HOW MY CHILD LEARNS

  • How my child learns 1 potential

    Children learn best through the hands-on exploration of materials within their environment. The educational programs at Kids Campus Learning Center are built upon this concept, and every day is filled with academically rich activities and exploration. These methods comply with the standards set forth by the National Accreditation Commission for early childhood educational programs, and the State of Nevada’s Pre-kindergarten Standards. Roll your mouse over each of the images to see what your child is learning as they engage in these activities!

  • How my child learns 2 play doh

    These “tactile play” choices are very soothing and develop hand muscle (fine motor) coordination as children poke, pat and roll the material. Basic important math concepts are absorbed as children change the shape of a mass, break it apart, and lump it back together again. And, of course, imagination, and language grow as children create objects and make up fascinating stories about them!

  • How my child learns 3 magnify

    The Math and Science center is a wonderful place for thought and discovery! Children will count, classify and sort various objects, and examine natural materials such as rocks, beans and shells. They will absorb concepts of texture, color, size, space and weight. They will have legitimate opportunities to ask the question, “I wonder what would happen if…” and predict results, test their theories and draw conclusions., their thinking processes are heightened as they learn more about the world around them.

  • How my child learns 4 outside

    Outside play is an important component to any early childhood educational program. The children are building gross motor (large muscle) skills as they see how high they can jump, or how fast they can run. They observe nature as they look up at the rainclouds in the sky, or watch the wind blowing the trees, or feel the warm sun lighting their world. They develop social skills as they play “tag” with their friends, or climb the rock and slide down the giant tube! Whatever the activity may be, the children are invigorated through the freedom outside play provides.

  • How my child learns 5 writing

    The writing table is the perfect place for each child to quietly focus as the draw a picture, trace a line, write numbers and letters in the alphabet, and even combine those letters to form written words! Every activity at the writing table develops fine motor and concentration skills as the children hold the pencil or crayon, design a picture, or write their name.

  • How my child learns 6 reading

     Reading and storytelling open up a wonderful world where blue suns light the day and talking animals bring words to life! Where colorful pictures and magical words transport the children to imaginary places where they can become dragon slayers and fairy princesses! Through this incredible journey, the children are building language skills as they increase their vocabulary, learn sentence structure, and improve their own communication skills.

  • How my child learns 7 puzzles

    Materials such as, puzzles, beads to string, legos, lacing cards, pegs and pegboards, develop children’s fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and awareness of concepts such as size, shape, color, number, and location. These experiences are the building blocks to later success in reading, writing and math.

  • How my child learns 8 finger painting

    Whether it’s pasting, printing, fingerpainting, or cutting, children stretch their imaginations and develop a greater awareness of size, shape, color, texture, & position when they engage in art projects. Eye-hand coordination basic to writing and reading is also developed as children “make a mark” and create wonderful shapes and designs. Through art, a child’s thoughts, dreams, wishes, even fears are freely expressed.

  • How my child learns 9 - dressup

    The “Dramatic play” area of the classroom is an important place where children develop language and social skills. Imagination and creativity are enhanced when children create make-believe situations and roles. Their sense of self-worth is heightened as they role play and experience the world from their own perspective!

  • How my child learns 10 - music

    As the children groove to the beat, they are memorizing the repetition and rhythm of the music, thereby building a “bridge” between their cognitive and creative skills. Their sense of space and shape is emphasized, as they move lightly-like a paper floating; or stiffly-like a robot stomping! Through music & movement the children combine thinking and reasoning skills with creativity and self-expression. Feelings of self worth soar as our future “Mozarts” and “Bachs” experience the wonder of music!

  • How my child learns 11 - blocks

    When children play with blocks they become giants! They learn cause & effect as they create entire cities, then knock them down and rebuild them. They control and manipulate a miniature world! Wooden unit blocks which are precisely measured give children many experiences with practical mathematics. “Two of these make one of these.” Children have the opportunity to experience the properties of shapes, sizes and angles, and experience logical consequences in a very real way.