Founded by Kristin Meyer and her two sons, Hayden and Tristan, Kids Rook aims to teach children all levels of chess while at the same time, instilling essential character traits that will be beneficial for success at every stage of life.
Our mission is simple. We strive to:
Keep kids engaged through interactive lessons that not only advance players gaming ability but teach important skillsets. Identify key areas of concentration that are building blocks for promoting improved self-esteem, confidence and maturity. Design curriculum that encourages children to adopt healthy learning habits early on. Support ways for children to improve their emotional intelligence; cognition; and verbal, critical thinking and mathematic abilities.
Recognize and reward hard work and advances in skill attainment through positive reinforcement! Offer continued guidance beyond the classroom with one-on-one private lessons, personalized evaluations and assessments. Organize activities that test strategic and tactical aptitudes through classroom involvement exercises and inviting competitions. Know our students strengths and limitations and work with them to showcase their successes and overcome their challenges.