Preschool

I Can Do It

Our 3-year-old Preschool program at Kiddie Academy in Brentwood, TN

Ready to send your 3-year-old to preschool? Kiddie Academy is an accredited daycare preschool that offers full-day preschool for your child. Our overarching Life Essentials philosophy, community-based care and commitment to health and safety gives your preschooler the physical, emotional, technological and cognitive foundation they need to thrive in school and in life.

At Kiddie Academy, we are determined to provide the best preschool learning for your child. From our preschool curriculum to educational activities, everyday your 3-year-old will grow. Our classrooms are designed around your child’s unique needs and safety.

 

Strict health and safety procedures will be followed

While your preschooler is at our Academy, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that they’re in a healthy and safe environment thanks to Health Essentials, our enhanced health and cleaning initiative based on CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Day in the Life of Preschoolers at Kiddie Academy

Find out what a day at Kiddie Academy looks like for your preschooler.

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Daily Schedule for Preschoolers

Preschoolers feel safer and more secure when they have a predictable and consistent schedule. Daily routines allow the children to be comfortable to explore freely within the classroom. . This will build social and emotional skills such as self-confidence and independence allowing them to actively engage in activities. This increases their opportunity to learn at preschool and at home. This is what our daily schedule for preschoolers typically looks like:

Morning

  • Child directed playLearning center exploration
  • Morning snack (provided by Kiddie Academy).
  • Learning about other cultures through storytelling and dances from around the world.
  • Exercises in mindfulness

Afternoon

  • Lunch (provided by Kiddie Academy)
  • Rest time… Shhh
  • Learning center exploration
  • Music & More
  • Afternoon snack (provided by Kiddie Academy)
  • Storytime
  • More outdoor play
  • Child directed play

Range of Preschool Activities

Our preschool curriculum is developed through our Life Essentials® curriculum to provide your 3-year-old with well-rounded learning experiences while receiving positive, nurturing care. Throughout the day, your 3-year-old will participate in activities, games, individual and group play and more in areas such as:

  • Language Arts & Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Gross & Fine Motor Development
  • Dramatic Play
  • Creative Arts

Social & Emotional Development through Character Essentials™

Character education is integrated into everything we do to support the ideas and skills your 3-year-old is already learning. Our teachers guide your child through activities inspired by our Character Essentials curriculum that build upon positive character traits, like responsibility, leadership, empathy and forming healthy relationships.

Health Essentials

Focus: Keeping your preschooler healthy and safe.

Health Essentials is a set of CDC-based standard operating procedures that can help mitigate the spread of potential infection throughout our Academy. Health Essentials is a key part of our overall COVID-19 response, expanding upon existing disinfection and health protocols that offer parents and staff peace of mind and demonstrates our commitment to creating a healthy and safe environment for learning and working.

Health Essentials guidelines are focused on four principles designed to cover various preventative, protective and corrective measures that address COVID-19:

1. Wellness Education

The solution starts with an understanding.

  • Children learn how following proper hygienic practices can keep them healthy
  • Academy staff receives training and must abide by enhanced health and safety practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2. Enhanced Hygiene

Soap and water is the best solution.

  • Soap and water offer the simplest solution to combat infection
  • Staff increase handwashing frequency
  • All children must wash their hands upon entering their room at the start of each day and all recommended times thereafter in addition to following standard Academy handwashing procedures

3. Healthy Environment

A clean facility keeps families safe.

Academies adhere to advanced cleaning procedures:

  • Nightly cleaning
  • Daily laundering of soft items and bedding
  • Limiting items brought into the Academy

4. Symptom Monitoring

Keeping a watchful eye

  • Temperature monitoring at the Academy entrance.
  • Track symptoms using AcademyLink®
  • Isolate symptomatic children from others immediately upon observation
  • Contact parents for pickup from the Academy
  • Daily health check is completed upon arrival

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Questions? Answers.

Explore some of the most frequently asked questions from parents of 3-year-olds.

Q. What if my child gets sick?
A. We’ll call you or a designated adult from your Emergency Information Form so that your child can be picked up as soon as possible from the Academy. While waiting to be picked up, your child will rest quietly, away from other children.
Q. What policies are Academies required to have in place to address safety?
A. Our facilities and outdoor play areas are required to have secure entries and exits that are maintained by an electronic entry system. Only individuals authorized by you are allowed to pick up your child from the Academy. All employees are required to have undergone background checks prior to employment.
Q. Do I need to pack a lunch?
A. No. We provide an assortment of healthy, age-appropriate meals and snacks for the children to eat each day.
Q. What if my child has allergies?
A. Due to the high number of children with peanut allergies, we do not serve peanut products. If your child has a specific allergy, please list them on our dietary restriction letter so that we can make appropriate food substitutions.
Q. What are teacher qualifications?
A. All Kiddie Academy teachers must meet or exceed the state requirements for child care providers and are required to receive ongoing professional training annually. We also require background checks through local, county, state and/or federal agencies prior to employment.
Q. What is your discipline policy?
A. We do not use physical or verbal punishment under any circumstances. We use positive guidance and re-direction to acknowledge children’s feelings and emotions and provide them with social scripts, problem-solving techniques, self-calming activities and choices and activities geared toward their interests.
Q. What will my child be doing?
A. At this age, children are naturally inquisitive and take pride in doing things on their own. Our teachers encourage your preschooler to take advantage of our center-based learning environment to explore and progress at their own pace. Your child will work on social/emotional development, motor skills and will be introduced to language arts, mathematics and science.
Q. Can I drop in to observe?
A. Due to the concerns around COVID-19, we are unable to allow drop-in observation by parents or family members. We hope to reverse this rule as soon as it becomes safe.
Q. Do you have parent-teacher conferences?
A. Yes. We schedule family/teacher conferences each year to discuss your child’s progress, but you can request a conference with the Director at any time.
Q. Do you take the children outdoors?
A. Yes, weather permitting, we take children outside daily. Children should be dressed appropriately for playing on our playground or taking group walks.
Q. How do you use technology in learning?
A. Kiddie Academy teachers use technology as learning tools and a means of communication. We feel it’s important to teach children how to use devices they will encounter in school, so they are given opportunities to use them for educational play and research. The use of televisions or computers for passive viewing is not part of Kiddie Academy’s curriculum.
Q. Does you have cameras in the classroom?
A. Many, but not all, Kiddie Academy locations have classroom cameras that parents can access via mobile or desktop apps. For the most accurate information on classroom cameras, contact your Academy directly to learn about camera availability and policies.
Q. What is Kiddie Academy doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
A. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiddie Academy already followed strict practices for health and cleaning that met or exceeded state and local standards. Since the coronavirus outbreak, we have implemented Health Essentials, a set of enhanced protocols based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for social distancing, disinfection, wellness education and symptom monitoring. The goal of Health Essentials is to uphold the highest level of health precautions and cleanliness for proper child care delivery.
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