Childcare centers have a lot to offer young children with early education. Many childcare centers are now making great contributions to early education for children who are still too young to attend a pre-k or kindergarten class. Technology has become developmentally appropriate for toddlers and 3-year-olds.
Kids 'R Kids in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota is an example of a childcare center that is on the cutting edge of using technology in its classrooms. The center has implemented the TeachSmart learning system that uses a new ActivBoard in the classroom for intereactive learning. TheActivBoard is a large whiteboard that is similar to the Promethean whiteboard. TeachSmart is tied into Florida's standards for developmentally appropriate preschool learning. Pre-literacy, language skills, math, and social studies concepts are introduced to young children.
The whiteboard offers hands-on interaction. Children can move letters around to explore print recognition, letter recognition, and beginning word formation. Large, colorful images are great motivators for young children. The whiteboard technology is a great learning tool for kinesthetic learners. Each childcare teacher/caregiver can select the appropriate developmental level for her classroom. The use of TeachSmart technology enables the center to have a child-directed learning environment, which early childhood educators know is best for young children
Parents who have children who are enrolled at Kids 'R Kids Childcare Center alsohave the advantage of being able to be more involved with their child's learning experiences by using the center's ABCmouse.com tool. This is a computer-based interactive part of the parents' page that allows parents to be involved with their child's activities with songs, games, and books.
The TeachSmart technology is just one of the many reasons to check out Kids 'R Kids Childcare Center for the new year. The center is located at 11520 Palmbrush Trail in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota. Interested parents who are looking for quality childcare with early education may call the director at 941-727-9990 for a tour of the center.