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FALL 2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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in the U.S., so they have this ability to deliver a single lesson to all different types of learners that is magical to watch," she says. "They were able to walk with my daughter when she needed help and then run with her when she was accelerating." BISC's Foundation 1 classes are generally for children from 18 months through age 3. Children usually move into Foundation 2 classes at age 4 and remain in that program until entering kindergarten, which BISC calls "Year 1." Foundation classes focus on three prime areas of learning: communication and language; personal, social and emotional development; and physical development. "These foundational classes are part of a continuum as a child moves from our youngest classes into pre-kindergarten and beyond," Penson notes. The Foundation 1 and 2 programs have a play-based focus to learning. A collabora- tion with The Julliard School offers every child a creative music and dance program, and outdoor learning is a core part of everyday activities. An other unusual feature is phonics sessions from a young age, which enables children to read independently dur- The Endhaven Lane programs illustrate the nationwide trend away from basic child care to an emphasis on early childhood education. Lori Corpening is a lead teacher at Bright Beginnings. BALLANTYNE FALL 2018 44 Feature

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