Founded in 1982, The Piedmont School is a place where children who are struggling in a traditional educationl environment can achieve their learning potential. Students in first through eighth grades attend the school's full-day and half-day programs.
• For $19, you get an on-location, high-mileage conventional oil change (a $40 value). • For $29, you get an on-location, synthetic oil change (a $70 value). On Location Lubrication's handy auto experts take the grunt work out of caring for a four-wheeled companion by making house and office calls to thirsty transports. Buggies vacant of lubrication can guzzle 5 quarts of fresh, forward-looking synthetic oil. Or, tempt the bored bucket to try a new taste with O.L.L.'s high-mileage oils, which are infused with additives designed to rejuvenate age-ridden seals in engines old enough to remember walking themselves to school—uphill, both ways. Relinquishing the old, worn-out filter, your car will rev its engine in satisfied appreciation as the mobile handymen swap in a new, uncorrupted one. The friendly vehicle vets also check and top off the windshield-wiper, radiator, brake, and power-steering fluids before sending the newly slicked roaster safely on its way.
Unlike most schools, a child's mind doesn’t shut down as soon as it's summer. Luckily, Exploration DayZ's team steps in during these weeks away from the chalkboard, harnessing children's natural learning powers and pointing them towards new areas. They don’t work out of a regular school set up, though—they eschew traditional four-walled classrooms for the entirety of Greensboro. During day camps, counselors take groups to museums, parks, swimming pools, and other local destinations. Campers will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures through activities, such as African dance lessons, that don’t involve loitering at international airport terminals.
Exploration DayZ's commitment to education extends beyond the summer as well. Their knowledgeable tutors work with students during after school programs, helping them complete homework or learn entirely new skills, such as a foreign language.
Ten-year-old John refused to wear socks. His Asperger’s made him hypersensitive to touch and unpredictably violent with siblings and classmates. Four years on medication weren’t bringing the results his parents were hoping for, so they enrolled him at Brain Balance Achievement Centers, a network of therapeutic facilities aiming to assuage the symptoms of kids’ behavioral disorders without the use of pharmaceuticals. Within three months of starting his program, John’s tantrums lessened significantly, he became a member of the Boy Scouts, and his doctor approved eliminating his medication.
John’s journey is just one of many success stories shared by Brain Balance. Their programs strive to remedy the adverse effects of functional disconnection, a miscommunication between the two hemispheres of the brain, which they believe to be the root of conditions such as autism, dyslexia, and ADHD.
After an assessment of a child's physical and cognitive ability, a team of professionals designs a custom program of academic exercises, sensory-motor activities, and nutritional changes that can improve brain function. Along the way, continual feedback keeps families notified of the child’s progress. To achieve further awareness of developments in children’s neuroscience, Brain Balance partners with various research facilities such as New York’s F. R. Carrick Institute and the Children’s Autism Hope Project.
Turning Pointe Music & Dance is like a garden for artistic talents. Their instructors start cultivating dance students when they're just 3 years old, and as they progress, the fledgling dancers move on to more and more advanced techniques. The curriculum includes a four-level pre-professional program with technique classes that cover the finer points required of a well-rounded dancer. Turning Pointe Music & Dance's experts also teach music, and they work with adults during dance and fitness classes, such as Pilates.
At Romp n' Roll, children ages 3 months to six years participate in activities that encourage motor-skill development and creativity. Within the non-competitive and nurturing environment, experienced teachers lead classes in activities such as gymnastics, art, or music. Meanwhile, during open-gym sessions, children cavort across play equipment under parent supervision.