Early Learning Program

Our Goal: To Encourage reading, thinking, learning, and enjoyment of healthy activities.

Early education has a positive impact on a child’s achievements in later school years. For some children, acquiring basic learning or healthy living skills can be difficult. Recognizing this, The Kody’s Kids Early Learning Program was created to help children develop a passion for learning and for a healthy lifestyle.

The Kody’s Kids Early Learning Program works with children of preschool and kindergarten age. This program focuses on children from all backgrounds. The Early Learning Program teams volunteer school teachers with Kody O’Bear to help children learn the importance of Reading, Healthy Activities and Kindness to Others. Children are also taught about a healthy lifestyle, which includes the importance of Proper Nutrition, Physical Activity, Oral Hygiene and Sun Safety.

The Kody’s Kids Early Learning Program uses the guide developed by the Delaware Early Learning Foundations for School Success as a template for its curriculum. The main character in the program is Kody O’Bear, a 6-foot tall, live teddy bear, who assists teachers in getting the children excited about learning. Kody speaks to the children about visiting libraries and traveling the world through books, recognizing words, and the joy of having good manners.

The Kody’s Kids Early Learning Program is evaluated by the classroom teachers or directors. The Early Learning Program team and the Program Director use these evaluations to determine the effectiveness of the program and to gather any suggestions for improvment.

Reading With Kody O’Bear

In our effort to reach as many children as possible, Kody’s Kids promotes and shares its mission with the Reading With Kody O’Bear Video-Disc Program Packets. The packets contain a video of a storybook being read and worksheets enhancing the story. The worksheets can be copied and used in a classroom or given out to take home.