Why Young Minds In Motion
Each child is born tabula rasa (with a clean slate), with at least one talent and one gift; most have more than one. It is our goal to identify what gifts and talents they possess. One way we do that is through PROJECT-BASED LEARNING.
We have developed specific knowledge, attitudes, and skills beyond those identified in the traditional school standards that will help our students have a successful academic experience.
Our goal is to build on students’ strengths and address areas for improvement through observations and consistent assessments.
Young Minds in Motion is here to service target communities and empower families through educating their children and preparing them early for success.
We do not consider ourselves a daycare center, but rather, an academy of learning that services the whole child by providing social, emotional and most importantly, academic support through hands-on learning.
Here at Young Minds in Motion we understand that education is the key to that success, and for this reason we want to give every child that enters doors the opportunity to succeed and thrive by providing a quality rich experience that is specifically geared towards making each child “Gifted and Talented” test ready by the time they reach school age and are ready to transition.
By taking these initial steps we aim to empower parents by giving them the power to CHOOSE where THEY want their child to go to school, rather than being forced into zoned schools that are presently failing our children.
Each passing student will automatically receive an approved variance into a school that has a “Gifted and Talented” program and this allows communities to regain control of how THEY want their child to proceed academically. It also provides each child with the same educationally rich opportunities other affluent communities automatically receive that are not readily available to our communities because of socioeconomic disadvantages.
Here at Young Minds we aim to build families one child at a time.
Every child will be tested and assessed before entering the school. Once we have assessed their strengths and weaknesses we build an individual curriculum not only for them to meet the standard but exceed the standard.
How children learn is as important as what they learn and that is why we have created a free-flowing atmosphere, with state of the art technology. This includes Smartboards, laptops, IPads, tablets that promote interactive learning for all students.
Our curriculum provides consistency and predictable routine, which is comforting to children. Children are relaxed and ready to learn when they can anticipate what is happening next.
Chess program to build strategic thinking.
Every week the students will participate in two and three-dimensional art, music, dramatic play, and creative movement.
- Transportation available for children in the surrounding area
- Gifted & Talented Instruction and Test Prep
- Use of instructional games and activities to facilitate hand on learning, like ABC Mouse and others
- Field trips to the theater, museums, sporting events as part of our enrichment program
- Bilingual Instruction
- Overnight Care (Coming Soon)
Our primary goal is to have every student read and comprehend what they are reading by the time they enter kindergarten. With this being our number one goal we listened to the experts.
The National Reading Panel began a study in 1997 and in 2000. The Panel released its findings, stating that there are five essential components that must be taught in an effective reading program: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension. That’s why we combined both phonics and whole language, while still promoting project based learning.
We welcome you to come in for a tour and hear more about our proprietary system that can only be found at Young Minds in Motion.