Enrichment Center Offers Strong Reading Programs
The Enrichment Center, a full service tutoring and enrichment center, is located at 424 Central Avenue in Westfield. The Enrichment Center, which offers programming to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, is open twelve months a year, seven days a week. The modern facility is air-conditioned, handicapped-accessible and has ample free on-site parking. All 85 teachers at The Enrichment Center are New Jersey State certified and experienced. Class size is limited to 8 students; private tutoring is always available.
The Enrichment Center focuses on educational classes and themes. “Reading is one of the corner stones of education,” states Mrs. Elaine Sigal, owner and director of The Enrichment Center. “Our programs are phonics based and start with children as young as 4 1/2 years old. We have reading programs that run through the 8th grade and are comprehension oriented.” All children can benefit from additional reading programs, be they in need of remediation or be they gifted and in need of being challenged. Gifted students benefit from special classes by focusing on the concepts of the material, not just how to read. Remedial students work on phonics and becoming more efficient and effective readers. These are separate classes. The philosophy of The Enrichment Center is that education needs to be individualized and must be enjoyable. If children are engrossed in what they are learning, the potential for achievement is limitless.
Many school districts, Westfield being just one, are now pre-testing children in kindergarten to determine any potential difficulties. The summer is an excellent time for parents to get extra help for their children. Two months is a long time to be on a hiatus from learning. Children can forget the skills needed to progress in September. The
Enrichment Center has set up additional reading readiness and reading skills classes for the summer.
The Enrichment Center also offers educational testing, which can put a parent’s mind at ease. Students do not always perform at the level expected from them in school. By testing students, The Enrichment Center is able to find out why their reading performance is not on par and then offers recommendations needed to correct any deficiencies. All results are confidential and are kept between the tester and the parent.
There are numerous sessions offered by The Enrichment Center. Students may attend Session I from July 1 – July 26 or Session II from July 31 – August 23. These sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 12:30 or from 1:30 – 4:30. Before care is being offered for both session times. Students may instead choose to attend for eight weeks: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 –8:30 or Saturday from 9:30 – 12:30. The Enrichment Center is hoping that these varied schedules will accommodate work schedules, vacation schedules, and other summer programming.
Call The Enrichment Center (908) 654-0110 today to request your free brochure. The new web site is www.theenrichmentcenter.net. Mrs. Sigal is available to answer any questions.
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