Super Kids Preschool & Kindergarten was founded in 1997 by sisters Wendy Kirsh and Christy Slagle. Wendy, then a private kindergarten teacher, and Christy, then a college student, firmly believed that they could create a premier preschool and kindergarten in which academic and social development are achieved in a safe and nurturing environment. Thus started Super Kids in a single classroom leased from a local church. Almost exclusively through word-of mouth, Super Kids quickly gained a reputation for excellence and outgrew the church facility. In 1999, Super Kids moved to its current location on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, Delaware. As Super Kids' reputation
continued to spread, so did our facilities! Now, more than eleven years and hundreds of students since first opening, Super Kids has developed into the premier and highly reputable school Wendy and Christy envisioned back in 1997.
Wendy Kirsh is Super Kids' Director and is in charge of the school's day-to-day activities. A licensed elementary teacher, a certified school administrator, and a mother of four young children, Wendy has both the professional and practical experience so critical to fostering the structured but safe and nurturing environment of Super Kids.
Dr. Christy Slagle, an optometrist and mother of two young children, is Super Kids' business administrator.
Our goal is to maintain a warm and fun-loving environment in which children can grow, feel welcome and be successful. At Super Kids, every child receives respect and individual attention. We teach our students to do their best, the importance of telling the truth, and how to be a good friend. We focus on positive reinforcement because we strongly believe that pride in accomplishments, no matter the size, build self-esteem and self-confidence every child needs to succeed.
Super Kids values and encourages parental involvement. No single influence will more strongly contribute to a child's health, happiness and success than parental involvement. We encourage and welcome parents into the classroom to visit, share lunch, or to participate at any time. We believe that when parents and teachers build a strong relationship they build strong children. Parents are a constant source of support for their children and we want you to become an active part of your child's academic career. As a parent, you should always feel free to speak with your child's teacher at any time.
We also recognize the importance of exercise. We incorporate physical activity several times throughout our daily programs, utilizing our indoor and outdoor play areas.
Every child deserves an opportunity to achieve greatness. Super Kids does not in any way discriminate against any race or religion.
Super Kids is extremely fortunate to have dedicated and caring teachers. Having been with Super Kids, on average, more than six years, our teachers embrace Super Kids' philosophies and share our passion for academic and child care excellence. Miss Sharon has been with us since our opening day, over 15 years! Miss Deidra has been with us for 11 years. Miss Donna has been here for 6 years. Miss Anne has been here for 10 years! We are proud to have such a strong and dedicated staff which allows us to offer a consistent environment for our children!
Every Super Kids teacher is certified by the State of Delaware and regularly participates in continuing education for early childhood education.
Our Academic Program
Super Kids Academic Program is envied by many public schools. This outstanding curriculum uses a whole language approach that incorporates phonetics and repetition to promote learning. The curriculum also provides excellent mathematics, social studies and science programs. Super Kids follows the highly respected A Beka Book Christian Curriculum to enhance it's academic program.
Super Kids kindergarten academic program is approved and regulated by the State of Delaware Department of Education. Our school and facilities are licensed and regulated by the State of Delaware Departments of Childcare Licensing and Public Health and the State Delaware Fire Marshall.
We maintain a Student: Teacher ratio10:1 during academic hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. During before-school hours and after-school hours we maintain a Student Teacher ratio as is consistent with all State requirements.
Super Kids offers year-'round enrollment. Our preschool and day care options are very flexible. The full day and half day prices include before and after school care.
- 5 Half Days Preschool (four hours per day; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
- 3 Full Days Preschool (6:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
- 5 Full Days Preschool (6:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
- 5 Full Days Kindergarten (6:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
- Before School Care Only (6:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
- After School Care Only (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
- Before and After School Care
Before and after school care is available for grades kindergarten through third. Parents must arrange student transportation. Certain local public schools will offer transportation options.
Children are enrolled for one full calendar year, subject to the terms of our Enrollment Agreement and school policies. Tuition is paid weekly in advance, with payment due each Friday for the following week. The first week's tuition is due at enrollment.
Each child is given five vacation, personal or sick days per school year, for which they will not be charged tuition. These days maybe split up or used all at once.
Holidays and snow days are included in the weekly tuition rates unless you choose to use your tuition free days.
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