While studying elementary education at The College of Saint Rose, twin sisters Shameka and Lynette met Tom, who, like them would go on to teach in the region's public elementary schools. As the founders of TSL Adventures, the three harbor a passion for teaching children and high-fiving crossing guards that extends beyond the classroom. In an interview with Fox 23, Tom elaborated on the trio's connection by saying that they "share the same enthusiasm, that same boisterousness."
Their enterprise with TSL Adventures began with summer programming that educated and entertained children with community-focused classes and team-building skills. During the camp, kids sing songs, conduct science experiments, and splash around in pools on swimming trips. Teachers work closely with kids throughout the whole day, which is broken into a clear, detailed schedule for parental perusal every Monday. TSL Adventure's summer programming has now expanded to include afterschool care and early-childhood education with diverse age-integrated and age-separated activities.
Yankee Trails World Travel's cozy coaches transport fans to Yankee Stadium for an evening of early-season American League competition against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees took six games of eight from the Twins in the 2011 season and look to improve upon last year's division-clinching 97-win campaign. Alongside veteran shortstop and five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter, the Yankees 2012 roster brims with breakout talents that include Robinson Canó, the 2011 Home Run Derby champion whose out-of-the-park hits have dramatically increased reports of UFOs hovering above the Bronx.
On a given afternoon, Tiny Tots Tea Room buzzes with excitement while kids swoop down slides or tame a roller coaster designed for pint-sized thrills. Inside the playground and cafe, children ages nine months to six years old gleefully frolic amid one another while indulging in open play sessions held six days a week. The space features fun for both kids and adults, who unwind in Tiny Tots cafe while sipping signature drinks, such as espresso drinks or Tiny Tots tea, and noshing on snacks including wraps, housemade desserts, and plenty of gluten-, dairy-, and peanut-free dishes. In addition to promoting open play sessions, the space hosts birthday events with all-inclusive theme parties such as Princess, Rock-star Diva, Ohh La La Spa, and Playroom Parties on the weekends.
Tumbling Tykes began as a dream of owner and mother Denise Pardo, who always wanted to create a safe environment for kids to play and learn. Today, her facility buzzes with the voices of sock-clad children who clamber across its indoor and outdoor playgrounds stocked with colorful posters, interactive toys, and stimulating play structures. All of these are designed to foster creativity and self-confidence, as well as promoting physical fitness and improving motor skills. Besides birthday parties and parent-supervised open-play sessions, the center also hosts camps and attentive instructors lead kid-friendly classes in art, music, and cooking.
It begins as the slightest ground rumble. Then there’s a knock at your front door, where OCD's team of cleaning professionals breaks into song: "We obsess so you don't have to!" After crossing “epic musical introduction” off the list, cleaning techs set to work following a strict 40-point obsession checklist, designed to rid fixtures, floors, and finicky tiles of dust and grime. Once the house is in shipshape condition, homeowners can solicit OCD's personal-assistant services to plan a party, finish grocery shopping, or throw a grocery-themed party.
In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff uses testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics, which stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.