Computer Kids started in 2012, out of sheer passion. Before being a director here, I was, in fact, a Software Consultant. I had worked for a few Consulting firms and my job had taken me to 5 countries. I was away from home a lot and being in the technology sector, I was eager to expose my kids to technology as early as possible. Most of the name brands and expensive daycares around us didn’t have technology programs. Therefore, I had to forge a solution for myself that I could implement at home along with my hectic work schedule.
I found a way to break down difficult technology concepts into simple steps that my young kids could comprehend. I did this and my kids began to do these activities with their friends and their mothers started to ask us for help. That is how the idea of Computer Kids Daycare started.
Our world is changing so rapidly and early exposure to technology will better prepare our children for the jobs of tomorrow. It is very important to give them a head start and position them for success. All I am trying to achieve with the kids while they are still young is to plant technology seeds into their minds and make them comfortable with it so that when they get into school and start taking classes, they will be familiar with it.
This is my vision for my children and those children that come to our Childcare Center and most especially those parents who have very little or no exposure to technology.
When I took a break from Consulting, I went for training in Early Child Education and started Computer Kids Daycare shortly after. Today, nothing gives me more joy than to see the kids enrolled at our Center very comfortable with technology. Seeing those little fingers clutching the mouse is ecstatic. Watching them build structures and learning abstract concepts in a fun way makes my day. My own kids are helpers too, I practice with them first before rolling out to kids at the daycare.
At Computer Kids, we have a Computer Lab and have incorporated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) into our curriculum. Words cannot even describe my joy when I see little kids working on their experiments and doing programs on the computers, it is a great reward and it is one of the reasons why we are unique and why Parents choose us!
We start the kids at age two exposing them to science and technology. They work in the computer lab on Abcmouse, they play interactive games on the Smart Panel. They play on the BEAM which turns the floor into interactive educational games. They work on Rokenbok building blocks to play construction with big blocks, and so on.
We have found a way to turn technology play into learning and by doing so, we are planting technology seeds into the minds of our kids. I am convinced that when they get to high school or college and are introduced to programming or engineering concepts, the kids will pick it up with ease based on what they are currently doing now.
I have a Master’s degree in Computer Systems and I remember when I was first introduced to computers and data processing at the University. It was not easy for me to grasp compared to my peers because of my educational background. The kids at our Center will be much luckier than I was.