Quiet classical music, sensory materials, blocks of movement and Kids Yoga provide your child with relaxation and enjoyment, at the same time making young mind perceptive to the high amount of educational material. This is a style of learning at the Brilliant Kids NYC.
This program is specially developed for our youngest learners. Wide variety of sensory materials and funny games are designed to introduce initial mathematical and engineering concepts to little children. Short blocks of activities are specially adjusted for the early age. A lot of classical and modern pedagogical strategies are intended to develop logical thinking skills. Besides our main goals we pay special attention to the speech development and establishing children's social interaction.
The earlier you start Gifted and Talented test prep, the higher chance of passing it with impressively high score. Most G&T test components are based on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale that is used as an assessment tool for the Hunter Elementary School. Verbal Routing of Stanford-Binet IS assesses child's cognitive thinking in a perspective of expressive language. We cover all these aspects, including OLSAT, NNAT-2, learning categories, prepositions, verbal concepts, and cognitive thinking development.
While the younger learners are introduced to initial concepts, our curriculum for 4-year-olds is based on higher level of cognitive abilities. It includes verbal and nonverbal parts of G&T Test (OLSAT and NNAT-2), variety of categories, prepositions, verbal concepts, quantitative skills, expressive language. We have structured curriculum and lesson plans. However, our experienced educators apply differentiated instructions and individual approach to every single child. Small class size (6-8 children) allow teachers to work individually with each child according to his/her level and learning style.
High score on the G&T test is a great achievement! However, it does not guarantee child's academic success at the Gifted and Talented Program. Honored kids are expected to perform in math and reading on a high level. School reading level includes child's ability to read, memorizing sight words, and demonstrating reading comprehension. Understanding and manipulating addition, subtraction, statistics, number families, measurement, and other math concepts are challenging for most of the young kids. Inability to meet required academic level decreases young student's self-confidence and makes parents concerned about child's placement at the G&T program. Our small class setting allows to pay individual attention to each child and gain impressive academic achievements in reading and mathematics. We ensure that every single student participates during classes and demonstrates noticeable progress.
Natural curiosity attracts young children to engineering, technology, and science. Kids adore to explore different materials, their features, and ways of their connections and interaction. We encourage kids for creativity and imagination while they manipulate big choice of materials and learn basic STEM concepts. At the same time our young "engineers" and "scientists" learn verbal concepts and prepositions (e.g., in, on, under, over, on top, in front of, behind, etc.), opposites (e.g., soft and hard, smooth and rough, long and short, etc.), action words, following directions, taking turns, sharing, and expressing themselves verbally.
Children are naturally curios about engineering, technology, and science. They adore to explore different materials, their features, and ways of their connections and interaction. We encourage kids for creativity and imagination while they manipulate big choice of materials and learn STEM concepts. Our 4-year-old "engineers" and 'scientists" learn about difference of 2-D shapes and 3-D objects, balance, symmetry, asymmetry, length, height, weight, creating labyrinths, using step-by-step instruction booklets for building Lego. They explore different materials and their features, compare, make science experiments, manipulate robots, and discover the other exciting STEM components.