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What is Life Essentials®?

To make the most of every learning moment, we created an evolving set of tools and comprehensive curriculum called Life Essentials®. Developed for a wide variety of ages and learning styles, Life Essentials focuses on the development of the 6 outcomes that prepare your child for life: Character, Confidence, Curiosity, Connection, Critical Thinking, and Creative Expression.

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Character

Outcomes of Life Essentials®

Character

Focusing on character is 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.

Character
Confidence

Outcomes of Life Essentials®

Confidence

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

Confidence
Curiosity

Outcomes of Life Essentials®

Curiosity

By encouraging young minds to explore and inquire about the world around them, we spark a desire and passion for children to become lifelong learners.

Curiosity
Connection

Outcomes of Life Essentials®

Connection

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

Connection
Critical Thinking

Outcomes of Life Essentials®

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.

Critical Thinking
Creative Expression

Outcomes of Life Essentials®

Creative Expression

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

Creative Expression

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Learning happens every day and in unexpected ways. Learn how our Life Essentials philosophy and curriculum empowers teachers to be creative and parents to be involved, fostering an environment that makes learning fun and impactful.

Educational Core Beliefs

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Learning through play

Children learn with their whole bodies, exploring their surroundings freely, communicating about what they’re learning and discovering how to relate to others.

Developmentally appropriate classrooms

Teachers build materials and experiences around individual learning rates and styles—nurturing each child’s growth and development.

Health Essentials

We will go above and beyond the standards required by law to ensure that our facilities and practices safeguard the health of our children and staff.

Positive guidance

Teachers encourage children to challenge themselves through supportive language.

STEM

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are required to excel in our increasingly automated and globally interdependent world. That’s why we make STEM an essential part of our Life Essentials curriculum.

Center-based teaching

Each Kiddie Academy classroom features an array of age-appropriate learning centers or focal points to help children establish routine, encourage discovery and reinforce skills.

Standards-based curriculum

We meet or exceed all state infant, toddler and preschool standards when it comes to composing our developmental milestones.

Behavior management

Our behavior management policy emphasizes respect for self, others, the immediate environment and the community. This helps children feel more secure and confident in the world around them.

Music & More

Our Music & More program teaches fine motor developmental skills and nurtures creativity.

Safety and security

We put all of our attention and technology into ensuring the highest level of safety and security in every Kiddie Academy location.

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We are located in the Maryland Farms Business Park in Brentwood at 216 Jamestown Park Road.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Kiddie Academy of South Reno Raises $2,200 for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

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Miscellaneous

Recognizing Working Parents

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Leading with Our Values

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