All children in our care should be able and allowed to develop into strong, curious and independant personalities in a safe environment.
Healthy, strong mind and body
Breathe in, relax, concentrate and… do the downward dog! Yoga offers our children benefits beyond stretching; it teaches skills that will last a lifetime. The ability to breathe deeply, control thoughts and emotions and carry a sense of calm within. Yoga enables our children to excel socially, emotionally and academically. Urban Kids Academy children’s yoga classes are fun and relaxed classes that benefit the mind, body and the whole child.
Not only does gardening allow our children to observe plants, it also teaches them early on that plants only grow and thrive with the right care. Plants only produce a yield if they are watered, the soil is loosened and weeds are pulled. In this way, our children learn to take responsibility and enjoy their work.
Our children who garden are laying an important foundation for their future lives. They are introduced to a healthy lifestyle, take responsibility for nature and reduce their fear of healthy food. Gardening promotes important qualities such as respect for other living beings and nature, environmental awareness and personal responsibility.
Cooking and baking
Cooking and baking is fun. When we cook or bake with our children, the children learn to wait. Because not all children can cook and bake at the same time. Hygiene rules are also important. I wash my hands first. Cooking appeals to all 5 senses and is an incredibly calming and at the same time stimulating activity. When we “cook and bake” at Urban Kids Academy, we also incorporate maths, science and language. The mixing, pouring, smelling and tasting leaves our children with delicious experiences that they will remember for years to come!
Feeling the rhythm
With swing and music through the day: music is omnipresent with us.
Our piano teacher comes once a week and can be booked additionally by parents.
Our music teacher comes once a week and introduces us to the world of instruments, sound experiences and rhythms.
We sing children’s songs daily with our children in the morning circle. Music enriches the minds of the little ones, gets them in time and rhythm and can even increase a child’s IQ.
Gymnastics - Every learning process begins in one's own body
The Urban Kids Academy offers child-friendly sports activities to promote the development of each individual child. Our gymnastics room is child-friendly and safely equipped. Well-trained educators and external educational partners introduce our children to the world of movement in a creative and fun way. Through the use of targeted movement games, children learn about their bodies and can develop their motor skills. In the context of play, the focus is of course not only on sport, but especially on promoting social interaction with their playmates.
Our little explorers
Observing earthworms, collecting screws and testing them, how high building blocks can be stacked – endless things are part of children’s research. With numerous experiments, we encourage our children to learn how things work.
Art - "Mr. Lion wears many colours today"
The art lesson at the Urban Kids Academy is one of the foundations of early childhood education. Through varied art projects using a variety of materials and techniques, the art lesson encourages creative expression in our children. We challenge the budding artists with special and fun methods to make great progress in their development. Through age appropriate craft projects, paintings and other creative masterpieces, the children develop a sense of pride in being able to express themselves.
Our stage children / ballet and theatre classes
The ballet and theatre classes offer our children a fun and positive way to experience the joy of self-expression and movement. The aim of Urban Kids Academy is for our children to develop good spatial awareness and get a sense of movement and rhythm through music. Your child will experience a lot of joy in movement and a variety of dance and theatre styles in a playful environment. We encourage the children’s enjoyment of movement and through varied activities that stimulate their imagination, rhythm and expression.
Welcome to the Urban Kids Academy
Our passion is to create places for children with wholehearted dedication, where your children, you loving parents, and we as employees feel comfortable, learn through play, and have great joy.