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Preschool Programs Intro

Our Preschool Programs

Our child-centered Park Slope preschool programs provide a solid foundation for future academic growth in preschool aged children. FasTracKids Preschool programs utilizes an exciting, interactive program with a focus on creativity, communication, confidence, critical thinking and collaboration.

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Explorers & Discoverers | Jr. Summer STE(A)M Academy | G&T 101: Gifted & Talented Program | G&T 102: Gifted & Talented Prep | Handwriting without Tears | Preschool Reading Enrichment | Preschool Math Enrichment

Explorers & Discoverers

FasTracKids explorers preschool park slope program

Ages 2 – 3

The preschool experience sets the stage for your child’s attitude towards school. The best first school experience for your child is through FasTrack®Explorers. Our proven method of delivering a firm foundation for learning is available as a multi-day preschool program. Our FasTrack Explorers’ curriculum for 2-3 year olds will provide your child an interactive, digital learning experience blended with opportunities to collaborate with teachers and peers.

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FasTracKids discoverers park slope preschool program

Ages 3 – 4

FasTrack®Discoverers is a multi-day program and subject-based curriculum. Using the FasTracKids® Core Enrichment program along with other developmentally appropriate activities, children 4 – 5 years old can improve their communication and language skills. Children are also introduced to activities that improve handwriting, literacy, phonics, math and music knowledge while having fun. This program runs three hours a day, 3 – 5 days a week.

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5 Days

$2500/yr

4 Days

$2000/yr

3 Days

$1500/yr

2 Days

$1000/yr

2 Days

$5,246.25/year

$6,995/year

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3 Days

6221.25/year

$8295/year

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4 Days

$8,587.50/year

$11,450/year

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5 Days

$9,712.50/year

$12,950 /year

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Jr. Summer STE(A)M Academy

Jr. Summer STE(A)M Academy

Park Slope Preschool Summer Camp

Fun and challenging enrichment for ages 3.5 – 5
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm

Activities include:

Smart Board, hands-on projects, arts & crafts, experiments, role-playing, videotaping & more!

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Astronomy
7/5 – 7/8

Explore our galaxy and the concepts that hold it together.

Biology
7/11 – 7/15

Children discover the wonders of plant, animal and human life through activities and scientific experimentation. Children take a “virtual” trip to the Amazon, the Sahara and Antarctica to learn about their unique ecosystems.

Artists Studio
7/18 – 7/22

Join Ana Paula in the FasTrack art studio and be inspired by the works of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso while creating unique pieces of art! Students will enjoy creating their own cartoon story, interacting with digital art on the Learning Station, making several sculptures and illustrating books.

Anatomy of Me
7/25 – 7/29

Through the exploration of different, major body systems such as the skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and circulatory & nervous systems, your child will explore the human anatomy and learn to develop healthy habits along the way.

Earth Science & Geology
8/1 – 8/5

The Earth reveals its wonder and variety as children explore climate, geology, and forces of nature. Activities and games on the Learning Station allow the children to take imaginary world journeys to examine and understand the composition of the earth from its surface to its core.

Natural Science
7/8 – 7/12

Children participate in a variety of scientific experiments including magnetism, flotation, molecular change and buoyancy. The children gain an understanding of the scientific method through these experiments and games.

Dinosaurs
8/15 – 8/19

A trip to the Pre-Historic Ages and back, to discover the dinosaurs and the fossils they left behind.

Technology & How Things Work
8/22 – 8/26

Examination of transportation, electrical and computer technologies helps children discover what makes every day items work.

Speech, Drama & Art
8/29 – 9/2

Through exploration of the performing arts, children learn how to communicate their own unique ideas.

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FasTracKids Core Preschool Enrichment

FasTracKids Preschool STEAM Enrichment

Our Flagship Preschool Enrichment Program

FasTracKids Preschool STEAM Enrichment is the Flagship Preschool Enrichment program which started it all and still is the ONLY Gifted and Talented Program for children ages 3 & 4 years old.  Designed by experts in Gifted & Talented Education, the FasTracKids Preschool STEAM Enrichment Program Exposes Children to 12 STE(A)M based topics through and inquiry-based learning approach, while simultaneously developing young children’s concentration skills, leadership skills, communications skills, critical thinking skills, and more; utilizing a special Zig Zagging teaching Methodology!  It does not end there, this ingenious program has been scientifically proven to help challenge young learners to learn 2x faster than their peers and is the ONLY program in NYC which is scientifically proven to be highly effective (Learn more about the Wellesley College study)!

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The FasTracKids Program is such an evolutionary major push forward in early childhood education that on September 22nd, 2006, it was featured on a front page article in the New York Times!

The best part about this 2 hour, once a week, 2 year program is that children love it.

especially bright, gifted and curious children.  FasTracKids Preschool STEAM Enrichment is a pioneer in the development of the now popular learning through play methodology; we call it “Learning Cleverly Disguised as Fun”!

The central Philosophy of this program is:  “With the proper instruction and reinforcement, most children can perform at the level we now call gifted.”

If you agree to this philosophy and are the parent to a potentially gifted or just plain bright or curious preschooler, then please schedule a Free Trial Class in our Preschool STEAM Enrichment Program Today!


Pricing

FasTracKids Preschool STEAM Enrichment Enrichment Program: $199/mo
Registration & material fee: $125

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Preschool Gifted & Talented Test Prep

G&T 102: Gifted & Talented Test Prep

It’s never too early to get ahead!

How we Prepare Your Preschooler for Gifted and Talented Tests

FasTracKids has been preparing children for entrance into gifted and talented tests and programs since 2003, longer than any other company in NYC!  Not only are we the longest standing company but we also have more offices throughout New York City dedicated to the early enrichment of children!  We have perfected the process of preparing children for these hour-long tests that can determine preschooler’s educational futures.

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We understand that for many families this can be a stressful time but with our highly professional staff, amazing child friendly facilities and child centered teaching approach, children actually learn to greatly enjoy learning with us at FasTracKids.

One of the main advantages to our system is that it is proven to be effective with over a 93% pass rate and that our teachers are highly experienced experts in teaching children the important skills necessary to ace the exam.  We take great pride in that the majority of our teachers have been with us for many years and have worked with hundreds of children. Our teachers are truly experts in the field.

Our program has been refined over the past decade and has been perfected to help children home in their verbal as well as non-verbal critical thinking skills so that they can master both the OLSAT as well as the NNAT2.

We utilize manipulatives, worksheets, touch screen technology, games and apps as well as provide homework and classwork material.  We even have a unique “Reach for the Stars” rewards system which awards children for their fine work so that they can win toys and books.

We also teach then the necessary test taking techniques which helps to boost their scores.  Focusing is a major issue for many 4 years old but our 14 session course has proven to greatly increase children’s focus over a 4 month time period of preparation which typically last from September to December.

We offer private 1:1 sessions which meet for 45 minutes each week as well as small group classes which include a maximum of 4 students per teacher that last 1.5 hours each.


Pricing

Private 1:1 Gifted & Talented Test Prep: $1795 (14 weeks, 45 min sessions)
Small Group 5:1 Gifted & Talented Test Prep: $1495 (14 weeks, 1.5hr sessions)

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Preschool Handwriting Without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears

Research supports the active teaching of handwriting.

Recent findings demonstrate that writing by hand improves creative writing skills and fine motor skills. In fact, elementary students have been found to write more and faster by hand than when keyboarding. It’s our mission to help maintain and teach the necessity of handwriting in a technological world. While we embrace technology in our classroom, we know this essential skill is crucial for the next generation’s growth and success.

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park slope handwriting program preschool

Children learn joyfully with the multisensory readiness activities in My First School Book. Children of different abilities develop and practice crucial readiness and pre-writing skills. Boost readiness and pre-writing skills with My First School Book. Then help introduce children to lowercase letters with Kick Start Kindergarten!

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Kick Start Kindergarten is an extension to My First School Book and is ideal for transitional kindergarten, senior kindergarten, or 4/5 Pre-K classrooms.

  • Introduces students to lowercase letters earlier
  • Provides added phonological awareness and fine motor skill-building
  • Includes teaching guidelines and lessons plans for easy teacher prep
  • Developmentally sequenced to fit a nine-month or year-round Pre-K calendar

Pricing

Small Group 2:1 Handwriting Without Tears Program: $280/mo (4hrs/month)
Registration & material fee: $100

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Preschool Reading Enrichment

Preschool Reading Enrichment

Fundamental reading comprehension skills.

At FasTracKids we recognize the growing need for preschoolers to transition into their elementary years with fundamental reading skills. The staff at FasTracKids is dedicated to giving every child a head start to becoming strong, independent, fluent readers. The reading enrichment program at FasTracKids provides the necessary skills your child needs to transition to the elementary years with ease. Every child learns at their own pace and in their own way. All reading enrichment instruction is multisensory and incorporates auditory, visual, tactile and gross motor activities. Every child will learn through this program because attention is paid to each child’s learning style within a small group setting.

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Enroll your child in FasTracKids reading enrichment today and see their interest in reading grow along with their beginning reader skills. For more information on the reading enrichment program, please schedule a Free Placement Evaluation Today!

Level 1

Ability upon Completion

  • Comprehension of the basic concept of the target language through learning names, locations,
    and order
  • Matching consonants and short vowel sounds to appropriate letters (Phonemic Awareness

Contents

■ Motor Skills ■ Shapes, Names, Location, Classification, Order ■ Alphabet/Sound ■ Vocabulary ■ Numbers

Level 2

Ability upon Completion

  • Practicing high-frequency words(100 sight words)
  • Extending vocabulary by practicing rhyming words

Contents

■ Consonants ■ Vowels ■ Rimes ■ Sight Words ■ Reading Comprehension


 

Pricing

Reading Enrichment: $200/subject per month
Registration & materials fee: $100

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Preschool Math Enrichment

Preschool Math Enrichment

Exclusive academic development program

Park Slope Preschool offers children access to one of the world’s most exclusive academics development program.  No other preschool can even come close to providing such a powerful, results driven, proven, research-based, and most importantly child friendly academics enrichment program!

Math Enrichment Learning Materials

Numerical Figures

preschool learning materials

Numerical Figures assist in developing the concepts of number and quantity.

Blocks & Shapes

math learning materials preschool

Blocks and Shapes assist in developing depth perception by matching and finding the location of various shapes.

Clear Paper

preschool math learning

Clear Paper is used to trace and copy various shapes. This helps students to develop their mental skills in relation to depth perception and location.

Colored Blocks

colored blocks math enrichment

Colored Blocks assist in the understanding of numbers as well as length. As students manipulate Colored Blocks, they develop their perception of depth and location.

Mirror

mirror activities help children learn math

Mirror activities require students to draw shapes symmetrically. This forms the basis for line symmetry that will be introduced in future studies.

Wooden Blocks

wooden blocks math enrichment preschool

The manipulation of Wooden Blocks enables students to learn depth perception, location, and spatial relationships. This is crucial in the development of critical and analytical thinking skills.

Thinking Bricks

preschool math thinking bricks

Thinking Bricks consist of three cuboids that can be used to stack up the bricks. (5 pieces, 2 sets)

Thinking Pentos

math thinking pentos

Thinking Pentos are used to build a model built by putting the sides of unit squares together. (12 pieces)

Thinking Cubes

thinking cubes

Thinking Cubes are used to build a model that comprises the figures with concave surface built by putting together the faces of 3 or 4 cubes. (7 pieces)

 

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playmath material at park slope preschool
park slope preschool math enrichment materials

 

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Eye Level is South Koreas #1 Supplemental Education Program.  A billion dollar company that is obsessed with having the very best programs for children’s development in the world! The early levels of the program are clearly designed with the child’s interest at heart with colorful worksheets filled with games, puzzles, even comics and more.

Research clearly shows the vital importance of developing early math skills.  Children utilizing the Eye Level program starting at age 4 can within a 1 year period of time develop into a 2nd grade level math student by the time they enter kindergarten at age 5. No wonder South Korea is consistently ranked within the 10 Smartest Countries Based on Math and Science.  Best of all, Eye Level has figured out how to make this process fun for kids so that they themselves want to do it! Go figure.

The benefits continue from there all the way up until 8th Grade Level Math.

math eye level materials park slope preschool

math materials park slope preschool

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Not to mention that Eye Level is the ONLY program that has developed a comprehensive CRITICAL THINKING PROGRAM which is included as part of the math programs as an added bonus!!!!!!!  Children call these books the fun books.

This is truly a game changer for children as they can further develop their critical thinking skills starting at age 4 in preparation for Gifted and Talented Tests and further more prepare them all the way up to excel on  the SAT’s!

We can go on and on but we believe it would be best for you to just see for yourself by clicking this link.


Pricing

Math Enrichment: $200/subject per month
Registration & materials fee: $100

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