The Whiz Kid's child care and educational experience is based on the continuing self-discovery of the child and his/her acclimation to the learning process through every stage of personal development. It builds on the continuing self-construction of the child – daily, weekly, yearly – for the duration of the educational experience. Each of our classrooms have multi-age groupings that foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time, and guided choice of work activity. Multi-age groupings are a hallmark of the Whiz Kids Method: younger children learn from older children; older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This arrangement also mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.
Caterpillars (3 years -4 years)
This is our infant care program and it is the beginning of the Whiz Kids experience. Here is where the child initially learns through the exploration of sensory and motor skills. Customized stands, stairs, and bars are present to encourage motor skill development. The use of colour schemes and soft music is used for the enhancement of sensory development. CALL US AT (972) 283-9404 to schedule a tour.
Grasshoppers (6 weeks – 18 Months)
This group of learners are classified as toddlers. Toddlers are natural explorers. In this developmental stage, they show interest in everything in their environment and want to examine and investigate every detail they find. They are developing both their fine and gross motor skills, loving to climb, run, balance and move things, as well as pick up small objects and work to put things together or draw. Toddlers are naturally sensorial and learn by using their senses of touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste.
Our toddler program is created to facilitate this growth and learning. At this age, the classroom environment and the curriculum are designed to foster independence, self-discovery, socialization, natural curiosity, and exploration. Our Toddler environment is filled with inviting materials, child-sized furniture and loving and skilled teachers, creating a place in which each child’s natural abilities can unfold. CALL US AT (972) 283-9404 to schedule a tour.
Fireflies (18 Months - 3 Years)
This program is a continuation of the activities, environment, and lessons that were taught in the Grasshopper program. The focus at this stage of the child’s development is on cognitive development, speech and language development, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development. We foster independence by encouraging the child to perform tasks on his/her own. This is also the stage where we address toilet training for those who may not have mastered it. CALL US AT (972) 283-9404 to schedule a tour.
Bumblebees (5 Years and UP)
While many preschool children at this developmental stage still prefer parallel play, they are all beginning to learn to socialize, understand feelings, and manage working and playing in a group. They are fascinated by language and the names of things and are communicating well—adding new words by the thousands.
We believe that young children learn best through their interactions with their environment, by exploring, experimenting, touching, building, and doing things by and for themselves. Our preschool curriculum is designed to be developmentally responsive. Our classrooms are purposefully prepared environments, with stimulating materials and child-sized furniture and equipments. All learning is hands-on and experiential, with specially designed Whiz Kids materials for math, language, sensorial exploration, practical life activities, art, science, and geography. We encourage students to explore, make discoveries, and use their imaginations.
Classroom activities prepare the children for subsequent or concurrent work in mathematics, reading, writing, collaboration and socialization. Through Whiz Kids work, children develop strong observation and problem-solving skills. Use of hands-on materials allows children to begin to move from concrete concepts to abstract through manipulation, experimentation and invention. Students who master the preschool and kindergarten curriculum are extremely well prepared for the academic, physical, and social work of first grade. CALL US AT (972) 283-9404 to schedule a tour.
Inchworm (3 Years)