Kids-N-Fitness uses the creative curriculum model as the foundation of our program for all age groups. The areas of development include social/emotional, physical cognitive and language. Each of these areas is aligned with the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines/Standards in order to properly prepare children for each milestone and transition.
The social/emotional component involves helping the children to gain a stronger sense of self. This means behaving in appropriate ways, and taking responsibility for self and others.
The second component of the curriculum model is centered on physical development. Kids-N-Fitness is a highly active program where gross motor is an integral part of the daily routine. Our children participate in a variety of activities. Fine motor skills are also included in the physical component and are equally important.
The cognitive development portion of the curriculum refers to how the child’s mind works. Kids-N-Fitness strives to reach children at their own cognitive level but encourages them to explore and expand their knowledge through active and imaginative play. The final area of development is language. This includes written words, as well as spoken language. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all components that make up this critical component. Our teachers work to recognize the individual needs of each of their students and adapt the curriculum accordingly,