Preschool Focuses on Readying Students for Kindergarten, Future
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy Awarded “PreK Center of Excellence” Award
Katy, Texas (December 4, 2012) – Preschools across the nation claim to prepare children for kindergarten and thus, the future, but how do parents really know if the preschool is successful? The Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) recently recognized Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cinco Ranch East for its strides in kindergarten preparation.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cinco Ranch East easily excelled because its curriculum provides a variety of daily opportunities for subjects kindergarteners will likely face: language and reasoning, science, math, block play, dramatic play, art and music. Throughout each day, students learn through class activities, small groups and individual interactions with the certified teachers.
KRS recognizes the efforts of local PreK programs getting students ready for kindergarten. The purpose of the KRS system is to measure and recognize the effective practices already in place in PreK programs and the impact these practices have on student achievement. Research shows children who attend high-quality PreK programs perform better in school, and throughout life.
“My son attended preschool at Kids 'R' Kids since he was 2 years old,” said Cindy Li, a parent of a Kids 'R' Kids student. “He has passed through five classes and this fall, he will begin “big” elementary school. I really appreciate the clean, safe, loving and caring environment the school provides for the children. The PreK teachers focus on building a bridge between preschool and elementary school, and their positive encouragement has really worked for my son.”
Kids 'R' Kids of Cinco Ranch East strives to give each room a sense of purpose, organization and excitement. Its high-quality program prepares students for kindergarten, elementary school and beyond.
About Kids 'R' Kids of Cinco Ranch East:
Kids 'R' Kids of Cinco Ranch East is locally owned and operated by Nannette and Terrence Ray. It provides a secure, nurturing and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks – 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate and contributing members of society. It has received its AdvancED Accreditation, was ranked as one of Kids 'R' Kids Top Ten Schools in the country in overall performance, earned the highest award from Kids 'R' Kids International for educational achievement and is Texas School Ready Certified.
KRK Cinco Ranch East AdvancED Accreditation
Pat and Janice Vinson, co-founders of Kids 'R' Kids International, announced Tuesday that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies are recognized across the nation as a quality school system including Katy's own Kids 'R' Kids Cinco Ranch East. (http://www.kidsrkids1tx.com)
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The district's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
“District Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our district and all the schools within our district,” shared Pat Vinson. “It demonstrates to the nation our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the families we serve.”
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “District Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.
About Kids 'R' Kids Cinco Ranch East
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cinco Ranch East provides a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. Located at 21955 Westheimer Parkway, Kids 'R' Kids of Cinco Ranch East is family owned and operated, and is part of a national network ranking in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers. Visit online (http://www.kidsrkids1tx.com), call (281) 828-2273 or become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/krk1tx) for more information and to sign up for a tour.
About AdvancED and SACS CASI at KRK Cinco Ranch East
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and professional services, AdvancED is the world`s largest education community, serving and engaging over 27,000 public and private schools and districts in 69 countries and serving nearly 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world (http://www.advanc-ed.org).
Kids 'R' Kids & ABCMouse.com:
We are excited to announce that Kids 'R' Kids has been working with ABC Mouse.com to sync our curriculum with the ABCMouse.com`s 2500 plus learning activities (i.e., books, games, puzzles, etc. including reading, math, science, and music and art activities). This exciting new partnership will enable our parents to actively reinforce at home what is being taught in our classrooms each day.
ABCMouse.com has been in development for five years. The quality of each aspect of the site is unparalleled and children can`t wait to play/learn on ABCMouse.com. Parents love it because they are better connected to their child`s education and to the school.
We are in the process of adding new computers to our café/library and training our educators. Additional information will follow regarding Kids 'R' Kids and ABCMouse.com within the next couple of weeks.
KRK Cinco Ranch East "Hug Above th Rest" Award.
We are excited to announce that we have just received Hug Above the Rest Award from Kids 'R' Kids International. The Hug Above the Rest Award is Kids 'R' Kids highest award for curriculum implementation. The program review evaluates how well our educators implement the curriculum. Kids 'R' Kids Internationals' programming evaluation system has been in place for two years. We received the “Pride and Joy” award last year, which is the highest level expected by the corporate office. However, this year we received the “Hug Above the Rest” award, which denotes that we have exceeded Kids 'R' Kids International's expectations.
Results of Fundraiser for Breast Cancer
Thanks to all our parents, students and staff, we rallied together and raised over $1,100 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Congratulations to Ms Ash, Kinder 1 classroom, for collecting the most pennies. Ms Ash`s classroom collected $116 towards this month's ABC Program, Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Our ABC (i.e., A Better Community) Program is our school's way of giving back to the community. Our goal is to help our students understand the importance of helping others.
Fundraiser For Breast Cancer:
On Denim Day, October 7, 2011, our team, Kids `R` Kids #1 TX, has pledged to donate the cost of a pair of jeans each to Lee National Denim Day. We invite you to join our team and work with us to help raise money for this important cause.
Mothers Day Out Program:
We are excited to announce the start of our Mothers Day Out Program. MDO starts on September 1, 2011 and will continue through the end of May 2012. Click on this link for more information.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy Distinction!!
We are proud to announce that due to our long history of exceeding state, corporate, and industry standards of health, safety, and educational excellence for the children in our care, our corporate headquarters, Kids 'R' Kids International, has awarded our school with its highest acclamation by naming us Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cinco Ranch East.
To you this means that we have achieved these outstanding benchmarks:
· For at least two consecutive years we have earned Kids 'R' Kids International's Platinum Award for Health and Safety;
· We have earned the Kids 'R' Kids Pride and Joy award for educational achievement;
· We are currently a candidate for AdvancED Accreditation through SACS/CASI (same organization that accredits elementary, middle, and high schools), among the most prestigious accreditation achievements available in the early childhood education arena.
As parents, you can rest assured that the best practices for health, safety, and education are upheld continuously by everyone here at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cinco Ranch. Please join us as we celebrate this milestone by helping us “spread the word” to the community regarding best early childhood education facility in our school!
Healthy Menus for Children
Kids `R` Kids Cinco Ranch implemented a menu that has been approved by a licensed dietitian denoting that our menu meets the 2005 dietary guidelines for the USDA. Our goal is to not only address the academic needs of our students by also the physcial needs as well.
Platinum Award for Childcare
Kids 'R' Kids Cinco Ranch has received the Platinum Award for the fifth consecutive year from Kids 'R' Kids International. The Platinum Award is the highest award issued by Kids `R` Kids International for health and safety. We would like to thank all of our teachers and staff for their commitment to providing a safe... learning environment for all of our students