Parents as Advocates
Take a look at what Young Rembrandts’s franchisee in Michigan has to say about the difference she is making in her community. “What we do is so valuable, because the curriculum is fantastic for kids. I really enjoy being able to give kids the ability to learn new art skills since many schools have begun to take it out of the curriculum. It’s just a great way to put art back in their lives.”
Our grandson went to first grade in a very ‘desirable’ school. Unlike some other schools in the area, they still had art, music, library and gym class. Turns out the school and the district were very test score, worksheet, drill, drill, drill focused and, it was a hard year for everyone involved. When he moved the next year, I prayed he’d get a teacher that understood him. A teacher with a heart to help him feel safe and teach him in ways he could learn. Thankfully, we got that teacher and so much more.
Young Rembrandts classes can help children who may have difficulty in traditional classroom settings by allowing them to participate without the pressures of socializing and giving them steps to follow. Look at the positive impact Young Rembrandts classes have had on this student with an autism spectrum disorder as written by his instructors.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the change I’ve seen in my grandson since computer time had increased. He had what we all thought were healthy boundaries and he could be creative in the games he was playing. But even with those considerations, he was becoming more and more obsessed with the characters and the games.