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FasTracKids Preschoolers Get Sick Less Frequently than Full Day UPK programs, Parents Say

We learned about a customer that had sent her child to UPK for 4 months. She ended up pulling her daughter out of FREE UPK because her daughter was always sick and was regressing from what she had learned at FasTracKids.

FasTracKids educational preschool eliminates the need to send sick children to class or daycare. As cold season begins, our FasTracKids preschoolers remain healthier than kids that go to care. You may ask: Why? How?

It’s because our parents and customers do not rely on FasTracKids to take care of their children every day. Our families generally employ nannies or one parent stays home to take care of their children during the day. So, if a child is sick, the parents are not forced to send their child to daycare or preschool. This helps keep everyone healthier.

We know most parents don’t want to take their children out of the home when they are sick, but most do not have a choice whether it’s financial constraints or simply a matter of supervision.

Stay at home parents and nannies find our classes attractive because they offer flexibility throughout the week. Come any number of times throughout the week. Once a week, or all five days! We even have an add-on called G&T 101 which introduces new concepts to children in order to prepare them for gifted & talented NYC schools.

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On Nannies & Caregivers: A Response

Written by owner Franco Verdino, in response to this Park Slope Stoop article.

We understand that nannies are a costly option. But with a nanny, at home everyday, your child misses out on being with other kids. But they can join our program! We have options for many different budgets. Your child can get a super high quality dose of early childhood education and socialization!

Public pre-k options for four year olds can also be a great solution, but they are not preparing your child for gifted and talented entrance or helping your child learn at an accelerated pace – which puts them in a positive to lead and thrive in kindergarten. We offer solutions which do just that. We are a great add-on to your child’s Pre-K!

UPK/Free + Park Slope Preschool = cheaper than heck!

At FasTracKids you can rest assured that your child won’t be crying in the corner. We take pride in the fact that we allow families to see exactly how their children are interacting in the classroom via our exclusive television viewing network. Our goal is to be 100% engaged and not to punish or discourage.

Parents can combine nannies or part-time caregivers with part-time preschools. Park Slope Preschool, powered by FasTracKids is designed to be the ultimate in part-time pre-schooling options. Park Slope preschool not only provides a excellent social atmosphere for children who seek to socialize with other children around their age but also is rooted in a learn through play environment where learning and early academics takes center stage.

Park slope preschool takes pride in the fact that its center provides the most transparent experience for children that it offers a comfortable seating area outside the classroom for caregivers to be able to watch their children as they are learning. This level of transparency ensures that our teachers are fully prepared for each lesson and are committed to providing the very highest level of research based early childhood learning that is available in the world today. Park slope preschool also has plans to make this live video feed available to families on their smart phones starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

Park Slope Preschool prides itself on the fact that it is the least costly part-time preschool option in Park Slope, with the most advance early childhood curriculum’s available to its student body. Other part-time preschools in the area offer similar programs but charge tuition upwards of 50% to 100% more!

Park Slope Preschool has additional advantages over other neighborhood preschools. PSP is a licensee of 2 of the world’s leading, cutting edge, research based early childhood enrichment franchises, FasTracKids and Eye Level. These franchises truly offer the world’s top enrichment opportunities for young children in over 52 countries around the world. Many times families move to Park Slope from abroad and were already enrolled in FasTracKids Program back in their home country. They actively seek us out once they arrive in NYC.

And to top things off even further, many families register their children in other preschools only later realizing that they need to supplement their child’s education as most other neighborhood preschools are play-based only and do not teach many of the necessary skills that children need to succeed in highly competitive NYC public and private school. So they end up enrolling in our FasTracKids as well as Eye Level Programs separately, whereas these programs are fully included if are you are enrolled in Park Slope Preschool, making the program an even greater bargain!

Park Slope Preschool has already started the admissions process for the 2016-2017 school year in January. For those who want to get a jump on things, now is the time. Schedule a Tour today. At Park slope Preschool, the founder, Franco Verdino, is also the Director of the Program and is many times on site speaking to families in order to tailor each program to each individual child’s needs. 

5 Trends Seen in Today’s Brooklyn Preschools


Touch screen technology is all the rage in early childhood education.  Parents know all to well how engaging it can be for their children to play on such devices.  Although many early childhood education experts disagree and say that this type of learning can be harmful for a child’s development,  a balanced approach of mostly hands–on experiential learning supplemented with a dash of technology every now and then is probably your best bet!

Daycares with an educational / enrichment focus

These centers seem to be springing up all over New York City.  By packaging care with seemingly endless curriculum and enrichment programs   these center are trying to position themselves as one stop shops.  By offering more programing, thus adding convenience to families who have limited time to enrich their children, they charge higher rates than your standard daycare.  Just be aware that these centers have the high quality teaching staff to provide these intensive enrichment classes and that you are truly getting your money’s worth.  Many families later find out that they were paying the higher rates but were not getting a truly enriching experience for their children.

STE(A)M Infused

Science based learning and inquiry based learning are gaining a lot of attention and popularity when it comes to early childhood programs.  Research shows that young children can develop remarkable critical thinking skills and thus the trend of incorporating STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) should continue strongly into the future.

Gifted and Talented

While many families in New York City have very mixed feelings about gifted and talented programs and test preparation, the fact of the matter is that whether your child is truly gifted or not, young bright children can certainly learn the skills and traits necessary to thrive in G&T Programs and Tests!  Parents should just be aware that yes nature is a powerful force however nurture is what we as parents  can do to shape the future!


Dozens if not hundreds of “Montessori” schools open in NYC on a yearly basis but buyer beware!  While some of these schools do offer wonderful learning experiences for children, the name Montessori is not controlled or licensed by any governing body.  In fact, any school can change their name to “Montessori” at any given moment without having to answer to anyone!  Montessori is a wonderful philosophy that was developed over 100 years ago that has stood the test of time but how that philosophy is implemented in any particular school is anyone’s guess. This is a big problem, so please do your homework before enrolling your child in any program that calls itself “Montessori”!