Enrollment Decisions for April 2017

Enrollment decisions for Fall 2017 are on the table, so what is the difference between private Pre-K versus GA Pre-K.   Being a part of the value of Brenwood Academy, one of the top GA Pre-K centers in Canton, it becomes critical to help parents understand why tuition payments for our private program is an invaluable investment over a free state program.

As the old saying goes “you get what you pay for”, and what you’re paying for is an investment in a learning foundation, limitless learning boundaries, leadership skills, and a child’s ability to articulate their own objectives and ideas.  With intimate private classrooms, our environment and pedagogy of project based learning is instilled every day in the learning foundation of our students.

I have the stimulating experience of witnessing Project Based Learning in action every week.  An impressionable experience was watching our 5-8-year-old students develop their own in house Olympic games.  Each child was either grouped together or developed their own Olympic challenge.  The assignment challenged them to learn about the history of the Olympics and the job of the Olympic Committee.  They were then challenged to plan, organize, market, create and manage the first Brenwood Olympics!  The execution, and feeling of accomplishment was an investment in these students that was immeasurable, and a foundation development that will last a lifetime.

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You’re still questioning the price tag that may seem impossible?   Let’s dig a little deeper at the prioritization of how we are budgeting for life.  According to Edmunds.com, the average monthly payment on a new vehicle is $479. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, the average American household spent $2,787 on restaurant meals and takeout.  Us News posted a 13 point article that would save close to $1000 monthly on unnecessary expenses.

In addition to the unnecessary budget indulgences, parents are spending hundreds in extracurricular activities around Canton for football, cheerleading, and gymnastics.  Are these the valued investments that will set my child up with a solid platform to succeed in life?

Project based learning and constructivism in learning creates excitement and a craving for learning.  It projects a child out of their seat of being a “passive listener” and entices them to learning more when they are actively involved.  PBL creates a learning style that is universal across all platforms of life that set’s them up for success in any environment with creative learning, communication, and collaboration skills.