Our comprehensive developmental learning programs address all aspects of a child's development, enhancing the cognitive, creative, social/emotional, and physical growth of each student and kindergartner.
6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m
5 Days: Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
5 Days: Monday through Friday
3 Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
2 Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Before & After School: Monday through Friday
Before School Only: Monday through Friday
After School Only: Monday through Friday
Our outstanding preschool programs for two and three year olds embrace the whole child by nurturing all developmental areas. Language development, music, fine and large motor skills, literacy, and basic concepts are advanced through engaging, teacher-guided activities, exploration, special events, and play. Learning centers that promote pre-reading skills, dramatic play, computer knowledge, science, art, and math are offered daily. Making friends and overall social competency is also emphasized.
Our Jr. Kindergarten program highlights literacy, language development, math, creative thinking, motor skills, and social development. Literature, handwriting, phonics, and print awareness activities nurture emerging readers while fascinating science and social studies topics are investigated with hands-on experiences and intriguing books. Math concepts are extended through concrete manipulatives, paper and pencil tasks, and games.
This all inclusive, full day curriculum emphasizes reading independently, writing, and phonics, as well as social studies, math, and science. Kindergarten math instruction embraces a broad range of concepts while our science program examines life processes, natural phenomena, and core ideas through hands-on investigations, posing questions, and a variety of print and multimedia resources. Social development, art, music, fitness, handwriting, and weekly Spanish instruction are additional key components.
This program includes special events, indoor and outdoor free play, organized games and sports, and activities that nurture creativity. A planned homework period for children with homework assignments is conducted each afternoon. Readily available homework materials are supplied and senior class supervisor(s) assist as needed. Clubs such as Lego and Chess are offered. Full day programming is provided on public school closure days. Schools serviced: Cherry Run, Orange Hunt, Fairview, Terra Centre, White Oaks, Hunt Valley and Sangster.
This program is organized into weekly themes, packed with fantastic field trips, special on-site presentations, swimming, crafts, sports, dance, music class, games, and much, much more! 2017 field trips and special events include HersheyPark, Medieval Times, Imagination Stage, Reptiles Alive, a Washington Mystics game, Dave and Buster's, Mad Science, Engineering for Kids, a juggler, Noah's Art Stuff 'n Fluff, and more!
During the school year, Kiddie Country offers optional Spanish Classes for Jr. Kindergarten and includes Spanish classes for Kindergarten students. This imaginative and playful introduction to the Spanish language includes a myriad of active listening and speaking experiences that foster concepts such as naming colors, animals, and objects; learning basic greetings and common phrases; and many other "actividades de Espanol." Delightful songs, games, crafts, movement exercizes, and finger plays are just a few of the captivating strategies utilized by our skilled, fluent Spanish teachers.
A fantastic opportunity for Kiddie Country students to participate in a summer dance program is offered each summer at Buffa's Dance Studio, Ltd. The studio is a highly regarded, professional establishment that has served the community and beyond for over twenty-five years. Three and four year olds are offered fun dance movement programming with emphasis on the joy of dance, rhythm, balance, flexibility, coordination, and creativity. The high energy programming for five through eleven year olds emphasizes current popular music and dance styles. Coordination and rhythm are basic ingredients. Transportation is provided by Kiddie Country.
Certified food service managers and cooks prepare a delightful variety of tasty, nutritious, and appealing foods in commercially equipped kitchens. Menus are especially created to satisfy even the most particular "big" and "little" appetites.