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International Mother Language Day

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. I hold this day close to my heart. My father was a native Spanish speaker growing up in the Southwest United States in the 1960s and was a victim of an often told tale about being belittled, ill-treated and isolated for speaking Spanish, his native language.

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What Skills Make Up A Future Engineer? VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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Does your child build with blocks, design creative inventions or solve problems? Chances are the skills they are developing translate to what’s needed in today’s engineering jobs. These skills, along with other important 21st century learning skills, are what FasTracKids programs focus on.

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Teamwork Lessons With Rich

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Skipper Rich Wilson has taught us many incredible lessons so far on his trek around the world. In the Adventure At Sea program, Rich receives support from teams of inquisitive students around the world while he sails in the Vendée Globe race. As part of the program, students learn about the different the importance of teams and support of others.

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Invest In Our Children’s Future

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It seems like a simple enough concept. The more time that is spent on nurturing, educating and developing your child’s young mind, the more likely they are going to be a successful citizen of the world. As parents (and all members of a larger community), now is the time to invest in children.

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Food and Talk With Children – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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A new year often inspires people to make positive changes in their lives. It’s difficult to fulfill New Year’s resolutions when somebody can’t hold you accountable throughout the year. One resolution that can be planned and should be on your list is sharing family meals and conversations on a consistent basis.

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5 Steps For Your Child To Learn From Last Year

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The new year is upon us and with it comes new resolutions. Consider using this time as a learning opportunity to review with your child what they accomplished last year and what they hope to accomplish in 2017. Try these simple steps with your child for them to learn from last year.

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Learning While Sailing Into The New Year!

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2016 offered our students a new way to learn, by using skipper Rich Wilson’s first hand experience sailing around the world. There have been so many rewarding moments halfway through the Adventure At Sea program that we wanted to share them with you.

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Holiday Cheer with Children – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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Welcome to the most wonderful, and possibly stressful, time of the year! Holiday cheer can turn into holiday headaches without proper expectations and preparation for your child. Let us help you teach your child life lessons in a holiday setting.

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Our Vendée Globe Family Activities

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During the Vendée Globe race, tens of thousands of people worldwide follow brave sailors (or skippers) as they navigate treacherous seas, outlast fierce storms and battle fatigue to reach their ultimate goal. Students in FasTracKids centers have been paying attention to one skipper in particular, and his name is Rich Wilson.

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5 Lessons Kids Learn When Volunteering

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During the holiday season, acts of kindness are found everywhere. Whether it’s in a form of money, gifts or time, the holiday spirit shines through with these heartfelt gestures of giving. Volunteering is one of the best forms of giving and should be a shared experience with your child.

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