Quiet classical music, sensory materials, blocks of movement and Kids Yoga provide your child with relaxation and enjoyment, while simultaneously stimulating perception to the volume of educational material. This is the style of learning at Brilliant Kids NYC.
This program is specifically developed for our earliest learners. A broad range of sensory materials and funny games are designed to introduce initial mathematical and engineering concepts to toddlers. Short blocks of activities are specially structured for this early age. A variety of classical and modern pedagogical strategies are implemented to foster logical thinking skills. Beyond our primary educational goals we also integrate strategies to foster speech development and help establish social interaction.
Early enrollment in Gifted and Talented test prep courses has been proven to increase test scores. Most G&T test components are based on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale which is used as an assessment tool by the Hunter Elementary School. Verbal Routing of Stanford-Binet IS assesses child's cognitive thinking in a perspective of expressive language. Our program covers all these components, including OLSAT, NNAT-2, learning categories, prepositions, verbal concepts, and cognitive thinking development.
While younger learners are introduced to initial concepts, our curriculum for 4-year-olds is based on higher level cognitive abilities. This program includes verbal and nonverbal components of the G&T Test (OLSAT and NNAT-2), variety of categories, prepositions, verbal concepts, quantitative skills, and expressive language. We feature a structured curriculum and lesson plans. However, our experienced educators apply differentiated instruction and an individualized approach to each child. Small class sizes (6-8 children) enable teachers to work individually with students according to their level and learning style. Your child will have two G&T practice tests, one is in the beginning of a semester and another one is in a couple of months.
A high score on the G&T test is a great achievement! However, that alone does not guarantee academic success in the Gifted and Talented Program. Students are expected to perform in math and reading at a high level. School reading levels measure a child's ability to read, memorize sight words, and demonstrate reading comprehension. Understanding and manipulating addition, subtraction, statistics, number families, measurement, and other math concepts are challenging for most young kids. Failure to meet required academic levels can damage a young student's self-confidence and cause parents worry about their child's placement in the G&T program. Our small class setting allows us to pay individual attention to each child and gain measurable academic achievements in reading and mathematics. We ensure that each student participates during classes and demonstrates notable progress.
Innate curiosity attracts young children to engineering, technology, and science. Kids love to explore different materials, their features, and methods of connections and interactions. We encourage kids' creativity and imagination while they manipulate variety of materials and learn basic STEM concepts. At the same time our young "engineers" and "scientists" learn verbal concepts and prepositions (in, on, under, over, on top, in front of, behind, etc.), opposites (soft and hard, smooth and rough, long and short, etc.), action words, following directions, taking turns, share, and express themselves verbally.
Children are naturally curious about engineering, technology, and science. They love to explore different materials, their features, and methods of connections and interactions. We encourage each student's creativity and imagination while they manipulate a variety of materials and learn STEM concepts. Our 4-year-old "engineers" and "scientists" learn to differentiate between 2-D shapes and 3-D objects, and also about balance, symmetry, asymmetry, length, height, weight, creating labyrinths, and using instruction booklets to build Lego structures. They explore different materials and features, compare, make science experiments, manipulate robots, and discover other exciting STEM components.