Academic Boot Camp Shows Amazing Results!

Critical Thinking Boot Camp for Kids

Fall 2015 Preschool Academic Boot Camp results are in!

CTC Fall 2015 PreK Results

Student success largely attributed to parent involvement
The results of The Critical Thinking Child’s Fall 2015 Academic Boot Camp are in, and the participating students saw significant improvement.

In comparing baseline data collected at the onset of the boot camp with post-program testing, all of the participating children increased their critical thinking scores, some by as much as 150%. The vast majority of the children saw an increase of 30% – 50%. This success is being largely attributed to parent engagement and involvement in the program. Continue reading “Academic Boot Camp Shows Amazing Results!”

Why is summer learning important?

Summer Learning Through The Critical Thinking Child’s Academic Boot Camp
Summer vacation is often perceived as a “break” from education. In reality, this “break” is an important opportunity for your child. It is the perfect time to enroll your child in a summer learning program that will help them master critical thinking skills.

During the summer months, many traditional preschools and grade schools are out of session. Unfortunately, this often turns summer into a missed opportunity. In the fall, when students return to school, teachers spend weeks re-teaching old information. Continue reading “Why is summer learning important?”

Summer Programs for Chicago Kids

Summer Program Fair

Hey there! We’re super excited to announce another event where you’ll be able to meet our team and learn about our Preschool Parents Mastermind which will give parents the tools and expertise they need to plot their child’s academic future.

This event is FREE of course and we are looking forward to all the meeting all the amazing families wanting to change the course of their child’s future through molding an educational plan to fit their needs. Continue reading “Summer Programs for Chicago Kids”

How do you choose the right preschool?

5 Tips: Find the best preschool for your child

How to choose the right preschool for your child

Enrolling your child in preschool can be a major transition. Trusting a stranger with their education and well-being, can be intimidating. Even worse, parents have so many options and face pressure to find the perfect fit.

It’s hard, but you don’t have to worry. With the right approach, you will find the best possible place for your child to learn and grow. There are some simple things you can do to cut down on the stress and make the process easier.

Tip #1: Start your preschool search early

You want time to evaluate all your options, and you don’t want to feel rushed into making a hasty decision. Continue reading “How do you choose the right preschool?”

How Do Parent-Teacher Conferences Work?

Productive Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Primer

Parent-teacher conferences may seem intimidating, but they don’t have to be. After all, you and your child’s teacher share the common goal of helping your child succeed. Each conference is a new opportunity to develop an action plan for your child’s success.
There are a few things you can do to ensure that both you and the teacher get the most out of the conference.

Do Your Homework

The best way to be a part of your child’s success is by becoming familiar with what he or she is learning. Play an active role in their education by staying on top of their grades. Continue reading “How Do Parent-Teacher Conferences Work?”

5 Misconceptions Preschool Parents Make About Academic Assessments

As a parent, you want to help your child succeed. We know exactly how you feel: we’re parents, too. Thinking ahead to Kindergarten there can be a lot of pressure to ensure your child is properly prepared.

Let us help you with our academic assessments, which are designed to take the chance out of education. We will show you the exact areas where you can best help your child. No more running around for resources. No more stressing over whether you’re teaching the “right” concept. Continue reading “5 Misconceptions Preschool Parents Make About Academic Assessments”