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FasTracKids Preschool Leads The Way in STE(A)M Learning

New Study Proves Add’t Value in Early Childhood STE(A)M Learning

We’ve long known how powerful exposing children to academics at a young age can be for their scholastic growth. We’ve written several articles about it over the last few months. Finally, more and more educators and schools are catching on to the STEAM phenomenon – realizing that teaching early childhood Math, English Engineering and more can have substantial positive effects on a student’s academic career.

A new study conducted by Berkeley published in the Journal of Applied Development Psychology supports what FasTracKids preschools have been doing for a decade: that “academic preschools yield stronger benefits.” The main author, Bruce Fuller, asks “whether pre-k impacts range higher when teachers spend more time on activities emphasizing language, preliteracy, and math concepts.”

Based on their research, the author concluded that “…for the average American child it’s encouraging to learn that academic-oriented preschool yields benefits that persist into the kindergarten year, and at notably higher magnitudes than previously detected.”

We’ve Been Doing It For a While

What great news this is! Research like this helps us prove to parents that their child will benefit by enrolling with our preschool programs way more then enrolling with a competitor. Most preschools still use a non-academic curriculum or lack curriculum all together. We see that parents want their child to have the best possible education and it is our duty to fulfill that need. We agree that “dressing up like a firefighter” is not enough. It certainly has an important place, but there are more important lessons to be learned.

We have realized that preschoolers can soak up and understand more information both broad and deep than previously thought. Fuller states, “If you can combine creative play with rich language, formal conversations and math concepts, that’s more likely to yield the cognitive gains we observed.” This is exactly the kind of activities that our preschools powered by FasTracKids delivers.

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Park Slope Preschool: Why Choose Us?

With so many Park Slope preschool options popping up, it is easy to question which is the right one for your family. This article will explain why we are the right choice for Park Slope families with preschool aged children.

park slope preschool viewing roomWhy FasTracKids Park Slope Preschool?

  1. We’ve been here a long time. We know the neighborhood. We know the families. We probably know some of your friends! During our time on 4th Ave we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t for the Park Slope neighborhood.
  2. We take the time to get to know each family. We take pride in our commitment to learning about each family, parents and children, to customize your child’s preschool program. Preschool is usually the first social and classroom setting children experience. Our tried and true facility and play-based teaching methods are why we can stand by our promise of affordable, premium preschool.
  3. Research based program. FasTracKids is a world class early childhood franchise that has been backed by a research study at Wellesley College.

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