All day adventures. All summer long.®
At Kiddie Academy,® we aim to make your child’s summer as educational as it is fun. Our CampVenturesSM program and curriculum do exactly that through themed events, activities and trips. From preschool through elementary school, your child will enjoy playing developmentally appropriate games. Throughout the summer we reinforce what your child has learned in school. With CampVentures, your child’s ordinary summer vacation is transformed into a fun and strong foundation for the future.
Life Essentials® is Kiddie Academy’s proprietary, developmentally appropriate curriculum and supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques that help better prepare children for life. Life Essentials gives your child a happier, healthier, more well-rounded foundation for the future. In other words, what children learn at Kiddie Academy will help to prepare them for school and for life.
Kiddie Academy’s CampVentures turns your child’s ordinary summer vacation into a summer of exploration. Our program inspires imagination through exciting activities, field trips and special visitors, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in our care. CampVentures awakens a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child.
2-year-old programs: Kiddie Academy knows that even our smallest campers want to have fun exploring! Our activities foster your child’s creativity and build on skills he or she already knows, while recognizing the need for young children to use their bodies as they explore new skills. The youngest CampVentures participants will enjoy many hands-on activities relating to familiar themes: My Neighbors and Me, Active Me!, Tell Me a Story, Laugh With Me, Show Me, and I’m Going on Vacation. Teachers use fingerplays, songs, movement activities and quality children’s literature - including books that promote sign language and Spanish - to enrich the summer camp experience for our 2-year-olds.
3- and 4-year-old programs: Kiddie Academy preschoolers take an in-depth look at real-world topics that are relevant to them, such as Boats or Airplanes, Ice Cream or Pizza, Insects or Flowers, or Summer Sports or Camping. Children participate in activities focusing on language arts, math, science, technology, creative arts, drama, music, movement and character education throughout each theme, and extend their learning through the summer months.
The Project Approach is a great way to involve children in directing their own learning, and investigating topics that they help to choose. Teachers have flexibility and are encouraged to follow the children’s lead as they plan fun and interesting activities for summer learning.
5-year-old program: CampVentures for older campers takes a project approach, which empowers children to direct their learning based on their interests through authentic experiments and activities. Teachers prompt children to use their imaginations, create their own solutions, and investigate themes as they facilitate and guide the learning process. The children arrange a culminating event or project that not only displays their work but celebrates their achievements.
Throughout the summer, the children may plant a garden, perform a play, organize a museum, or plan a sports or water day. The possibilities are endless when the children become involved in making decisions about their learning!
In CampVentures , children do so much more than play - our campers create, explore, construct, design, investigate and invent. We invite you and your child to discover a summer full of adventure at Kiddie Academy!
At Kiddie Academy, STEM is integrated throughout our Life Essentials curriculum. Through the Project Approach, our children are encouraged to be scientific thinkers through hands-on experiments that allow them to discover the natural environment around them. Technology skills are enhanced though interactions with simple and scientific tools, as well as individual and group participation with interactive Smart Boards, classroom computers, and tablets. Engineering is the focus when the children are using critical thinking and problem solving skills to engage in projects that promote team work and discovery of how things work and real world engineering problems. The children are invited to participate in mathematical activities that encourage them to solve problems, increase their number sense, focus on geometry skills, practice measurement skills, and improves knowledge of spatial relationships.
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