Childrens Lighthouse Launches Virtual Learning Assistance and xSTREAM Quest After School Curriculum
Premier Early Learning School Expands Services to Accommodate Virtual Learning
July 31, 2020 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - To accommodate the evolving needs of today’s school-age child, Childrens Lighthouse Schools, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early learning schools in the United States, announce the launch of two new proprietary programs, Virtual Learning Assistance and xSTREAM Quest after school curriculum.
The Virtual Learning Assistance program was designed to provide a more connected learning environment for school-age children who are participating in virtual learning this fall. With flex plans that include full-day or block schedule options, the program is customizable to fit each child’s individual needs to ensure a setting conducive to learning.
“Through the Virtual Learning Assistance program, we hope to be a resource to families who are navigating e-learning this fall,” said Michael Brown, President of Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company. “While we are saddened that some children may not be given the opportunity to grow and learn as they normally would in a multi-person classroom setting, our Virtual Learning Assistance program can, at least partially, fill this void for them.”
Through Virtual Learning Assistance, students will have access to WiFi, private study areas and comfortable seating options in re-designed classrooms that are appropriately staffed to ensure an optimal e-learning experience. And, with specially designed schedules and integrated meal and snack times, students enrolled in virtual learning this upcoming fall will receive the same routine and structure they would from a traditional classroom.
“Not only will this program be an opportunity to assist with e-learning, but it will also give students the chance to safely interact with children their age,” said Shelly Pair, Vice President of Operations for Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company. “We know that social and emotional intelligence is key in early childhood development, so this program will allow us to safely facilitate social interactions and provide our students with a sense of normalcy.”
Childrens Lighthouse is also launching a new afterschool curriculum this fall. Launching September 1, 2020, xSTREAM Quest is a proprietary new STREAM-based after school curriculum designed exclusively for Childrens Lighthouse school-agers. Questers (students) take on solo, team, outdoor and community challenges to earn cog badges, eventually becoming cog masters in different subjects. The curriculum incorporates character values and community service with a STREAM (science, technology, reading engineering arts, math) focus, and will help children develop critical and higher-thinking skills.
“In all of my years as an educator, I have never encountered an afterschool program that has embraced a unique, comprehensive curriculum like xSTREAM Quest,” said Dr. Kristi Martin-Smith, Director of Education and Training for Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company. “The amount of engagement and excitement we’re already seeing from students who have participated in the program is remarkable. They’re having so much fun completing challenges and earning badges that they hardly realize they’re developing critical higher-thinking skills.”
To solidify its commitment to the health and safety of students and staff, Childrens Lighthouse Schools are also implementing additional safety and sanitation efforts. With daily temperature checks, restrictions on school visitors and enhanced sanitization and surfacing cleaning throughout the day, parents can rest assured that their children are learning in a safe and healthy environment.
About Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools? are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. Currently, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has 50 franchised schools in operation and 30 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools? have been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.
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