TLC for Kids is a private English school that teaches children ages 6 months to 8 years using a unique method that involves music, visual cues, and theatrical activities. TLC for Kids not only nurtures a student’s English abilities but also develops creativity, communication skills, and logical thinking abilities. Through a small classroom environment, each student receives one-on-one time with the teacher to build self-confidence and thereby reach his full academic potential.
TLC for Kids strives to bring out the absolute best in its students by developing their learning abilities and fostering personal growth, in order to help them truly achieve a lifetime of continued learning. This proactive approach to education was developed based on scientific findings of brain-based research and involves an active method of teaching.
TLC for Kids currently has school in Hawaii and California where it teaches children in a small group format of up to 6 students per class. TLC for Kids produces all of its teaching materials including music, video, worksheets, flashcards, and lesson plans.
TLC for Kids differentiates from other competing English schools through its special teaching method that materializes quick and effective results. Instead of taking a traditional approach to teaching, TLC strives to make learning fun for the students through three different channels.
These approaches to teaching stimulate memory and oral communication skills as well as creativity. Memory games, mazes, and hands-on activities also help to develop analytical thinking abilities Acting as a supplement to in-class activities is a comprehensive set of homework catered to the student’s level of ability. In addition, parents are able to access the monthly music and video files that are used in class to further solidify the students’ memory retention and create strong study habits. By doing so, the children will experience the learning process without the strain of traditional methods, making them the ones wanting to come back to learn.
TLC’s classes offer monthly curriculums to introduce age-appropriate vocabulary such as body parts, colors, numbers, shapes, directions, emotions, and time. Students do interactive group games, hands-on activities, and puzzles that vary by monthly holidays and seasonal themes. By having changing themes, they are able to make their learning more relevant to their lives.
TLC for Kids uses a variety of activities within our classroom. These activities are designed to assist our students with what they have learned. Depending on the student’s age or ability, activities have different ranges in difficulty.
Parents trust how beneficial and effective TLC for Kids' methods are after recognizing their child’s improvements and development. Children love the fun and excitement of learning with music at TLC for Kids, while also becoming confident learners. After hearing the English songs in class, children are able to sing along from themselves, often times as quickly as in a week. Aside from the music, theatrical activities serve to develop fluency and comprehension of the English language by tying a bridge between the words children hear and their meanings. This visible output is a clear indicator of the children’s learning and provides confidence to the parents.
By completing the full TLC curriculum, students can be expected to have mastered 5,000 words and be able to read first grade level books with fluency. Additionally, they can speak English at a natural pace and recognize 300 sight words to write simple journals, equivalent in ability to a student of the same age in America.