Parents need to plan activities and care for their children when they are not available but finding a facility that protects children and keeps them safe while engaging their minds isn’t always easy. Fortunately, every parent who has enrolled in Kid Academy has found this center meets these criteria and more.
Kid Academy is a learning facility located in Gulfport, MS, offering childcare for infants all the way to school age children who need care until their parents return home from work. The center provides a learning environment that is both safe and Christian based. Parents can remain in close contact with staff members should they choose, and every family meets with the principal before their child enters the pre-school program to ensure Kid Academy is a good fit for their child.
To guarantee the safety of all on the campus, Kid Academy has multiple cameras throughout the building, in every classroom and on the playground. Furthermore, nobody can enter the center without a four-digit code to ensure only authorized individuals have access to the staff and children. These safety measures do not mean the children can’t have fun, however, as the entire curriculum is designed around fun learning activities.
When school is out, parents need to make sure their kids stay out of trouble and engaged in the world around them. Kid Academy offers a fun summer camp program designed to help parents achieve this goal.
The 2018 program will be focused on Great Cities of the World, and children will learn about two cities each week. There will be games, crafts, and more to supplement the information provided, and children have truly loved these camps in the past. Previous themes focused on things such as Discover the States where children learned about two new states per week. Children learn through arts and crafts, social activities, games, and more.
Arts and Crafts
Children learn so many unique things about the world around them when taking part in arts and crafts activities, all without realizing it.
While exploring this year’s theme on Great Cities of the World, children will learn about diversity as they look at other children’s paintings, sculptures, and crafts of the same city. Arts and crafts activities also helps teach children about the culture of that city, and they are often amazed at how different parts of
the world can have different traditions, celebrations, perspectives, landscapes, and more. They’ll learn about various historical landmarks, traditions, and much more about dozens of Great Cities Around the World. Unlocking the secrets of the world one step at a time, your children will express themselves through finger painting, crafting paper sculptures of landmarks, and drawing their favorite thing they’ve learned about a city. Each day brings a new activity with a new city for them to learn about.
Beyond learning about the great cities, children also learn about the world all around them right where they are. They discover how paint changes during the drying process, how new colors can be created by mixing two or more together, and different textures different things can create. When a child discusses the work they have created, they are improving their social skills and vocabulary, and children often begin learning mathematical concepts when creating art. They may not realize it as such, but children who participate in arts and crafts are more creative and quick-thinking in all areas of learning.
The arts and crafts activities can also be made into games. Games are an important part of learning and helps supplement any area of development. For example, when children are given the opportunity to play a game that incorporates text, their experience with reading will increase simply because they are interested in learning what it says. Playing games with other children will help them understand the importance of sharing and learning the rules will help them develop strategy. Other developmental skills children learn in simple games are patience as they wait for their turn in the game, and some games may require children to learn to work together to solve problems as a group.
The Gulfport summer program offered at Kid Academy includes arts and crafts games for children to participate in so they learn about the cities presented in a way that they will both enjoy and learn valuable lessons from.
Socialization is of importance at every age, and the summer camp brings children together in a way that if fun and meaningful. Friendships made at this time may last a lifetime, and the children discover how to interact with others who they may otherwise not encounter or befriend. As the focus is on fun learning, they do so in an environment that is enjoyable, and this can help to strengthen the relationships they are developing.
Don’t settle for a discount child care facility or a home-based provider who may simply put children in front of a TV, encouraging screen time while your children learn from the world of fiction. Choose to enroll in Kid Academy, who provides the child with activities that will keep them physically active while enriching their minds in a fun and engaging way. Give us a call today; a Kid Academy staff member is ready to speak to you to see if your child is a good fit.