KIDS Academy
Knowledge thru Intellectual Discipline for Starters
Welcome to KIDS Academy!
Classes Offered (SY 2012 - 2013)
Starter Program (8 months to 1.5 years old)
Vertical with toddler class
Encouraging hands-on experiences that are designed to stimulate curiosity and social interaction. This level aims to educate the child to work with other kids as well as developing confidence to be independent students.

Toddler Program (1.6 to 2.5 years old)
Teacher – Student ratio 1:6
Introducing the path to discovery. This level is geared towards mastering and enjoying new found mobility and making giant leaps in language, imagination and social skills.

Nursery Program (2.6 to 3.5 years old)
Teacher – Student Ratio 1:10 *
Nurturing the discovery of things both new and old. With pretend games and different forms of wordplay, this level aims to nourish each child's curiosity and enthusiasm by tickling their amazing learning capacity and vivid imagination.

Junior Kinder Program (3.6 to 4.5 years old)
Teacher – Student Ratio 1:12 *
A structured initiation into the world. The beginning to formal education, this level allows for the introduction of a little discipline to properly guide each child towards organized thinking. A more complex set of lessons and activities, together with play go hand in hand to stimulate both mind and body.

Senior Kinder Program (4.6 to 5.5 years old)
Teacher – Student Ratio 1:12 *
The results of nurturing curiosity. Nurturing each and every child's creativity and imagination by stimulating their ingenuity and inventiveness. Kids get the chance to tinker and mold with items to play with or display with pride.

Prep (5.6 - 6.5 years old))
Vertical Class with Sr. Kinder Level
Thru a play-based program, the child learns concepts necessary for the big schools. This level equips the child the knowledge and skills in math, language and social sciences.
*Inclusion Program Rule of 2 children with special needs included
Inclusion Program
What is an inclusion program?
Inclusion is about belonging and participating in a diverse society. An inclusive early childhood education program is one that provides quality care and education to ALL children. All children should feel valued and welcomed. This term then communicates a commitment to provide each child the right to be educated, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom s/he would otherwise attend. It means bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students).

Why is an inclusion program important?
Every child deserves the opportunity to interact with other people regardless of his/her ability. Children learn many of their skills (social to physical and cognitive abilities) from other children. Through Inclusion, active engagement between students is encouraged, allowing optimal opportunities for children to form their own relationships and accept one another's differences at an early age.

With inclusion, children discover that individuals with and without disabilities are more alike than different. When differences arise, children are provided with opportunities to develop positive attitudes toward others who are different from themselves and to learn to value each others' unique attributes.

What is an IEP?
An Individualized Education Program, or IEP, is a written plan of educational goals and objectives. All Children with Special Needs is provided with an IEP. This plan is reviewed at least once annually with input from the student's teachers, aides, and family.

Who is the child with special needs?
We know all children have needs, and they are all special. Children with Special Needs are those whose developmental deviates from those of the typical child. The special needs might be in the area of cognitive, social, emotional, or physical development.

What are the benefits of an inclusion program?
For the Children with Special Needs: increased frequency of social interaction, the opportunity to learn from their peers, access to programs that involve "typical peers," more focus on the child rather than the disability, they are perceived as being less different if they are part of the same environment as other children.

For typically developing children: exposure to children of all abilities, appreciation for diversity and acceptance of difference, the opportunity to learn from peers that may have different abilities, pro-social skills are enhanced.

For families of Children with Special Needs: acceptance of difference and appreciation of diversity, enriched programming for their own children, a deeper understanding of the differing needs of all children.
For inquiries & reservations, please call 0917 854 3774 / 913-1092