05 Apr2018April 6, 2018

Developing Social Skills at FKS

We believe children gain confidence when they have opportunities to try new things and experience success and failure in a supportive, inclusive environment. They learn independence when they have opportunities to practice self-help skills every day. And they develop empathy when they observe caring adults interacting with others and encouraging children to consider different perspectives....

05 Sep2015February 6, 2017
Preschool Notes

Preschool Notes

Welcome back to another school year! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited for another year filled with fun, sale laughter and learning. Each month we will explore many different themes and incorporate the alphabet, medical numbers, math, colors and shapes into our days. During this time we will focus on...

14 Feb2013February 14, 2013

What For Kids Sake Families Have to Say About FKS…

Here are some recent parent reviews of FKS: Hi Julie! I hope you are well. I think fondly of you and your wonderful pre-school!  Sally Burton-Hoyle, Ph.D., Professor of special education at Eastern Michigan University. Former executive director of the Autism Society of Michigan from 1994-2006.  Wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful...

13 Feb2013February 13, 2013

FKS Waiting List

FKS now has a waiting list as our preschool and infant/toddler center are operating at we consider full capacity (while still under the State mandated ratios)!  Reserving a Spot After you have toured FKS, speak with Director Julie to make sure the center has an opening in the program you want. You may reserve your child’s...

04 Jan2013January 4, 2013

Developmental Milestones at FKS

A developmental milestone is an ability that is achieved by most children by a certain age. Developmental milestones can involve physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication skills such as walking, sharing with others, expressing emotions, recognizing familiar sounds and talking.  Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood and school differ,...

26 Oct2012October 26, 2012

W-sitting in children: A habit worth breaking?

“W-sitting” or “W-sit” is a term used to describe a sitting position in which a child sits on the floor with their legs forming a “W” shape on the floor (knees bent, legs rotated and facing away from the body). When is it acceptable? Children often move into and out of this position during play...

03 Jul2012July 3, 2012

Handling Changes with Young Children

Handling Changes with Young Children Some children, and grownups, handle change more easily than others. All children are different and you need to look at their personalities, ages, and experiences when you are considering how to help them make adjustments.  Regardless of individual differences, there are some basic strategies that are useful to most parents...

06 Mar2012March 6, 2012

Our Approach to Discipline & Guidance

The job of young children is to learn about the world. They are trying to make sense of a lot and trying to learn how to behave in this mysterious place. Young children are striving for understanding, help independence and self-control. Children learn by exploring, diagnosis experimenting and testing the limits of their environment and...

01 Mar2012March 1, 2012

Will Preschool Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten?

Will Preschool Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten? Parents are sometimes concerned about whether their child will be ready for kindergarten following a preschool education. In fact, early child care experts are noting an increased pressure by parents to teach preschool children how to count, name letters, make letter sounds, and even learn to read. However,...

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