BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - According to a recent study1 of middle school students conducted by the University of Missouri, children who lagged behind their peers in a test of core math skills needed to function as adults were the same kids who also showed the least number sense or fluency when they started first grade. According to Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Child Care Learning Centers, this is further proof of the importance of an education-based preschool program.
"Math skills are an important part of Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials®2 curriculum, designed to prepare your child for lifelong success," said Peterson. "Most preschoolers are naturally interested in math as it exists in the world around them. The basic math skills our teachers provide the children at Kiddie Academy set the building blocks for their entire academic and professional careers. Understanding numbers, sequencing and comparing and contrasting sets of objects are all components of building your child's math skills. Beginning as young as a year old, children can explore number concepts. That doesn't mean taking out the calculator during playtime. In fact, they often learn best by engaging in hands-on games and projects. As your children grow, you can reinforce the importance of math and point out examples of math concepts in your daily routine."
Here are a few math activities to try at home:
Kiddie Academy® is a leader in education-based child care, offering full- and part-time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs to families and their children. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
For more than 30 years, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy's proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, Inc. is based in Maryland and has over 115 academies located in 22 states, including two company-owned locations. Approximately 50 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. Kiddie Academy intends to reach 200 Academies by 2017, with all future growth coming via franchising. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.
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