What is TLC for Kids?


TLC's Mission

At TLC, our mission is to be a school that empowers the children of today to grow into the leaders of tomorrow.
If you look back on the past 20 years, you will see that our society has gone through remarkable changes.
Technological advancements, especially those contributing to the proliferation of Internet usage, have changed the world as we know it.
In the age of information, a smartphone is all it takes to have news from around the world delivered right to your fingertips.
In the next 20 years, the rate at which these changes occur will only accelerate.
Larry Page, the founder of Google, has on many occasions remarked at how drastically the job market will change with improvements in Artificial Intelligence technology. As Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has stated, “Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of the skill set… 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower.”
The goal of education is to foster the skills that our children will need to become productive and successful members of society. 
So, what exactly are the skills necessary to thrive in the next 20 years?
 
The answer is “TLC.”
 
T stands for Thinking Skills.
Who am I? What are my strengths? What kind of life do I want to lead? Thinking Skills are essential to cutting your own path through life. Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. and Jack Ma of Alibaba both created futures that no one before them had even imagined. Without strong Thinking Skills, it is impossible to stray from the well-trodden path. TLC fosters the Thinking Skills that inspire our future leaders.
 
L stands for Language Skills.
English is the world’s most widely spoken language. Inevitably, those who cannot understand English are left behind in the newest global innovations in business, technology, medicine, and education. Using an effective, teacher-approved curriculum, TLC cultivates a high level of English literacy in its students. Reading and writing are a given; we aim to equip our students with the Language Skills necessary for self expression.
 
C stands for Communication Skills.
In our world today, the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively is valued just as much, if not more, than simple knowledge retention. Globalization has made Communication Skills essential to success. TLC uses a theatrical, song-based teaching method to create an environment conducive to learning teamwork skills through work and play.

The Methodology

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.

Music

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Visual Cues

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Theatrical Activities

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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.


Curriculum Overview

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. 


Results

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.