Educational Program Goals

Program Goals

  • Summit Kids Academy’s responsibility is to meet the well being of every child in our program, now and in the future. We shall provide the best, safest, most nurturing and healthiest learning environment where children can play, learn and grow.
  • Continually provide the most developmentally appropriate educational tools and methods to meet tomorrow’s standards.
  • Provide all children with age appropriate experiences that will enhance their physical, language, cognitive, creative, social and emotional development.
  • Facilitate your child’s entry into the next stage in their development. From infant to toddler through pre-school and finally into kindergarten.
  • Acknowledge that the families are essential in the child’s development and strive to maintain constant cooperation between the home and our professionals.
  • Support professional development through continuous and timely education, training and technical assistance to enhance the growth of our childcare professionals.
  • Be committed to the utmost professionalism amongst ourselves and maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of operations, including respect for private communication whether written or verbal.
  • Promote equality and opportunity.

For more information on our educational programs, check out these articles

  • Kid-Proof Tips and Tricks That Will Tame Messiness (11/3/2015) - Remember the days before you had children? A Lego-free floor, a spotless car interior, and silk tops were a way of life. But once your baby turns into a toddler, the mess begins! Try our tips to keep clutter at bay! By the way, if your kids can learn to clean up at preschool or at their childcare center, then they can learn to

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  • Dropping Naps: How to Help Your Child Make the Transition (11/17/2015) - Most babies settle into a schedule of two naps per day by the time they reach six months of age. But just as you’re beginning to rely on the predictability of a morning and afternoon nap, you may start to notice that your little one’s naps become a bit erratic. This happens between 12 and 18 months and is usually a sign that they

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  • 12 New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family (12/29/2015) - While some people may eschew New Year’s resolutions, they can be very helpful, especially when families yearn to turn over a new leaf and begin new habits while vanquishing the old ones. We listed our twelve favorite resolutions for families, one for each month of the year, though you can begin them any time you like! Unplug. Everyday, make sure your preschooler steps away

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  • What Your Child Takes Away from Daycare and How to Reinforce at Home (3/8/2016) - In the hours between dropoff and pickup, your child’s world is expanding in a variety of ways as she learns new lessons, makes new friends, adopts new skills, and becomes immersed in the fun, dynamic world of daycare or preschool. And as a parent, you can help to reinforce what your child is learning at home, ensuring that her new skills and developments take

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  • The Story of Shark’s Town – An In-Depth Look at One Aspect of Our Innovative Curriculum (4/13/2016) - As the school year started this past August at Summit Kids Academy, Ms. Pat and Ms. Tely wanted to do something special with their classroom. These two greatly experienced teachers lead our 4-year-old Pre-K program, the Sharks. They wanted to create a continuous theme that would wind its way through the entire year. The idea for the theme was born from a wall art

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  • How Reading Enhances Your Child’s Life, and How Your Childcare Provider Works Together with You to Promote Daily Reading (6/21/2016) - At daycare or preschool, your child is exposed to a multitude of books. Whether your child sits one on one to read their favorite book, or hears a story told aloud during storytime, books are becoming an integral part of her life. Reading at home reinforces the love your child may be building for reading, and will do a tremendous amount to build verbal

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  • Teaching Children About Gratitude on Thanksgiving (11/15/2016) - You found your child the perfect Halloween costume, accompanied him on his quest for candy, and now that Halloween is over, the Christmas carols are piped into your local grocery store, and kids are thinking of what they might receive this year for Christmas or Hanukkah. In the middle of those two scene-stealing holidays is Thanksgiving, a day for turkey and stuffing, quickly enjoyed and

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  • Prepping for Preschool: How to Socialize Your Toddler before Enrolling (11/29/2016) - While many families enroll their infants in center-based care from day one, many families choose to hire nannies, ask grandparents to look after their kids, or delegate one parent to stay at home. When your toddler approaches preschool age without having experience in a childcare center, you may grow concerned about her ability to socialize with kids her age or become accustomed to an

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  • How You and Your Baby Can Get Started Using Infant Sign Language (1/10/2017) - In infancy, children begin to understand the words used by the adults around them much more quickly than they are able to speak. Between six months of age and 2 years, your little one likely has motor skills and receptive language skills that vastly outpace his ability to speak out loud. But by teaching him American Sign Language, you can allow your baby to

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  • Product Overload: Eight Items for Infants and Toddlers That You Don’t Need to Buy (1/17/2017) - Marketing for infant and toddler products has become widespread and very effective. From a variety of gadgets designed to make parenting easier, to coveted items that “every mom” should own, it can become difficult for parents to cut down their spending and their clutter! These eight items, however, don’t need to be on your shopping list or your registry. A Huge Drawer of Newborn

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  • Your Young Child’s Interests: How to Develop and Nurture Skills (2/28/2017) - When did you first notice your young child becoming keenly interested in a specific activity? Did he pick up a small keyboard, start playing, and eventually begin picking out notes that sounded almost like a melody? Maybe your little one started counting to five, and then ten, and has moved on well into the double digits, counting everything from dolls and stuffed animals to

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  • Five Kids’ Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2017 (3/7/2017) - It seems that bookshelves have endless space, as parents collect more and more delightful and inspiring reads for their young children. While toys can create clutter, books tend to make for a more lasting and enriching experience, which is why daycare teachers and childcare providers like to stay on top of the newest kids’ books and make recommendations. These five favorites in 2017 will

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  • Is your Child Musically Gifted: Five Key Signs (7/18/2017) - Does your child carry a tune? Does she seem to remember complex melodies and harmonies? Can she keep a beat? If you suspect that your child may be inclined toward music, read on for five signs of musical talent. You may discover that your child has advanced beyond what is typical for young children. Can she name a tune after hearing the opening notes?

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