Preparing Children for School and Life
FasTracKids is a leader in preparing New York City children to get into the most competitive and coveted public and private schools. Our centers offer a wide array of enrichment programs including: math and reading, Gifted and Talented test prep, Handwriting Without Tears, and FasTracKids preschool, summer camp and after-school classes.
FasTracKids provides an educational advantage by encouraging children to discover a love of learning in a fun and interactive setting. Independent research has shown that children enrolled in FasTracKids improved their expressive and receptive vocabularies 100-150% faster than their peers! Our classrooms are equipped with a SmartBoard to help develop and reinforce a child’s communication, creativity and critical thinking skills.
Frequently Asked Questions about FasTracKids
My child goes to daycare, do they need FasTracKids classes too?
We believe our classes compliment any existing programs your child attends. Our program is unique in that it offers a learn-through-play loosely structured curriculum that slowly prepares children for the classroom. Our programs help with gradual separation, something that daycare and other activities do not focus on.
Are the teachers fully qualified?
Definitely. Our teachers are successful University Graduates and cleared by DOJ/FBI background checks. Our learning center directors monitor the teachers weekly to ensure quality of services administered. Our franchise-approved and trained teachers provide top of the line instruction for your child. Most of our teachers also hold positions or are studying for careers in psychology, higher education, special education or academics.
Does FasTracKids push kids too hard?
Absolutely not. We pride ourselves on the customization qualities of our program. Each child is given unconditional and independent attention by our teachers. Our teachers will learn where your child is when the enroll in the program and will softly guide them to where you would like them to be by the end of the program. It is our goal to help all children explore their world and discover their own unique gifts and talents, at their own pace.
I don’t have any FasTracKids Learning Centers near me, what can I do?
Please let us know where you live! We may be able to suggest a location that is not too far from where you live. We also like to know where the demand is for our programs. If we find enough parents in a specific neighborhood want our programs, we may just make it happen!
My child is turning 5 at the beginning of the year and I don’t know whether to send them to school. How do I know if they’re ready?
School readiness is not a black and white topic. Each child has their own way of thinking, communicating and learning. Throughout their time with us, our teachers will keep track of their growth and by the time they graduate from our G&T101 or Preschool program, our teachers will have a transparent and honest suggestion on whether or not they are ready for the classroom.
Ready to give your child the edge?
FTKny has the largest selection of educational enrichment, preschool, gifted & talented and tutoring programs for children ages 2 -14 in the NYC metropolitan area and our Upper East Side Manhattan center is ready to give the gift of knowledge.