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Non-Traditional Teaching Strategies that Motivate Students

January 2, 2018

Traditional learning methods are not effective for all individuals, and as such, educators must find new ways to engage their students. Here, the education and enrichment professionals at Hot Spots Extended Care Program describe several non-traditional teaching strategies that motivate young students. Inquiry-Based Learning Inquiry-based learning focuses on the curiosities and interests of students, rather…

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The Importance of Before and After School Enrichment Programs

October 10, 2017

The intellectual, social and emotional growth of school children does not end when the school bell rings. After-school enrichment programs are just as critical for accelerating your child’s development. Here, the after-school enrichment providers at Hot Spots Extended Care Program detail why school age children benefit from additional enrichment beyond the classroom. Before and After…

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Understanding Culture—And Each Other–Through Visual Art

May 2, 2017

This month, the students at Hot Spots Extended Care Programs got to experience creative, hands-on lessons about art. Here, the education professionals at Hot Spots provide additional information and detail activities that can reinforce this knowledge at home. Through exciting, creative lessons that allowed for fun and learning, students at Hot Spots Extended Care Programs…

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Helping Children Become Citizens of their Local Community

March 29, 2017

This month, the students at Hot Spots Extended Care Programs learned about their home state of Maryland. Here, the education professionals at Hot Spots provide additional information and detail activities that can reinforce this knowledge at home. Through a balance of guided lessons, fun activities and intellectual challenges, students at Hot Spots Extended Care Program…

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The Value in Educating Young Students about Business

February 21, 2017

This month, students who participate in Hot Spots Extended Care Programs around Maryland had the opportunity to learn about money, society and business through engaging activities and lesson plans. During the month of February, students at Hot Spots Extended Care Program had the unique opportunity to create their own businesses. Students conceived and developed organizations…

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Landmarks Around the World

January 24, 2017

This month, the students at Hot Spots Extended Care Programs are learning about landmarks around the world. Here, the childhood education specialists at Hot Spots provide resources and statistics related to famous landmarks around the globe, and explain how you can incorporate this theme into at-home activities.   Many of the Common Core Standards are…

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Read All About It!

December 22, 2016

In support of December’s curriculum theme, “Read All About It!”, the childhood education professionals at Hot Spots Extended Care Program highlight the benefits of reading with your children, and provide suggestions for extending learning beyond the classroom.   Hot Spots’ December Curriculum Theme invites children to get cozy and curl up with a good book.…

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