It is simple to use Clever Kids University Pre-K at home or in an early learning center. Parents and teachers can begin using the program with little or no training.
For very young children (ages 2 and 3), Clever Kids University offers “lapware.” In this model, the child essentially works on the program in the lap of their caregiver. Children and caregivers work together to complete each day’s activities. Children drive the learning, choosing what to do next and authentically responding to the prompts, while the caregiver provides support, attends to the child’s choices, engages the child in dialogue, and focuses the child’s attention.
For preschool children (ages 4 and 5), Clever Kids University Pre-K offers independent learning to be monitored by a caregiver. Children may work independently or in small groups with an adult nearby. While a 4- or 5-year-old child can successfully complete all activities in the program independently, the depth of learning increases when a caregiver attends to the child’s choices, engages the child in dialogue, and focuses the child’s attention. Moreover, there are several activities each week that direct the child to talk to and work with a “grown up.” Clever Kids University Pre-K reports offer caregivers and teachers an easy way to monitor a child’s progress, track time on task, and evaluate the skills the child is mastering.