Our STEM education is an educational solution that prepares our pupils for the future by connecting scientific knowledge with practical applications. Our kids academic knowledge is closely combined with practical lessons through the application of theories of Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E) and Mathematics ( M). We introduce specific contexts which create a connection between our school, the community and businesses, to allow our students to develop STEM skills and increase their competitive edge in the new economy.
Music education is an important aspect of providing our children with a well-rounded education. We work our music curriculum in harmony with other subjects and areas of study, which helps our children grow in self-esteem, build essential skills and prepare for their brighter futures. Music gives our kids a larger vocabulary and enhances their comprehension skills. Music education requires our students to recognize and repeat pitch, tone or enunciation of words and especially in young children, it has had a direct benefit in the ability of our kids to learn words, speak them correctly, and process the many new sounds they hear from others.
Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in children as it improves their balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for our children as well. We have our kids practice yoga a couple of time a week to help improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior. Most important, we have found that it reduces anxiety and stress in our kids.
Celebrating a KidZone Academy child's birthday at our school every year helps our kids to understand the growing up process of aging each year and assists them in understanding what each age means and its developmental significance. It marks a milestone for that child in a tangible manner that helps them to understand they have changed in some way. Being one year older means they get more privileges, as well as responsibilities, and enables them to mark their growth in a concrete way that they can relate to. This makes "being a year older" more of an experience than a vague statement. The party itself allows children to absorb the love and attention that is focused on them, and makes them feel loved, special, and important.
5. After School
Our after-school programs are a great way for our kids to dip their toes in something new in a safe, fun place. We offer programs that are not covered in our regular learning but are off-the-wall, niche, and leading-edge. We demand that each child enjoys the program he or she is enrolled in and has potential in helping to develop confidence, self-esteem, and a budding passion. After all, our vision is to help them identify and find a career down the road.
We realize that dance is important to the health and development of our kids. Our children need to move and we know dance burns calories, strengthens muscles, improves balance, increases flexibility, and gives the heart a good workout. We know dance has also been proven to increase cognitive development as the body and mind are connected in vital ways.
Utilizing dance in our academic program helps children develop skills that are necessary for learning such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration.