Kiddie Academy of Chatham Hills offers educational childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 12-years-old. Their national accredited curriculum, Life Essentials, is developed by an independent board of experts in early childhood education, includes Common Core and Stem, and exceeds the curriculum requirements established by the State of Indian for every age group.
“We focus on the development of the whole child including age-appropriate, engaging activities designed to build cognitive skills and promote social and emotional development,” says Kelley Pritchard, Owner. “We also highlight a different character trait each month. The month of December is “We are Kind”. Children in each classroom learn about what it means to be kind and how to express kindness appropriately. We change the theme each month with our goal being to introduce a wide variety of character traits that will assist children in succeeding now and in the future.
“Our Heath Essentials component of the curriculum focuses on teaching children healthy habits and encouraging them to make healthy choices. We also promote the development of gross and fine motor skills through games and activities that build confidence and encourage the kids to try new skills”.
Given the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the Westfield-Washington 2020/2021 school schedule, Pritchard and her team quickly established an E-Learning support program, Creative Explorers. The program is facilitated by a licensed teacher who works with the various elementary schools and assists the school-age children in completing their E-Learning activities. As the school schedules changed, Pritchard and her team have altered the program such that it aligns with the needs of the community.
Kiddie Academy of Chatham Hills also offers a private kindergarten program called “On My Way” which is facilitated by a licensed teacher who has over 7 years’ experience teaching in the public school system. The “On My Way” program meets and exceeds the State kindergarten curriculum requirements such that the children currently enrolled in the program will be able to successfully transition into 1st grade next year.
Pritchard adds “In the Fall, many parents were torn between whether or not they should send their children to school or enroll them in 100% E-Learning. We were able to establish the Creative Explorers program to support families who enrolled in either the Hybrid or the 100% E-Learning initiatives. We also implemented the On My Way program, which offered parents an affordable alternative for their kindergarteners and provided them with the “traditional” school day.”
“We are really trying to be a positive contributor to the community we serve. We want to be the “home away from home” for the children in our care and to set a new standard in educational childcare. All of the team at our Academy is committed to being the best of the best and providing a loving, safe, and learning environment in which the children will excel.”
Kiddie Academy of Chatham Hills is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Children who arrive by 8:00 a.m. will receive breakfast at no additional charge. All children are also provided with a morning and afternoon snack as well as a hot lunch which is prepared on-site. Kiddie Academy of Chatham Hills is located at 1324 Chatham Commons Blvd. For more information call 317-343-0654 or visit https://kiddieacademy.com/academies/chatham-hills-westfield/
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