OUR ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
At Magnolia Children's Academy and Enrichment Center, we have a strong belief in community involvement. That is why we created "Involved Kids".
"Involved Kids" is a service-learning based program that will help instill a lifelong love of giving back. It takes community service a step further by having the students steer the lessons and activities through research, debate and presentation.
Some examples of our service-learning projects include writing letters to local seniors, cleaning up parks and recreational areas, raising money for those displaced by natural disasters, creating and implementing an anti-bullying campaign and more!
All of our children are introduced to foreign languages, from our youngest infants to our oldest fifth graders. These include Spanish, French and German!
For children, acquiring a new language comes more naturally than it does for adults. Your child’s brain is still wired for learning new language skills. On any given day, your child may hear countless new words, and unconsciously absorb them in the same way you unconsciously learn song lyrics. If your child hears these alternative languages in early childhood, they might pick up the language without realizing it’s a second language.
Yoga helps strengthen children's growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility, which can reduce their chance of injury. Yoga teaches discipline and reduces impulsivity. Yoga can reduce challenging behaviors in the classroom by providing a physical outlet for children to express themselves.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Learning sign language can enrich a child's life in many ways! Research has found that when infants, toddlers, and school age children learn how to sign basic words, it can improve adult-child communication, and may even positively impact a child’s confidence and self-esteem in the long term. It also enhances a child's ability to recognize and interpret body language because it involves facial expressions and hand gestures!
Every student deserves art! “Arts education fosters bright, creative, and socially engaged students who will grow up to be our next leaders, parents, teachers, artists, and engineers. Their innovative ideas will shape industries; their creative thinking will find out-of-the-box solutions for a global society, and will provide students with a way to understand themselves, and have a sense of belonging.” — Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
At Magnolia Children's Academy and Enrichment Center, we follow Diane Alber's SPOT Social Emotional Learning curriculum! You can learn more about the program at www.dianealber.com!