FasTracKids is a gifted program (for gifted and potentially gifted students) designed to enhance the further intellectual development of naturally curious 3-to 7-year-olds. This STEAM+ Enrichment program is the culmination of years of research and has garnered a track record of proven successes in helping children achieve outstanding results in school and beyond!
A Broad Base for Learning
This invaluable 2-year supplemental enrichment program exposes children to more than 12 different subject areas, including Astronomy, Biology, Natural Science, Economics, Art & Creativity, Creative Literature, Math, and more. In addition to mastering subject matter, students also learn how to contemplate and overcome real-world challenges through a fun-filled, hands-on curriculum which engages them and encourages a lifelong love of learning. The program is designed for students who yearn for greater challenges and opportunities for creativity outside the classroom.
Vital Lifelong Skills
In the FasTracKids Program, children not only take on stimulating and worthwhile content but also gain vital skills that will contribute to their future learning and success. These skills, which are under-taught in the United States, can be attributed to a unique learning approach designed with an intentional focus on their development.
These valuable skills and our means for cultivating them include:
Creativity – Allowing students to use their imaginations to address complicated problems
Critical Thinking – Encouraging students to analyze and finalize concepts and ideas
Communication – Supporting students as they formalize their thoughts into clear expressions
Collaboration – Bringing together students in small teams to create products and solutions
Confidence – Creating a safe place for success, failure, and experimentation
At FasTracKids, helping children to build these skills, which extend beyond grade level and subject matter, is central in our approach to preparing students for the NYC Gifted & Talented Entrance Exam. The following testimonial, which we recently received from a parent whose child attended the FasTracKids Program more than 10 years ago, is a true testament to the success of this approach and the power of this remarkable educational opportunity!
My daughter, Jessica, attended the two-year FasTracKids program between ages 4 and 6. She is now in high school, and I would like to reflect on the journey she has made as an individual. I can say that Jessica is an outspoken, creative person with great analytical and social skills. She has been on a debate team for the past three years and loves arts and sciences. But Jessica was not always this confident kid. I truly believe that the FasTracKids program laid a critical foundation that Jessica was able to build upon in her journey. As a result of the program, Jessica truly opened up socially and had a great kick-start to her creativity. Jessica was an extremely shy child in every sense of the word, but through the careful coaching of the Fastrack teachers, Jessica was able to overcome that trait of her personality. Yes, parents, it is possible!
While in the FasTracKids program, Jessica passed an exam for the citywide gifted and talented program and subsequently graduated from Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Also, her success in American Debate League competitions would not have been possible had it not been for the right decision we made 10 years ago to sign her up and invest in our girl of 4 years old.
This being said, the program was also a lot of fun – and kids love to have fun!
Write your own success story!
FasTracKids’ G&T 101 program is the first step to acing the New York City Gifted & Talented Entrance Exam. If you’re ready to raise your child’s IQ (by up to 30 points!), enhance his or her educational and personal growth, and ensure a successful transition to a private or public school education, contact FasTracKids today to schedule a tour.