By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.
They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.
PPA member and photographer Pat Guard employs her more than 40 years of experience to teach students essential camera-commanding techniques in her beginner digital-photography classes. During the three-hour course, approximately 15 shutterbugs learn to use their own DSLR cameras to blend image ingredients such as lighting, composition, exposure, and paprika into snazzy snapshots. Uncover the correlation between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to capture individual droplets during a rainstorm, and finally comprehend the inherent meanings behind the numbers on your digital sidekick, putting control into your hands instead of your camera's finicky non-hands. Throughout, Pat also imparts wisdom regarding cleaning and maintenance processes, camera modes, and appropriate lens selection.
During Baby Sensory’s engaging and creative class sessions, babies from birth to 13 months old take part in activities that foster physical, social, emotional, and language development. Since its creation in 2004 by Dr. Lin Day, the organization has grown into an international curator of creativity, reaching hundreds of parents and new persons throughout the world. An enthusiastic class leader helps about 20 parents, children, and invisible friends interact with each other in stimulating and educational activities.
HQ Photo Booths lets guests of any event wander in for a memorable photo moment that will be preserved in physical and digital form. They offer an assortment of packages that include props, unlimited printed photos, and online image galleries, which let the hosts go back and reminisce without having to hire detectives to figure out who did what at their party. Customers can also opt to have photo albums printed out or equip their booths with customized green screens so that the photos are imbued with a personal touch.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Within the kitchens at Chefs 2b, culinarily-curious kids learn to use their own hands to whip up delicious repasts and then pick up and taste the flambéed fruits of their labor beneath the watchful eyes of certified chefs. Variety abounds in the 1.5-hour-long cooking classes, where cheflets may bone up on cuisine from other countries, learn basic techniques, or reflect on the importance of keeping the lid on the blender. Classes are equal parts art and science, and kids learn how, like scouting for boy bands, a combination of disparate ingredients can come together to create something wholesome and harmonious.