Pre-school education in Dubai
Kids Academy explain why pre-school education is so important
Kids Academy explain why pre-schooling education plays a key role in shaping-up your child’s character.
Child development refers to the changes that take place as a child develops physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. According to Steven Barnett, PhD, director at National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), ‘Children, who attend high-quality pre-school, enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not’. This view proves that early learning experiences provide a truly stable base for the brain’s organisational development and functioning throughout life.
What’s more, scientists believe that a young child’s brain requires certain types of stimulation in order to develop properly and consistently. Without this necessary stimulation, particular types of learning will not be possible when the child enters school.
A study conducted by psychologist Elliot Tucker-Drob suggested that the child’s environment also plays a very important role in their mental development. If children are not surrounded by an enriched environment, and a stress free household with lots of books and conversations, it could hold back their natural mental development. The study implies that the best solution to replace this gap is pre-school.
At Kids Academy UAE, the multi-award winning childcare group, the nursery’s highly-qualified pre-school teachers are dedicated to providing the best possible start in a child’s life, through a secure, safe and happy environment where children can flourish, build their confidence and meet their fullest potential. The staff are aware and cognisant of the rate of development in a child’s early years and acknowledge that all experiences incurred up to the age of five have a major impact on their future prospects.
Furthermore, the skilled practitioners at Kids Academy UAE are passionate about offering early learning in a hands-on and positive environment. Structured to ensure an abundance of learning opportunities are catered to and aligned with highly attentive and well-trained staff,
Kid’s Academy UAE can ensure that children’s abilities and talents are expanded, enhanced and grown as they progress through the early years nurseries, taking a child’s learning to the next phase.
The numerous methods that Kids Academy UAE implements for learning and educational opportunities associated with each child are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), which combines the learning outcomes being met by children, with a fun, enjoyable and interactive approach. Through play, children gain real pleasure and enjoyment, as well as taking great delight in an array of carefully planned activities, exercise and adult-initiated learning opportunities that the Kids Academy and its nurseries offer on a day-to-day basis.
Interactive learning spaces, and its resourcing, is also key to educational development. Consequently, a good room layout with key learning areas such as a book area, a creative and graphic area as well as a role play space, among others, play a significant role in a pre-school environment. These features are fundamental in delivering a well-rounded curriculum.
Kids Academy, in accordance with the EYFS, use a wide range of ICT resources to meet the curriculum, alongside the developmental needs of children. The use of such resources falls into the area of ‘understanding the world’ through the aspect ‘technology’, which is implemented in a safe, appropriate environment.
The basic foundations of childcare are still prevalent and are built around three key areas of learning. These are personal, social and emotional development; communication and language development; and physical development. These three pillars are at the heart of what the Kids Academy offers, which consequently supports a child’s confidence, self-assurance and eagerness to learn.
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