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What Makes Us Different?

KinderNoggin offers fundamental components missing from many childcare programs: exceptional care, superior educational programming and teacher commitment. Check out what makes KinderNoggin different from traditional childcare programs.

What Makes Us Different?

Traditional Childcare
Little one-on-one attention 100% focus on children all-day with a caring teacher devoted to every child’s total well-being
Typically no standard curriculum Academic curriculum based on developmentally appropriate goals and objectives coupled with state approved curriculums for early childhood education
Daycare/Babysitter setting “Total child development” learning program – focusing on intellectual, emotional and social growth
Minimal structure with little or no true educational focus Each day filled with a variety of well planned activities that feed into every child’s natural curiosity
Teachers view their position as a “job” Teaching culture centered on the passion for education and the love of children. The teachers demonstrating a commitment to teaching as a career.
Low teacher pay/High turnover Above average teacher pay and incentives to attract “elite” teachers committed to a career in early childhood education
Varied teacher educational requirements – minimum credential requirements Lead teachers with minimum Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
Teacher not fully engaged Teachers fully engaged with a strong commitment to ensuring that every child in his/her care grows to their full potential
Parent involvement not encouraged Parent involvement embraced, encouraged and is an essential factor in our program

No parent-teacher conferences Semi-annual parent-teacher conferences to discuss individual milestones and accomplishments
Children wander around all day with little guidance and direction Children engrossed in a learning environment that allows for a full day of stimulation with appropriate periods of rest
Typical overuse or misuse of time-out for discipline Conscious Discipline Techniques

What does Superior Care look like?

 Children feeling safe and secure are waving “bye-bye” to parents as they run off to play with their friends.

  Classrooms decorated like home with cozy areas for reading and child sized furnishings. Lots of toys, books, dress up clothes, games, puzzles, blocks, art supplies…all the wonderful things children love.

  Toddler rooms filled with soft play areas encouraging exploration – No walkers, swings or other confining equipment that limit their natural curiosity.

  Children skipping to their spot on the carpet excited to listen to a story, sing a song, learn a new math concept or maybe participate in a puppet show.

  Loving teachers soothing babies, giving hugs after a “boo-boo,” and taking an active interest in the personal care of the children.

  Children sitting together enjoying lunch “family-style.”

  Teachers passionate about their profession sitting on the floor engaging children in stimulating conversations or dancing to playful music.

  Children excited to see their parents to share the adventures of the day,however, not wanting to leave because they will miss their teacher and friends.

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