Kids With An Edge offers truly unique and powerful early learning programs.
Research has repeatedly shown that the preschool and kindergarten years critically impact the rest of a child’s life socially, emotionally, and intellectually. When my children were young, I made the decision to leave working as an engineer and start a preschool where I could be sure my children received a strong foundation.
I carefully crafted a curriculum for early learning, keeping in mind that I wanted my children to always be happy, compassionate, creative, and curious learners who would be attracted to exploring new concepts and taking on new challenges.
All kids are incredible and they have these innate “superpowers” that allow them to view the world with a purity, a wonder, and an undaunted “let me try, my turn now” spirit. It is our job to make sure they grow up with confidence and never stop using these superpowers.
“About 85 percent of the human brain develops in the first three years of life. During this crucial developmental time, young children form the “wiring” needed to think, communicate, move and form attachments with those around them. Children who have nurturing, healthy and supportive experiences in their early years are much better prepared to succeed in school and life.” – Thrive Washington
“In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children…studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, form more stable families of their own. We know this works. So let’s do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind.” – Emphasizing the need for high-quality preschools, State of the Union, February 12, 2013
“DESPITE our best efforts, too many of our city’s children are not thriving in school. If we invest in our kids early, well before kindergarten, we can change this gloomy reality. Several long-term evaluations show that children who attend high-quality preschools are better prepared to enter kindergarten and learn.”
–Tim Burgess, The Seattle Times
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.”Old Chinese Proverb