Encouraging Your Child to Discover and Create

The Exploring My World program at Kiddie Academy[ofACADEMY] nurtures your child's growing individuality through days filled with interactive learning and group activities. Kiddie Academy provides a safe, supportive environment for your 2-year-old to explore, experiment, imagine, and interact with their peers and educators.

Explore Our Early Preschool Curriculum

Cognitive Development

Language & Communication

Social & Emotional Growth

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Character Essentials®

Music & More

Learn On®

Explore Our Early Preschool Curriculum

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Learning How the World Works

Children never stop learning. Throughout the day, our educators encourage your 2-year-old to explore their environment, investigate how things relate to one another, and hone their critical thinking skills.

Key Focus Areas

  • Using one-to-one correspondence
  • Recognizing simple patterns
  • Gaining information through observation and exploration
  • Recognizing differences and similarities
  • Sequencing time and events
  • Using problem solving skills

Language & Communication

Language & Communication

Building Vocabulary and Communication Skills

Children’s language abilities affect many aspects of learning and development. Our educators create opportunities for your 2-year-old to be immersed in language and literacy through literary-rich experiences.

Key Focus Areas

  • Using simple sentences
  • Correlating printed words with objects
  • Demonstrating book handling skills
  • Following two step instructions
  • Expanding vocabulary in everyday speech

Social & Emotional Growth

Social & Emotional Growth

Providing a Patient, Supportive Environment

Our educators help children build their independence and learn to manage their emotions when interacting with others. Your child will participate in activities designed to help them understand trust, empathy, and compassion.

Key Focus Areas

  • Demonstrating empathy and compassion
  • Increasing emotional regulation
  • Sharing preferences
  • Forming secure relationships
  • Recognizing self-awareness

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Developing Coordination and Balance

With increased fine and gross motor skills, children become more independent and confident in themselves. Our educators guide your two-year-old through activities that incorporate large and small muscle groups.

Key Focus Areas

  • Developing stamina for focused periods of play
  • Participating in advanced balance and complex movements
  • Increasing small muscle control
  • Demonstrating hand-eye coordination
  • Experimenting with writing materials

Character Essentials®

Character Essentials®

Character Is at Our Core

Our educators will guide your two-year-old through activities inspired by our Character Essentials curriculum that build upon positive character traits like gratitude, generosity, and patience.

Key Focus Areas

  • Beginning to engage in cooperative play
  • Labeling emotions
  • Encouraging unique interests
  • Developing patience
  • Emerging identification of self

Music & More

Music & More

Exploring Through Song and Movement

Research shows music improves cognitive development, learning skills, communication, and memory. Our age-appropriate curriculum develops your child’s language skills through song using our proprietary Music & More program.

Key Focus Areas

  • Experimenting with sounds and rhythm
  • Playing instruments
  • Participating in dance and body movements
  • Learning lyrics

Learn On®

Learn On®

Learning Beyond the Classroom

There is no end to learning, and there is potential in every moment, everywhere. We designed our Life Essentials curriculum with this in mind, giving you access to projects and activities that extend the learning from your child’s classroom to your home through our Academy Link® app.

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