We now offer an Extended Childcare Program Starting May 01, 2017!
Our New Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 6am-12am & Saturday 6am-3pm
WE LOVE KIDS offer a high-quality early childhood educational program in a beautifully designed child development center which sits on five acres of land for your child to master those gross motor skills. We are furnished with age-appropriate learning equipment in massive size classrooms for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. Being a privately owned child development center, we are able to offer you that personal touch that you have been looking for. Our #1 goal is to get children excited about learning while preparing them to be successful in Kindergarten.
WE LOVE KIDS open doors policy welcomes you and your family to come by visit our fun and dynamic child development center where you can see for yourself why we are different from our competitors and how committed we are to the development of early childhood education.
Our Education Philosophy:
Our educational philosophy is founded in the High/Scope philosophy, which states that children learn best by doing — through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events and ideas. WE LOVE KIDS Whole Child Education approach teaches early literacy, logical thinking, problem solving, social understanding, physical coordination, creativity and positive character traits.
WE LOVE KIDS Core Vision
Our core vision is to provide children with prompt responsive teachers that are warm and caring; yet, coupled with a secure learning environment.
WE LOVE KIDS understands that the quality of relationships which your child experience during their first 5 years of life have a deep and lasting impact on their future development, and that knowledge guides them every step of their day.
Program & Curriculum:
Our #1 goal is to get children excited about learning while preparing them to be successful in Kindergarten. To measure our children progress we have talored Newport News public school system's yearly calendar to mimic four 9 weeks where we break down our curriculum books over a year time so that our children can master the standards and goals set within each curriculum book. Every four and a half weeks we send home progress reports and after every nine weeks we send home report cards. We also give a Pre/Post test on children ages two and up that allows parents to see progression. from the first half of the year to the second half of the year. We also utilize the Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional System (ASQ:SE) system, which we adopted to assist with monitoring and identifiying children ages 3 months to 5 1/2 years of age the need for further social-emotional behaviorial assessment in children. We tie all measurement instruments to each reseached based curriculum.
The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies is a research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. It is designed to help WE LOVE KIDS educators at all levels of experience plan and implement an indivdualized developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for our infants with diverse milestones and skill levels.
The Milestones of Child Development is Virginia's Alignment Project and we use this research guide to aid in developmentally appropriate lesson plans for our Toddlers, Preschool Readiness Enrichment Programs and our Preschool classroom. The Milestones of Child Development promotes optimal learning through all aspects of a child’s development (i.e., social and emotional, approaches to learning, language and literacy, cognitive, and physical) are inextricably interrelated and nurtured through a combination of active exploration, play, social interaction, and thoughtfully planned activities that capitalize on children’s natural tendency to seek ever higher levels of challenge to master.
WE LOVE KIDS Pre-K program utilizes Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning as our standards in literacy, mathematics, science, history and social science, health and physical development, personal and social development, music, and the visual arts, with indicators of success for entering kindergarten that are derived from scientifically-based research. The standards reflect a consensus of children’s conceptual learning, acquisition of basic knowledge, and participation in meaningful and relevant learning experiences. The standards are aligned with Virginia’s Kindergarten Standards of Learning (SOL) and Virginia’s Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).
We firmly believe that teamwork is the most effective method to provide quality education to our families. We step-in and help out each other, even without being asked to do so. We work through challenges and conflicts professionally and collaboratively. We share information and resources with others within the company.