Fun with Learning Carries on at FALC!
After closing its doors in March 2020, the Future of America Learning Center (FALC) hit the ground running with a remote curriculum and distance learning events that included a virtual version of its annual Science Fair. Over the summer, FALC celebrated 53 Universal Pre-K graduates at online ceremonies in which students sang songs and shared their dreams for the future.
In the fall, FALC reopened for in-person learning with a thorough safety protocol in place. With physical distancing and lessons about wearing masks and hand-washing, our staff worked hard to put safety first for FALC instructors, students and their families.
In honor of Multicultural Awareness Month in October, FALC projects focused on themes of community, family, culture and heritage. At a time when social issues involving race and culture became front-page news, students learned about racial equity and the role community leaders play to bring about change.
Moving beyond the community, students and their families learned about their personal backgrounds with “All About Me, My Family and My Heritage” projects that traced their individual history using maps. Children learned about cultures different from their own during activities that explored multicultural attire, food, games and traditional dance. The learning unit culminated in Thanksgiving celebrations that showcased different cultural traditions and ways that families connect during the holiday season.