Preschool and Curriculum

We offer preschool for children ages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Featuring a full-day private kindergarten and a school readiness pre-kindergarten program.

We have taken the different areas of play out of the traditional classroom to design our unique preschool classroom centers. Each day our pre-kindergarten, young four’s and three’s classes will experience pretending, building, creating and discovering in our creative learning environment.

The curriculum atKids Collaborate Early Learning Center is a child centered, teacher created emergent style. This means that our teachers collaborate in designing our concepts and topics around the interests of the children. Our curriculum is always developing and changing. The goal for our preschool is to be a learning journey every day. Our emergent style curriculum requires our staff to be attentive and creative in order to develop our ever changing concepts.

In addition to the emergent curriculum, our pre-kindergarten class proudly features Handwriting Without Tears Readiness and Writing, Language and Literacy and Numbers and Math programs to help prepare our students for the transition to kindergarten.

Our three’s and young fours are introduced to different age appropriate ideas and concepts. We want the topics to be engaging while also building skills. We use a less formal way to encourage pre-writing skills by doing strengthening exercises, fine motor skills, gross motor development, scissor activities, sensory activities, and hand eye coordination. We strive to provide the children with practical AND creative development. 

* Must be potty trained to participate in preschool program

Classrooms

Two’s and Young Three’s

Our terrific team of two year old teachers will inspire and encourage...Learn More

Let’s Pretend

Imagination is learning and pretend play is vital to a child’s social...Learn More

Let’s Create

The children will express themselves with artistic activities...Learn More

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Let’s Learn

We use a hands on approach to learning by using different multi-sensory...Learn More

Let’s Build

The children will begin to discover numbers, math and...Learn More

Mad Lab

Experiencing the Mad Lab encourages children to be natural scientists...Learn More

French Valley Private Kindergarten

Kids Collaborate is proud to offer a full day private kindergarten. The ratio for all day kindergarten is 1 teacher per 12 children with up to 24 children in the classroom. Our kinder class will include instruction of our academic program from 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM daily. This “full day” schedule will allow our teachers to incorporate all of the major subjects in to our curriculum. Kids Collaborate offers before and after school child care and holiday break care at no additional cost...Read More

Security

Our French Valley private preschool and kindergarten is a small, well-controlled environment. We monitor the exterior of the center with security cameras. Our front door has a keypad feature, which only allows parents with the proper code to enter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your philosophy on teaching young children?

Our center is very unique. We believe that academics and play go hand in hand. We anticipate children can and will learn academics through play. Play is the most natural way a child learns. A child learns through doing, through their actions, relationships, inquiries, opportunities and repetition.

What type of curriculum do you use?

Our curriculum is developed weekly based on ideas that the children bring to the teachers. The teachers then take these ideas and develop them in to concepts. Most often one idea or concept will lead to another. We have found that children are more excited to learn by personal experience, rather than a ridged curriculum with no flexibility.

Why won’t you teach my 2 or 3 year old how to read and write?

Our curriculum is structured yet flexible, using real world topics. We want the topics to be engaging also building skills. We use a less formal way to encourage pre-writing skills by doing strengthening exercises, fine motor skills, gross motor development, scissor activities, sensory activities, and hand eye coordination. For example, rolling play dough into little balls with the fingertips helps strengthen the same muscle used in writing. It has been proven by educators and occupational therapists that a child before the age of 4 to 5 is not developmentally ready to write formal letters, however, we will begin to follow lines and create shapes, and we will never prevent a child from learning.

Gathering time will include variety of learning activities that may engage letters, numbers, colors and shapes. They will also learn these concepts through a variety of activities done at the center each day. We will not use flash cards or worksheets to teach the children. We have found this method creates boredom and therefore creates a less inviting environment for the children.

Come explore our center…

Kids Collaborate was built in 2007 boasting a 7,500 square foot, stand alone building on an acre of land in the heart of French Valley. Our enclosed playground offers an oversized shade structure and 11,000 square feet of outdoor space. We are very proud to be part of the growth in this family orientated community.

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Enrollment

Kids Collaborate enrolls all year based on availability. Call or email the center for information on immediate openings.