Early Years (ages 1-4)

The main objective of KEIKI is to provide a positive environment where children learn, love, and grow. To nurture the progress of each individual child, we divide developmental growth into three parts.

 

Socio-emotional Development:

  • To let children develop a sense of self-esteem. They need to feel important and worthwhile.

  • To help children demonstrate a positive attitude toward life. Children need to show interest and participate in classroom activities. It is an important task for us to create a sense of freedom and independence that will encourage this demonstration to take place.

  • Classroom activities that interest children, so that they can participate and be proactive in the class.

  • To teach the children respect for themselves and others. Children need to understand and respect individual differences and cultures. They need to work cooperatively with others to be able to complete a task and resolve conflicts constructively.

 

Cognitive Development:

  • To help them to acquire learning and problem-solving skills. Children will learn to be able to ask and respond to questions, observe and make discoveries, and apply information and experiences in new contexts.

  • To help them expand logical thinking skills. Through the use of manipulative toys and instruments, children will learn to classify objects, compare and contrast, arrange objects in series, and recognize patterns.

  • Enable them to expand their imaginations and engage in make-believe play.

  • Children also need to interact with other children and be able to begin and sustain play with others in a creative and appropriate way.

  • To help them expand verbal communication skills. Children should be able to follow simple directions and adequately communicate their needs, ideas, and natural curiosity.

  • To help them develop pre-reading skills. Children who acquire a love of books, enhance their listening skills and be capable of repeating simple stories. They should learn to recognize their own name in print and have object, letter, and number recognition skills in pictures, and begin to imitate the written word.

 

Physical Development:

  • To assist in the development of gross motor skills. Children who enjoy using large muscles for walking, jumping, running, or balancing with confidence.

  • To help them refine and enhance their fine motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination, for writing and drawing, and use their small muscles for self-help skills.

  • To emphasize the usage of all senses in learning by demonstrating skills in discriminating sounds, visuals, tastes, smells, and the differences in texture and pattern.

 

OUR PROGRAMS (= the 5 color squares that you designed)

NURSERY Program 1 to 1.5 years old

WIGGLERS Program 1.5 to 2.5 years old

TODDLERS Program 2.5 to 3.5 years old

PRESCHOOL Program 3.5 to 4.5 years old

KINDERGARTEN Program 4.5 to 6 years old