As parents, we’re always trying to find new resources for better working with our kids. Teaching and learning with them, seems to be the key for the problem.
While raising third culture children, we’re constantly looking out for practical and realistic opportunities to improve their social, interpersonal and learning skills.
When today’s children begin to enter the workforce, chances are that they will be working in jobs that have not been created yet. Especially the so-called 3rd culture children will need the ability to think creatively in order to succeed in our rapidly changing world.
Imagine how excited I was to learn that in our city, Recife, Fastrackids is a new resource for helping families and third culture children adjust to new life challenges! The idea is to prepare children for life, teaching them to become leaders and followers…
I just found that the philosophy of these early learning programs begins with a child-centered classroom. Students are expected to discover their own abilities and potential to learn inside a classroom focused on an interactive education.
The children have the opportunity to work in close cooperation with the instructor and will learn to expand their thoughts and to communicate effectively.
Each child is encouraged to explore their world and gain the confidence needed to engage fully in the early learning process. Here is a video  (in Portuguese!) I was able to obtain with the Brazilian franchise owner, showcasing the experiences and program goals.
And, once we learnt more about the program, and as involved parents of TCK (third culture kids), here are our combined thoughts:
A student’s ability to receive information and create a relevant connection to a new situation, shows a higher order thought process and assures that the student fully understands concepts that are presented.
Children assume positive leadership roles as they role-play and interact in-group situations. They, in turn, develop the ability to follow someone else’s lead and become a functional team member.  
The teams are responsible for decision-making and follow-through as they complete their goal.  The experience of leading a team in early childhood strengthens the self-esteem and confidence of students.  
The practice of interpersonal skills helps students be internally motivated in setting and attaining personal goals in school and in life. Could it sound any better? One more available resource for parents out there!
Early education doesn’t just start in the classroom, it also starts at home.  Parental involvement is vital to the confidence and educational development of children.
We’d like to express our gratitude to Ms Ana Paula Harley, for granting us info about their beautiful work, helping children achieve their social and interpersonal goals, better adjusting to society…
At the end, children need to be prepared not just for school, but also, prepared for life, and for all the changes, transitions and adjustments that life overseas may through at them!