Afterschool Reading & Writing (ELA)
Ages: Pre-K students (2021-2022)
Session 1: Tuesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, September 21 - December 14
Session 2: Thursday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, September 23 - December 16
Session 3: Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am, September 26 - December 19
$525/person (12 weeks)
This 12 weeks program is designed for children entering Kindergarten in September 2021, with particular focus on improving and accelerating your child's reading and writing skills. We will be following the ELA literacy curriculum to provide academic support, homework help, and project assistance in reading and writing. Each session will be led by our dedicated instructor, Ms. Corrie, who is a former elementary school teacher and received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. We are committed to providing age-appropriate emotional, social and academic support.
Why Dream City?
-Small group size: Each session will have a maximum of 6 total students.
-Improve targeted skills, from brainstorming ideas, handwriting, reading strategy, reading/writing reflection to research skills.
-Build perseverance and practice time management. We teach children how to think through writing in strategic chunks, so kids spend thoughtful time on each step.
-Access to Teachers College Reading & Writing Project learning materials; Students will learn techniques to accelerate reading level and improve writing.
-Periodic reading level assessment will be performed to assess progress.
"The communication between staff and parents is exceptional - they will work with you to make your child's learning and enrichment experience ideal for your situation. The kids are learning, thriving and most of all, living their best existence during these incredibly difficult times.
This place is worth every penny. Corrie and her team are an amazing addition to our neighborhood and Dream City is just what the kids needed for a little dose of normal in this very abnormal year." - Nona R. , Brooklyn, NY
Why Dream City?
*Small Class Size
*Full Access to Columbia Teachers College Curriculum for K and 1st grade
*Registered vendor of NYC Department of Education
*Individualized coaching and supervised learning
*1-to-1 activities to meet specific learning goals
*Fully Insured; Strict Safety & Hygiene Protocols
*Large Facility Provides Space for Social Distancing
*Proactive Parent-Teacher Communication
- PBL Project Based Learning Approach -
Not only do students learn how to work better in group by providing their own input, listening to others, and resolving conflicts as they arise, students also form relationships with community members when working on projects, gaining insight for careers and beyond.
Students learn to look at problems with a critical thinking lens, asking questions and coming up with possible solutions for their project.
In working on a project, students learn to manage obstacles more effectively, often learning from failure and possibly starting over from scratch.
Students learn how to solve problems that are important to them, including real community issues, more effectively—even learning from failure and possibly starting over.