Building core concepts skills at a young age is essential. With studies showing that about one third of children’s intellectual skills will be developed by age six, it is important to increase your young child’s exposure to a variety of experiences. Our preschool classes do just that. We also employ gradual separation techniques to prepare children for school.
We believe that play is essential for a child. However, learning trough play or as we call it “Learning Cleverly Disguised as Fun” will ensure your child has the tools he/she needs to be successful in the classroom.
My 2 year old son is in the preschool classes FasTracKids Explorers. He loves learning and is having a great time. I love the kid friendly professional environment, amazing gifted teachers and the hands-on interactive approach to learning. We’re looking forward to the science program in fall. Excellent place to enroll your child if you want them to catch up or get ahead, gain critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
Both of my children, ages 4&3, attend the FasTracKids program and love it. As parents, we can both see that they are learning and enjoying it. My son has come so far since the program has started and my daughter is blossoming as well. We love the way they teach the children using the interactive Smartboard. Its so much more advanced than preschool. They have so many different classes to offer we also took advantage of the Gifted and Talented prep course.
If you are looking for a pre-school in Williamsburg for your 2 or 3 year old, where you want them to feel challenged, excited and motivated, look no further. This is the right place. Ayla loved it. I loved it for her. And would recommend the program to anyone who values education with absolutely no hesitation.
My son went to their preschool program this past year and has loved going every day. They have a busy day learning, singing, playing and doing artwork. The teachers are sweet and patient and my son loved seeing them every day he went. My only wish is that they offered longer days. I highly recommend sending your preschooler to FasTracKids.
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How do you deal with discipline ie. hitting, biting, pushing?
A zero-tolerance policy is followed in all scenarios involving hitting or biting. Parents of both children are immediately contacted and such behavior is promptly addressed. In instances of mild aggression, the child is put on a 1-2 minute break, and the rule (ex.”no pushing”), is reiterated to the child both at the start of the break and at the end of the break. Parents will be informed any time a child is put on a break. Repeated instances may be escalated to further action.
What does “gentle separation” mean?
While all parties (teachers and parents/caregivers) must share the goal of helping the child achieve independent learning, the parent/caregiver may stay with the child for as long as necessary. The parent plays a passive role in the learning environment and interacts with the child minimally, allowing the teachers to engage the child in class activities and to begin to create a student-teacher bond with the child.
What is independent participation?
Students are expected to participate without their parents/caregivers for the full length of program.
What if my child doesn’t want to participate on any given day?
All children at FasTracKids have two choices: they may choose to participate in the activity at hand, or to watch. Both choices are positive choices
My child is not potty-trained. Do you change diapers?
No, we provide a comfortable facility so that the caregiver or parent can change the child’s diaper.
What if my child has allergies?
Adhering to a nut-free policy, FTKny.com learning centers are sensitive to the needs of children with food allergies, and takes great care in handling such situations. You will have the opportunity to specify your child’s allergies prior to the start of your child’s school year or semester.
What is your drop off/pick up procedure?
Carefully designed drop-off and pick-up procedures assure clear communication between the teachers and the parents. Students are released one-by-one at the end of the school day to the adult specified on the morning sign-in sheet.
How clean is your facility?
We take great pride in providing an exceptionally clean facility for our students. All classroom toys, gym equipment, and every surface in our facility are cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis.
What is your teaching philosophy?
FasTracKids’ approach has combined many early learning approaches via use of technology to create the best environment possible for young children. How FasTracKids goes beyond the Montessori approach is that we believe collaboration, communication and socialization are very important elements for young children. Children work in teams and collaborate on experiments, problem-solving puzzles and dramatizations. This differs from Montessori’s independent and individual approach.
Play-Based: We believe that at learning should be disguised as fun
Gifted & Talented Readiness Develops a foundation of skills that pertain to the OLSAT/NNAT, Stanford-Binet, or ERB admissions exams. Develops early reading/writing and math skills.
Focus on academic enrichment: Our program is a great fit for gifted children that need more individualized attention to hone their abilities
“Handwriting Without Tears”, multi-sensory curriculum designed to develop early writing skills
Experienced, certified teachers: Our staff of teachers have taught at top-notch preschools and hold Master’s degrees in early childhood education
Small class size: 5:1 ratio maximum!
Visible improvement: Track your child’s progress right before your eyes! Our parents’ waiting areas are equipped with TVs that have live video feed from the classroom cameras. In addition, after each class, the teaches will verbally update you on your child’s progress and quarterly will submit a written report.