OVER IN THE MEADOW
Over in the Meadow, one of KELC's newest classrooms, is located in The Dahlhouse, Building #1. Children 2.5 to 3 years of age enjoy rich indoor and outdoor activities when they make this classroom at Kids Express Learning Center their home-away-from-home during the school year. Staffed by college-degreed teachers, the classroom provides developmentally appropriate, child-centered activities to promote growth in all areas of child development.
A cozy loft furnished with comfy chairs invites children to crawl up the steps, grab a book, and spend quiet time alone or with a friend or two. The block center, dramatic play and sensory table are popular with this age group. However, all seven areas of the preschool curriculum form the backbone of each day's activities. Specialists in science/nature, gardening, music and physical education join classroom teachers to promote learning throughout the school week.
wind in the willows
Wind in the Willows classroom is located at the west end of the new addition to The Dahlhouse, Building #1 on the KELC campus. Children welcomed into Wind in the Willows are at least three years old and enjoy the attention of teachers who hold university degrees in early childhood education. This beautiful, bright, spacious classroom overlooks the gardens and pastures, having a calming effect on nature lovers of all ages. The inviting book nook beckons young "readers" to share favorite books with a friend or a teacher.
Older 2-year olds and young three-year-olds are building a knowledge base from which to interpret their world. They have an innate drive to explore their environment, and to find answers to their many questions. Wind in the Willows teachers excel at guiding young learners' exploration and self-expression. Spanish, Science/Nature, Gardening, PE and Musikgarten classes enrich the classroom experiences.
Paddington Station welcomes children who are three at the beginning of a term. This beautiful classroom overlooks KELC's nature center, playgrounds, and pond. Teachers plan activities designed to meet the broadening skills of these young learners. Here, language arts, author studies, math, science, multicultural studies, music, and art are woven into fun and engaging weekly lesson activities to encourage school readiness, student confidence, and enthusiasm for learning.
As in all KELC classrooms, teachers help children development the skills necessary to get along with others while communicating their own wants and needs. Individual, small group, and large group activities meet the developmental needs and interests of the children. Nature Studies, Physical Education, Gardening, and Spanish Language activities round out the rich curriculum offered at KELC.