  • Physical Development and Health

Learning for Every Age

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