Each session is for approximately 6 weeks, scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for up to 10 minutes each day. The consistency of daily lessons is critical for learning efficiency. It is how infants and young children learn best, and your child will be learning highly specialized skills. Children will not learn these skills as quickly and effectively practicing them only once or twice a week.
Keep in mind that the 6 weeks is an average amount of time to become independently skilled and varies based on factors such as a attendance, interference, history of floatation device use, individual developmental stages and learning styles. These lessons are customized to your child's needs to ensure their success.
Your two instructors on Long Island offer sessions throughout the year at various locations to reach as many children as possible.
Repetition and consistency are crucial elements of learning for young children. Research shows that short, more frequent lessons result in higher retention. Second, most children have fairly short attention spans and will not be able to focus on the task for longer than the 10-minute time span and we want to take advantage of the best time for learning. A third reason is that, though the pool temperature is maintained at 78-88 degrees, the temperature is still lower than your child's body temperature. Lessons are work and therefore your child will also be losing body heat. Instructors check students regularly for temperature fatigue since this is an indicator of physical fatigue.