When establishing our first KIDS&Co. kindergartens and nurseries 15 years ago, our aim was to help parents combine two very important roles in their lives: that of a parent and an employee. That’s why we decided to open our facilities in the most convenient localizations, in the immediate vicinity of large workplaces.
As one of the first in Poland, we introduced bilingual education in preschools. For 14 years, we’ve been systematically building our original programme of emotional intelligence and social skills development. We teach children skills in the field of experimental sciences, coding, robotics and show them how they can creatively use state-of-the-art technologies. With this in mind, we seek cooperation with leading technology companies and our facilities offer cutting-edge learning materials as well as multimedia devices.
We currently run 4 campuses in Warsaw. The kindergardens & nurseries are open from early mornings till late afternoons.
We teach bilingually, using language immersion methods
Individual approach to each child (key person - key groups method)
Beautifully arranged, modern interiors
Original programs regarding emotional intelligence and social skills
Catering serving healthy and tasty meals founded on a macrobiotic diet
Our Kids & Co is a Warsaw network of nurseries and kindergartens (which also offer the introductory primary school year, the so-called “zerowka”) that have been running for 15 years. It has five locations in the most dynamic business areas of Poland’s capital. They implement their own program focused on children’s well-being, developing social and soft skills, and providing intensive teaching of English through immersion and the creative use of innovative technologies. Our Kids & Co aims to develop bilingual children who will thrive in the 21st century.
Preschool/K Curriculum approach at KIDS&Co. Warszawa : Play-based
KIDS&Co. Warszawa has a Play-based approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Academic approach).
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Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. "Pre-academic" skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different "stations" set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
What KIDS&Co. Warszawa says: The KIDS&Co. kindergarten ensures not only the professional realization of the Ministry of Education’s plan, English-speaking education which shapes children’s natural bilingualism and an original programme developing social skills and emotional intelligence. It also offers a warm and family atmosphere, thanks to which children come here with enthusiasm and explore the world feeling safe and accepted.
Academic Culture approach at KIDS&Co. Warszawa : Supportive
KIDS&Co. Warszawa has a Supportive approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Rigorous approach).
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A school with a "supportive" academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, that the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a "rigorous" academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
What KIDS&Co. Warszawa says: This information is not currently available.
Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.
Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.
What KIDS&Co. Warszawa says: The kindergarten’s day schedule is designed to maintain a balance between free play, outdoor play (arranged almost in any weather) and classes. Throughout the day, children have constant contact with both Polish and English, which helps them develop natural language skills, at the level of a native speaker.
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD:
Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
Formal adjustments are made to the delivery of lessons to help mitigate the learning difficulty or exceptionality. The underlying content and expectations remain unchanged with accommodations, however. (Example: allowing a student to write tests in a quieter room).
The underlying content and expectations are modified and/or simplified for the sake of the student. (Examples: allowing student to use a calculator on a test when other students can’t; allowing students to bring word-banks or “cheat sheets” into certain tests, etc)
Research-based therapeutic measures that target and ameliorate the underlying weakness.