Days at Kïdo

Our international team of experts has created a comprehensive pedagogy, known as the Kïdo Early Years System (KEYS). This innovative system incorporates the best practices from teaching philosophies from around the world, such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia and the theory of Multiple Intelligences. The result is a play-based learning experience that combines child and teacher-led activities with free and structured play in inspirational settings. The program is customised to the developmental ability of each child. We modify our curriculum for each country we operate in, to adhere to their existing national curriculum frameworks. In the UK, the Kïdo curriculum is modified to adhere to the EYFS framework.

Who we teach

Our program is split into six levels. While each level roughly corresponds to an age group, in practice we usually move children to the next level when we feel they are ready. In the UK, the Kïdo curriculum is modified to adhere to the EYFS framework and does not offer all of the elements listed here.

Discoverers

Age range

6 - 15 months

Adventurers

Age range

12 - 27 months

Experimenters

Age range

24 - 39 months

Pathfinders

Age range

24 - 39 months

Seekers

Age range

48 - 63 months

Pioneers

Age range

60 - 75 months

How we teach

We divide our school year into six cycles, each lasting six weeks. At the end of each cycle, parents are given a portfolio of their child’s work. In the UK, the Kïdo curriculum is modified to adhere to the EYFS framework and does not offer all of the elements listed here. Discoverers enjoy their own dedicated learning system. For the other levels, weeks are divided into two different types of day:

Skills Days

These days are dedicated to our proprietary programs in math, literacy, STEM, art and much else. We use different learning stations for each activity, and combine sensory play, guided learning and workbook activities.

Explorer Days

Children tackle adult-led project, problem and inquiry-based learning programs, which integrate the knowledge they learn during the Skills Days. Over the course of six weeks, children will develop a project through arts and crafts, math, science, literacy or music-related activities.

What we teach

Find out what your little ones will be learning at our schools. The majority of our learning centers utilise KEYS, our proprietary curriculum. In locations where KEYS is unavailable, we teach an equivalent curriculum that follows the relevant national framework.

Studio K

Art is a core part of our curriculum

Art is a core part of our curriculum. Our artistic activities promote self-expression and help develop confidence, motor skills and imagination

Every school features an atelier – a creative space where children can experiment and express themselves

Children enjoy activities created by our teachers or a special guest contributor

We take children on fun trips to art museums and age-appropriate exhibitions

K-STEM

How we integrate science, technology and coding

We develop our students’ hand-eye coordination through fun activities like stacking blocks or sticking things together.

We help our students understand the functionality of specific tools and materials through simple and fun challenges.

We use computer technology to improve literacy and vocabulary.

We give our students problem-solving tasks that require teamwork to overcome, to teach them how to evaluate situations.

K-Schol

Our exclusive English and literacy program

We use children’s literature to awaken a love of learning within our students at an early age.

We encourage inquisitiveness which helps develop learning tools both inside and outside the classroom.

Children give small presentations to the class to improve their self-confidence.

We give the children small writing activities so they can begin writing the sounds they know – the first step towards them writing complete words and phrases.

K-Math

A fun and engaging way to learn about maths

We introduce children to mathematical concepts at an early age and revisit them repeatedly through their levels.

Children enjoy math challenges and games designed to keep them engaged and motivated.

The challenges gradually become more and more complex as the children progress.

Our activities make children apply math to everyday life.

K-Gym

We encourage healthy, happy students through K-Gym

We provide a range of fun, structured activities, coordinated by our staff or a guest specialist.

Children develop their motor skills through dance sessions.

Children engage in team sports and gymnastics to help develop coordination and balance.

Days are split into three parts: Warm-up (e.g. role-play or dance games), Main Activity (e.g. obstacle course or gymnastic class) and Cool-down (e.g. yoga or meditation).

Languages

Many of our schools implement a bilingual curriculum.

We encourage our children to develop a strong relationship with both English and Spanish.

To begin with, 80% of our curriculum is taught in Spanish, with 20% taught in English.

From the age of two onwards, this transitions into a 50/50 bilingual program.

We use hands-on, play-based and exploratory activities to strengthen their communication skills.