Fall

Learn to play. Play to learn.

We continue to be excited about Young Kidizens as a perfect beginning to the Kidizens program.  Our unique constructivist framework of city-building, role-playing and social learning enables groups of younger students to take on a guided discovery of real-life concepts.  While the overall concept and experiential learning philosophy of Kidizens runs through all problems, our curriculum for the “Young Kidizens,” is designed specifically for the target age group of 6-7 (and young 8′s), with the goal of simplifying many civic and economic concepts and bringing them to life with many play-based elements.

During the fall semester the “YK” will build houses, a farm, a police station, a fire station, a hospital, a library and an airport.  Each week they will also study “real-life” versions of each building before beginning their own LEGO versions.  They will find out just what a “day in the life” of a fire fighter, police officer or doctor includes through various events and interactions with their city.  They will also plan out roads and streets in their city as well as studying the history of automobiles and then building LEGO cars themselves.

Toward the end of the semester, each Young kidizen will also decide on a business to build and manage in town.  The YK will have to plan out their business, hire employees, design advertisements and set prices.  It’s going to be a big responsibility!

In addition, the Young kidizens will also meet and role play as a City Council to discuss issues in their city and find solutions.  Elections will also be held for Mayor of the city as well as other important government jobs.

In all, the kids will explore, build, have fun, and interact in a socially rich environment, without even realizing that they are continually learning.

Overview:

  • 15-week session
  • Students attend one session a week
  • Ages 6-8
  • Students build LEGO cities and interact with each other while learning simple real-world civics lessons
  • Teachers guide students with lessons and encourage “out of the box” thinking
Los Altos Location (Serving Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View markets):
 
 Homeschooling Options:Monday 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM        Young Kidizens

Friday        10:00 AM – 11:45 AM    Young Kidizens

After-School Options:

Wednesday      3:30 PM – 5:15 PM     Young Kidizens

Saratoga Location (Serving Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos and Santa Clara markets):  
 Homeschooling Options:Monday       10:00 AM – 11:45 AM     Young Kidizens

Friday          10:00 AM – 11:45 AM     Young Kidizens

After-School Options:

Wednesday    3:30 PM -5:15 PM          Young Kidizens

Dates: Our Fall Semester kicks off on Tuesday, Sep 2nd 2014 and ends on Friday, December 19th. We’re off the week of Thanksgiving from Tuesday, Nov 25th through Friday, Nov 28th – as there’s a class on Monday to allow a makeup for the Tue session start.
Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details or contact us.  

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