Through educational programs in English, Spanish, and other languages, the instructors at Language and Art Centers introduce kids, teens, and grownups to a world of new activities and topics. Daycares, camps, and prekindergarten immerse little ones in intensive curricula, while tutoring sessions and adult language classes impart subject-specific wisdom. Arts programs also teach students of all ages creative ways to express themselves through paint, music, dance, or alphabet-block structures.
The Woodlands Home Tutoring’s certified tutors arrive at clients’ houses, iPads in hand, to help students tackle various academic subjects. They can dispense tips and knowledge for improving performance on standardized tests, including the SAT and STAAR, and in school subjects such as language arts, math, and science. Many tutors have ESL experience or have worked with children with special needs such as ADHD or dyslexia.
With programs in 46 countries and an experienced staff, Kumon helps children become master mathematicians and page-obliterating readers. During the one-month academic program, students receive an individualized lesson plan, custom-built according to their abilities, learning pace, and fluency in dolphin. As the month progresses, the program is further honed to fit kids' burgeoning brainpower, and many Kumon students eventually reach levels three years or more above their own grade through long-term study. A smattering of study materials marinates the minds of mini-Einsteins as they train their brains on conquering college-level reading, mastering Calculus 2, or working out equations to prove the Earth is actually shaped like a thumbs-up.
When most people think of a farm, they picture cows wandering, fields being plowed, and scarecrows slowly becoming sentient. At Sustainable Harvesters, that picture is replaced by a greenhouse holding simple wooden tanks holding water?and, depending on where the farmers are in the growing cycle, lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs. The aquaponic system uses no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or growth hormones, and produces no agricultural runoff or greenhouse-gas emissions. It is a food production system that combines aquaculture?or raising fish?with the soil-free plant production of hydroponics to create an all-natural, chemical-free product.
That means their produce is as healthy and environmentally friendly as it can be when they deliver it to local restaurant and farm-to-table programs. In addition to selling produce and fish to dining establishments across the city, Sustainable Harvest educates the public on sustainable farming practices through tours and provides equipment for building your own aquaponics system, including tanks, air pumps, and growing supplies.
Budding scientists don white lab coats and safety glasses before entering Little Beakers, a science lab for kids, where six lab stations are stocked with all the equipment and ingredients needed to conduct up to 30 different hands-on, kid-friendly experiments?including explosions, reactions, bouncy balls, slime, and tornados. Built to pique children's interest in science, Little Beakers lets kids do hands-on experiments during which they perform every step of the process. Within an actual lab, parents join in alongside children, using real lab equipment and the Little Beakers Procedures Book as their guide.
Shooting tests take place at local indoor ranges.
Safety CHL rents handguns and sells ammo for use during the CHL shooting proficiency test.
At a Glance
Safety CHL has a specific mission: to qualify people to apply for Texas concealed-handgun licenses. Co-owner Greg Barone?a Gulf War veteran?is the man up to this task. In addition to his military background, Mr. Barone holds certifications from the NRA and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Co-owner Laurie Barone, a former private investigator, works as the course administrator.