Preparing Your 4-Year-Old for Kindergarten and Life

Our Ready, Set, Go program at Kiddie Academy[ofACADEMY] is developed through our Life Essentials® curriculum to enable learning experiences where your 4-year-old’s creativity can thrive. Everything your child learns is reinforced and extended throughout the year to get them ready for school.

Explore Our Pre-K Curriculum

Language & Literacy

STEM

Social & Emotional Growth

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Character Essentials®

Music & More

Learn On®

Explore Our Pre-K Curriculum

Language & Literacy

Language & Literacy

Developing Into a Confident Communicator

Language development is strengthened through individual and small-group activities. We make learning fun with engaging lesson plans, age-appropriate books, and materials.

Key Focus Areas

  • Making connections between letters and words, then words and sentences
  • Reading aloud and rhyming words
  • Writing words and drawing pictures
  • Introductory reading and writing
  • Identifying elements of a book

STEM

STEM

Exploring STEM

STEM is integrated into the curriculum to spark your child’s natural curiosity. Children discover the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math, allowing your child to imagine and build creations of their own.

Key Focus Areas

  • Identifying numbers and sequences
  • Using standard measuring tools
  • Recording and sharing observations
  • Building patterns
  • Identifying the geometric features of objects
  • Forecasting patterns in data
  • Understanding basic scientific concepts

Social & Emotional Growth

Social & Emotional Growth

Discovering What’s Unique About Themselves and Others

Interpersonal skills are critical for social and emotional development. We empower your 4-year-old to work together, complete tasks, and form friendships with their fellow classmates.

Key Focus Areas

  • Reading and talking about friendships
  • Making choices based on interests
  • Identifying socially acceptable behaviors
  • Recognizing the impact of one’s own behavior
  • Asking for or offering help
  • Navigating their world with independence and confidence

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Building Strength and Coordination

We provide your 4-year-old with fun ways to build muscle control, with activities designed to increase fine motor development and focus on movement and balance.

Key Focus Areas

  • Practicing balance, control, and coordination
  • Performing fine motor tasks
  • Enhancing motor skills and coordination
  • Combining complex movements
  • Participating in gross motor activities over an extended amount of time
  • Organized gross motor play

Character Essentials®

Character Essentials®

Character Is at Our Core

Our educators guide your child through activities inspired by our Character Essentials curriculum that build upon positive character traits like empathy, patience, and generosity.

Key Focus Areas

  • Practicing expressing emotions
  • Following routines
  • Taking ownership of a task
  • Building self-confidence

Music & More

Music & More

Learning 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 and More program.

Key Focus Areas

  • Playing instruments
  • Understanding rhythm and tempo through dance
  • Using props to enhance movement
  • Recognizing sounds and sound sources
  • Repeating rhythmic patterns

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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