I have always had the passion of working with children. As such, nine years ago when I had my first child, I started thinking hard on how I could spend some ‘mommy time” with him while enriching his personal development. Three years later our twin boys arrived. At this point, the urge to leave corporate America where I had worked for over 25 years as a certified public accountant, became intense. I started researching various educational enrichment programs for children.
My kids attended an after school Math & English enrichment program where we lived in New Jersey. The owner of the program encouraged me to look at the Eye Level Learning Center franchisee offerings. She felt it was a much better program than the program she offered. I will never forget when she told me she had been watching me for over a year with keen interest on how organized & complete our boys homework assignments were prior to them attending class. She indicated that she wanted to sell her franchisee locations to someone who loved kids – that I had met that requirement. Even though she had nine potential buyers ahead of me, she felt more comfortable transitioning ownership to me. This was a huge encouragement!
My husband & I finally decided to move back home to pursue this interest in the Northern Virginia area: Eye Level Learning Center of Sterling North opened its doors on July 1st, 2015.
Eye Level is an after-school program offering both enrichment and remediation in Math and English for children ages 3-14. Built on an educational philosophy and method where self-directed learning and critical thinking are at the core. Eye Level provides a customized learning experience that helps children develop academic skills, build confidence and establish a love of lifelong learning.
Eye Level is unique due to its underlying philosophy that instructors must first become students of their own students. Only when an educator sees the learning challenge from the child’s perspective – the Eye Level – is he or she able to set appropriate goals and tailor a program to attain them, one successful step at a time.
Eye Level was founded on the principal of fostering self-directed learning through individualized academic coaching at the pace and level needed by the child. The child is the ‘key’ to unlocking his/her full potential in the learning process.
Eye Level program offerings include:
The Math Curriculum
Eye Level Math takes the student through a continuum of study areas covering basic skills, as well as advanced concepts and applications. Each level
emphasizes critical thinking through reasoning skills such as sequencing, comparing, planning, hypothesizing, analyzing and critiquing.
The English Curriculum
Eye Level’s English curriculum takes students from the basic motor skills needed for reading and writing, through the building blocks of grammar, to the more complex concepts that allow the mastery of verbal and written communication.
The Play Math Curriculum
Eye Level Play Math is a collection of comprehensive learning materials designed to introduce mathematical concepts to preschool-aged children by providing the essential groundwork needed for learning and advancement. By incorporating exercises focused on the development of motor skills
and math creativity – including math stories, drawing, finger games and theme studies, among others – Play Math develops logical and mathematical thinking abilities and builds creativity and skills.
By: Rebecca U. Eseonu-Chukwu
Eye Level Learning Center
20789 Great Falls Plaza, Suite #102
Sterling, VA 20165