Education is not preparing learners for a world that is static and fixed. Rather, education must prepare learners to cope with changes that will increase in complexity throughout their lives and many of which cannot be foreseen at this time. Most learners will probably deal with several job changes, move to several different locations, be involved in complex social changes, and other such issues.
Education cannot give learners all the information that they need to know, but rather it must provide the skills for continuing to learn. This is done through the inquiry based learning.
Working hands-on and asking questions is at the heart of inquiry-based learning. The goal is not to ask just any questions, of course, but ones that learners honestly care about. Our role is to guide the learners in finding the answers themselves and encourage them to ask new questions along the way.
Kids First welcomes you and your child to what we trust will be an extension of your home. By working together we will provide an environment that promotes quality care and education for children from 3 years to 6 years of age to play and learn in a safe, fun, inquiry-driven environment.
We spend time listening to and talking with children, helping them to reflect on their daily learning. The positive interactions between us and your child encourage the development of emotional, linguistic, and social skills, leading to a strong sense of self and self-esteem. With a range of child-centered activities and a warm, safe, and nurturing environment, children have every opportunity to have fun while learning.