We want to support parents with their online schooling efforts and help them prepare younger children to enter the classroom.  Dream City is now offering Learning Pods to support these efforts.  We will group children in cohorts of 6 or less, each with a dedicated instructor who is committed to providing age-appropriate emotional, social & academic support.  

 

Dream City Learning Pods is a single purpose youth program, providing academic support in a safe, small-group learning environment for school age children. Dream City is a registered vendor for the NYC Department of Education. 

We understand there is still a lot uncertainty regarding school schedules, as well as concerns about student safety both in and out of school.  At Dream City, we are diligent about health checks, sanitizing and disinfecting, and we are committed to keeping every child safe and every family informed.  Learning Pods at Dream City offer a safe and fun place for kids and give parents a few hours a day to get work done.

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

*Fully Insured; Strict Safety & Hygiene Protocols

*Large Facility Provides Space for Social Distancing

*Proactive Parent-Teacher Communication

Learning Pods

Ages: K & -1st Grade in September 2020

  

Hours & Pricing:

Mornings: Mon - Fri, 8:30am – 2:30pm, 4 weeks

$1,850 full-time / $1,200 flexible schedule (10 days)

Afternoons: Mon - Fri, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 4 weeks

10 days, $600 flexible schedule / $450 extended pod schedule

If you are interested, please complete this survey here, and we will reach out with more updates.  

  • Provide a dedicated, qualified instructor and personal desk for students to participate in remote learning activities.

  • Follow school curriculum and provide in-person academic support during synchronous and asynchronous activities, homework, project assistance and enrichment activities to enhance the day's learning.

  • Keep groups together (including the teacher) to avoid mixing individuals across cohorts.

  • Incorporate P.E. (physical education) curriculum during free play time within Dream City.

  • School breakfast and lunch included.  Lunch period will vary for each cohort.

  • Supplement school curriculum by offering more context and in-depth learning after online-lessons, challenging students to be curious and addressing questions.

Ages: 2.5-4y

  

Hours: 

Mon & Wed: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Tue & Thur: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Sat: 9:30am-11:00am

4 weeks, $600 Mon/Wed or Tue/Thur, $300 Sat

If you are interested, please complete this survey here, and we will reach out with more updates.

  • Offer an engaging space for children to socialize, play and learn.

  • Provide a dedicated, qualified instructor to guide learning activities such as music, movement, art, foreign language and construction.

  • Learn social skills such as sharing, thanking, apologizing, greetings & goodbyes.

  • Ease transition to pre-school with gentle separation process 

  • Keep groups together (including the teacher) to avoid mixing individuals across cohorts

  • Practice pre-school routines like lining up, sitting in a circle, walking together and packing/unpacking.  

  • Encourage exploration and child-directed learning during free play time within Dream City

Toddler Program

Benefits

Exclusive --

Dream City will be closed to general public on weekdays as long as schools are maintaining a remote or blended-learning schedule.  Our students will have exclusive use of the facility during the pod hours. Arrival time and pick up time will be staggered. For safety purpose, we have "no sharing" policy for general supplies (pencils, papers, folders, binders, smocks, etc.). Every student will have an assigned storage unit for their belongs as well as a Dream City bag for their supplies.​

Engaged and Collaborative --​

When children actively contribute to the program, they are more likely to be engaged in play that responds to their interests, abilities, and strengths. With Project Based Learning approach, students collaborate in a process of sustained inquiry, then reflect their learning through research, discussion, assessment, debate and presentation. 

Individualized Coaching and Supervised Learning --

Our learning pod is designed to allow students to get into the flow of their work as well as receive individual or small-group coaching for core skills. Not only do we have experienced instructors to enhance students' learning during the remote learning session, we will also have enrichment program and activities to support the learning of the day.​

Safety Protocols --

Temperature check, health screening and masks are required for staff and students upon arrival. An hourly cleaning check-list is performed on all high-touch surfaces and deep cleaning will be performed before and after each session. For more information about our COVID-19 related safety protocols, please visit our Safety page.

- PBL Project Based Learning Approach -

Collaboration

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.

Critical Thinking

Students learn to look at problems with a critical thinking lens, asking questions and coming up with possible solutions for their project.

Perseverance

In working on a project, students learn to manage obstacles more effectively, often learning from failure and possibly starting over from scratch.

Problem Solving

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.

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108-48 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375   (718)880-2352     info@dreamcityfohi.com

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