The Academy for Children, in Kansas City, Kansas, is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children – NAEYC as a dual-language early childhood education program.
We are located at 1330 S. 30th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Our Academy for Children is a full-day, year-round program, five days a week from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM for children aged 2 ½ – 5.
Many children – perhaps even your own – are from homes where Spanish is the primary language. This can create challenges for them throughout their education journey. The Academy embraces both the home language of Spanish and English, helping your child maintain his/her native language, while also preparing him/her for the English learning environment present in Kindergarten.
With a special emphasis on literacy readiness, our Pre-K program focuses on readying your children – specifically Dual Language Learners (DLL) – for future success in both school and life. Children are taught new concepts, new vocabulary, and new ways of thinking through activities designed to engage them throughout the process. Songs, rhyming, “complete the story” and other activities make learning fun. We use the Scholastic Curriculum in both Spanish and English as our primary teaching tool.
Your child is given the attention he/she needs and deserves to thrive. And the learning doesn’t stop at day’s end when your child leaves the Academy. We provide literacy-specific biannual workshops, along with monthly Family Nights, engaging parents to become part of their child’s education.
The support and services provided by the Academy for Children allows families to foster the important language and early literacy skills children need to become both strong readers and lifelong learners.