Early Learning Program

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

High quality, pre-school 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. Many children do not have the resources or home support necessary for their educational growth. Recognizing this, The Kody’s Kids Early Learning Program has created programs for Preschools and Head Start centers in Sussex County Delaware 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 facing challenges due to low income, learning challenges, or lack of home support. The Early Learning Program is for any classes interested in sharing Kody’s Kids teaching style. This program teams school teachers with a variety of Kody O’Bear’s characters 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. Other characters on the Kody O’Bear team include Professor P. W. Picklebee, Beets Beaver, Rea Raccoon and Webster Bookworm.

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 improvement.