When you sign your child up for an enrichment program, you are giving them the opportunity to enhance their education and deepen their understanding of a specific subject. But how do you know which program is right for your child? How does an enrichment program foster a more comprehensive view of a subject? These questions and more are answered below.
3 Things to Know Before You Enroll Your Child in an Enrichment Program
1. You Should Understand Your Child's Strengths & Weaknesses
Some parents opt for enrichment classes on a subject their child enjoys; this nurtures the student's strengths and talents. Other parents may go the opposite route by selecting classes in subjects that the child finds challenging or dull; the right enrichment program will help them tackle their issues with the subject head-on and spark a genuine interest by making the material captivating and fun. Know where your child's strengths and interests lie before signing them up for an enrichment class in just any subject.
2. A Small Class Means More Individualized Attention
In a large classroom headed by a single teacher, individual students sometimes don't receive the attention they need. The majority of enrichment programs are set up for a more personalized approach to education. There is often a cap to the number of students in a class, keeping class sizes small and intimate. Your child will receive the focus and support necessary to help them thrive.
3. Enrichment Programs Are Appropriate at Any Level of Learning
There is no hard and fast rule that a student benefits more by starting an enrichment class at a specific age. As soon as a child is showing an interest in the world and in learning, enrichment is appropriate as classes are tailored to age and development levels. There are programs available for children as young as two and as advanced as high-school-age.
FasTracKids is a learning center offering a variety of enrichment programs to students in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Their classes include preschool, after-school sessions, and summer camp. Call (718) 260-8100, visit them online, or connect with them on Facebook or Twitter to learn more or to enroll your child and let the learning adventures begin.