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19110 C Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 216-8136


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

FasTrackids has a unique approach to teaching and learning. While the curriculum is delivered via a projector on an interactive white board, the teacher facilitates the lesson plan in a way that stimulates the child's brain development and their critical and logical thinking abilities. Most importantly, children are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to explore and discover things for themselves. As they discover new things, they feel empowered to apply information and share their knowledge with others.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Based on the subject, we bring supplies for science projects. We also change wall displays (posters etc) based on the subject.
Music more

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  • CD and Cassette player and music CDs
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Train set, puzzles, legos, etc.
Other subjects taught Our enrichment program, where children meet once a week for 2-hrs, delivers 12 different subjects over 2 years. These modules are used as a platform to enhance the communication and leadership skills in children. Subjects area include: Biology Creativity Technology and how things work Earth Science Goals and Life Lessons Astronomy Mathematics Literature Natural Science Speech, Drama, and Art Communication Economics

From the Director:

Our curriculum is delivered using a zig-zagging approach where the activites vary frequently. All activities reinforce the concepts that are shared during the 2-hour lesson. For example: during a 2-hour lesson, children will do one or more art/craft activity; one or more science experiment; do role-plays; play games on the interactive white board and with each other; may be read a story or told a story; have an age-appropriate discussion; do individual presentations where they talk about their own project or as a group they may talk about their project, what they learned, did they enjoy the process, would they change anything about it. Children are videotaped for the purposes of showing their parents the progress they make. This is strictly for the parents and done in an informal way. At the end of every class, parents are invited to come into the classroom to watch what their children did that day. Once the children are comfortable with their surroundings, the program, and their peers, they are encouraged to pay attention to body language and help their peers by giving and receiving feedback.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

After each class, teachers complete a progress report worksheet for each child. They document their comments and progress notes for each child. Progress reports are shared with parents on a quarterly basis. Teachers call or e-mail parents to report on observations they may have made during a particular class. The goal is to learn how each child learns and what motivates her/him. Small class sizes and small teacher: student ratio make this easier.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The FasTracKidsr curriculum is a revolutionary enrichment education program for children ages 3-7 delivered in a positive, non-stressful, interactive, and FUN environment.

It is designed to expand the knowledge base of young children in 12-subject areas and simultaneously enhance their communication and leadership skills.

FasTracKids' vision is to develop a love of learning in children and give them tools for life. By offering a program that encourages exploration and self-discovery, FasTracKids hopes to make a meaningful difference in children's life.

A Typical Day

Parents are welcome to observe class in progress by and watching the session on the monitor in the lobby. Alternately, parents may watch the session in the classroom if their child is young and new to the program. Below is a description of what a day in the life of a FasTracKid may look like.

- Children learn by watching and listening, through discussion and observation, games, doing interactive projects including science experiments and art/craft projects, speaking and video-taping opportunities, and role playing.

- During any given lesson plan (2-hr session), children will work on at least 1 or 2 projects or experiments in addition to doing other activities or games. For example: Earth science module: examine rocks and talk about their color, shapes, sizes etc; Build your own mountain with play dough, twigs, leaves, and then talk about it.

- Creativity module: Play the totem tole game and make your own totem poles; "how the piano sounds" activity.

- Technology and how things work module: "Vehicle matching game"; Make paper helicopters and "fly" them; Experiment by putting cars on a bridge and learn how it supports them; build a bridge with cardboard and share thoughts about it.

- Goals and Life Lessons: Make your own book about "Dax and his Friends," color it and give it a title if you want. Learn about peer pressure and bullying; learn the Braille'alphabet and write your own name using it; learn I LOVE YOU using sign language.

Children will enjoy a healthy snack and beverage.

Children will interact with other children socially during break time and get to know each other.

Children will take home "This week I discovered..." handouts that will inform parents what their children explored and did that week, how their knowledge was enriched, and how to follow-up and reinforce what was learned.

Parents will be able to use the parent support web resources and additional resources from their own academy.
Most importantly, we will nurture a love of learning in children while they are having lots of fun!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We maintain weekly progress reports; call parents; meet parents personally; communicate via e-mail; provide quarterly progress reports. Children can take the Creative Potential Indicator assessment. This will inform parents what their child's strengths may be and the areas that need further development.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are welcome to sit inside the classroom until the child feels comfortable with the teachers, peers, and surroundings.