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SMART Program

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Our Early Childhood teachers, which include preschool through first grade, are trained in using SMART activities to help a child learn better. (SMART stands for Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training.) This is a program developed by teachers in Minneapolis and now used throughout the United States. Many of the area schools utilize these activities in their classrooms.

The SMART Program is a multi-sensory approach to learning based on brain research. The SMART Program emphasizes stimulating the brain and body to promote richer connections among the neurons. In a nutshell, movement anchors learning.

SMART activities include an obstacle course of crawling, rolling, spinning, bouncing and jumping, vision tasks, eye-hand coordination, and balance beams. The activities are fun for kids making participation play rather than work. SMART activities also encourage and improve a child's physical fitness and body strength. The repetition and frequency of these activities create new opportunities for the body and brain to learn.

The teachers have seen a remarkable improvement in the students’ readiness to learn, learning retention and ability to sustain tasks.

For more information on SMART learning go to this site for more information: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=868166