The Program: Knowing that after being in school all day, kids want to have fun—special activities (artistic, learning, gross motor and play) are scheduled. Our classroom is designed to help children relax, rest, play, and be able to do their homework. One way used to allow children to play are through centers. Your child will be given the opportunity to explore the following centers in our classroom:
Library/Listening Center - A bookshelf filled with books for reading levels spanning k –6th. Popular favorites for both girls and boys. As well as headphones/tape player to listen to books on tape.
Science - Your child will be able to explore sand/water, the solar system, the relationship between different magnets, as well as play with magnifying glasses, bug catchers and plastic bugs/insects. With our very own “Mad Scientist” visiting throughout the year.
Arts/Crafts - This center includes play dough, finger paint, watercolors, dot paint, clay, chalk, colors, markers, and much more. This center allows your child to express their creativity, with crafts from coloring pages to T-Shirts, necklaces and more.
Music - We have a range of musical instruments ranging from bongos to shakers. This is a great outlet to release some energy! CD players to listen to the latest hits and Karaoke machine for those rising superstars.
Home Center - This is the kid’s favorite! They can play in the kitchen area that has a table and is stocked with lots of play food and dishes, as well as other home items such as babies, dress-up, Barbie’s, and GI Joes.
Manipulative - This includes legos, puzzles, cards, flash cards, bingo, dominoes, peg boards, Lincoln logs, and many more things kids can play with and manipulate with their hands. Including your child’s favorite board games.
Computers/Video Games - Computer and video game stations are set up throughout the room for kids to play ‘fun’ and ‘educational’ games. Game Cube and Play Station 2 are just a few of the video games available. All games are rated “E.”
Special Activities: During the school year we strive to make everyday enjoyable for your child. To do so we plan daily, weekly, and monthly activities.
Library and Computer Lab - Children will get to browse our library and enjoy a good book in a quiet atmosphere. As well, our computer labs have educational programs to enforce grade level concepts.
KP Gymnasium and Outside Play - In our enclosed playground and gymnasium, we play group games such as baseball, basketball, soccer, kickball, and more!
Spirit Day - Wednesdays is Spirit Day! Wear your Kids Playce T-shirt to school and receive candy bars and other treats from our treasure box.
Mad Scientist - Our very own “mad scientist” makes regular visits with new science experiments!