Many tours often ask if we are just daycare or if we are preschool with educational program. iSmart Kids Academy is considered a Preschool with the convenient hours for working parents.
What is the Difference?
A preschool offers curriculum and assessments for the children to properly develop. Preschools are not open for holidays. Daycare is open most holidays except for major holidays.
Preschools typically only have children 2.5 years to 5 years old and most must be potty trained. Whereas daycares offer care from 6 weeks to 12 years. Preschools have lesson plans or activities geared toward teaching children with a specific goal in mind. In a preschool, there are assessments and screening performed to guide the teachers on ways to improve upon strengths and develop areas of weaknesses. Daycares offer a child watching service while parents are at work or school. Child and teacher interactions may differ from preschool to daycare. Teachers in a preschool setting are able to offer more one on one time to observe the children.
What Are Similarities Between Preschool and Daycare?
Both Preschools and daycares are licensed by the state and have qualified staff employed. Safety is always a top priority for both preschool and daycare. The fee structure is typically the same for both.
What About iSmart Kids Academy?
iSmart Kids Academy is a Learning Center that implement Core Knowledge Curriculum. iSmart Kids academy performs assessments and screenings on children to ensure they are meeting the developmental needs of the child. The teachers observe the children in their environment to develop attainable goals. Each child has a portfolio for the teachers to document benchmarks the children achieve. The teachers align their activities with the Colorado Early Learning Development Guidelines to ensure the children are ready for school. Children learn social and emotional skills through play. We utilize positive guidance techniques and redirection to develop self-regulation skills. We believe early education is important and can be the foundation for children to grow and develop into young adults.
iSmart Kids Academy also provides flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the parents. We have part-time and full-time rates to accommodate family needs as well. iSmart Kids Academy is open year-round for the convenience to parents. Want to learn more? Contact us today!