Reading through this article How to Give Toddlers an Academic “Edge” by Richard Rende, PhD, (link removed after publishing) we were amazed at the parallels between FasTracKids’ programming and the points mentioned by the author. Our NYC area tutoring and enrichment programs delve deep into your child’s imagination, playfully expanding their academic growth and interest in learning.
The first point, deeply engage multiple senses, is addressed throughout our Core Enrichment program.
The second point, model exploration rather than instruction, is especially prevalent in our classes. Or teachers are not talking at kids in chairs, writing on a black board. The teachers are there with them, coaxing them to experiment, touch, speak, vocalize, and explore. Our rotating subjects increase a child’s opportunity to explore new subjects throughout our 1 and 2 year programs.
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The third and final point, encourage explanation, is an integral part of our curriculum. We encourage and expect our students to explain what they are thinking, what they’ve learned in an effort to instill communication skills and reflection on experience whether in the classroom or in life.