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What is a play-based curriculum? [video and blog]

With an abundance of preschool teaching philosophies out there, you'll probably be left confused on what's the best choice for your child. In reality it comes down to a number of things in addition to the curriculum including cost, convenience, community, and location. 

It would be wrong for me to say that play-based sits at the top of preschool curriculum leader board because every child is different. However, one thing is for sure, kids are kids! They're meant to have fun in the early years but that doesn't mean they can't pick up skills and knowledge at the same time.

We've spoken to Kids Konnect teachers across the Bay Area and have come up with these three awesome benefits as well as quick video interview:

3 Quick Ways to Help Your Child Through Their First Day at Preschool (San Leandro)

Taking your child to their first day at preschool can seem scary at first.

Not knowing how your child is going to behave or react to their new environment can seem overwhelming for parents and caregivers as well as little ones, but this is a totally normal response to a very important day.

At our brand new preschool facility in San Leandro, we are committed to providing children age 6 months to 5 years a stimulating environment to learn and develop through a play-based curriculum.

Whether your child is learning valuable STEAM skills that will give them an advantage in kindergarten, or practicing their communication through play with their peers, you can rest easy in the knowledge that our preschools give children the start in life they deserve.

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Whether this is your first child to attend preschool or they already have siblings who have gone through the process before, their emotions – and yours – are likely to be running high.

However, there are some ways to make the transition a little easier.

Let’s discover 3 quick tips to help your child get through their first day at preschool.

4 Summer Activities for Preschool Children and Parents in San Leandro


Summer is an exciting time of year in San Leandro.

With the sun shining and temperatures rising, August is an excellent month to spend time exploring with your preschooler.

We at Kids Konnect - one of the leading preschool providers in the Bay Area – are delighted to be opening our fourth preschool and infant center in San Leandro in September 2019.

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Our San Leandro site will offer children age 6 months to 5 years a stimulating environment to learn and develop through a play-based curriculum.

From equipping children with an essential foundation in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) subjects, to developing lifelong social skills, at a Kids Konnect preschool, your child gets the start in life they deserve.

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Finding activities to keep your whole family busy is not always easy, so to help you find something everyone can enjoy, we have compiled a list of 4 summer activities, perfect for preschoolers.

Why not see if you can give them all a go and let us know which ones your child liked best?

The Benefits of Smaller Class Sizes: 4 Important Reasons Why Our Preschool Staff to Student Ratio is One of the Lowest In Oakland

Preschool education provides children with a fantastic platform to learn and develop during their early years.

At Kids Konnect, our play-based curriculum and STEM (STEAM) focused lessons ensure your child’s day is filled with fun and stimulating activities.

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We love helping your little one prepare for kindergarten and at our Oakland preschool your child is free to explore the world around them while enjoying all kinds of fun with their friends.

Did you know that at our Oakland preschool, our teacher to student ratio is just 1:3?

Thanks to one of the lowest teacher to student ratios in the area, we’re able to offer your child a unique balance between socializing with their classmates while at the same time benefiting from one to one support from our highly qualified staff.

So, what are the benefits of smaller preschool class sizes? Let’s discover 4 important reasons why we think keeping staff to student ratios low is best for your child.

Why Preschool Gives Young Children the Best Start in Life (Part 2 of 2)


Attending a Kids Konnect preschool is a brilliant opportunity for young children to learn and develop in a safe and caring environment.

Our play-based curriculum, packed with STEM (STEAM) based learning activities, equips your child with transferrable skills and abilities that benefit their later learning.

Tell Me More About STEAM

California has the highest population of all states in the US and as a result, is home to a diverse range of people, cultures and ethnicities.

Raising children with an appreciation of differences is therefore an important part of what we do at Kids Konnect.

Teaching children to be accepting of their peers and to have empathy for others are also lifelong values that will serve them well into adulthood.

One way we teach children about cultures is by introducing them to holidays you may not celebrate at home. Click here to find out more about celebrations at preschool.

What is a Play-Based Curriculum?

At Kids Konnect, we also know that although being a parent is incredibly rewarding, it can be tough on your mental health and social life.

That’s why preschool daycare can be great for you and your child – it enables them to learn and have fun, while providing you a chance to maintain your career or gain extra time for your own needs.

In last week’s blog post, we discussed how preschool helps your child to establish daily routines and can give them a head start academically in an increasingly competitive world.

In part 2 of our extended blog post you can discover how preschool teaches your child about culture and why preschool can help parents to socialize with other parents and caregivers.

Click Here for Part 1