Boost Your Child’s Summer Learning

Jan 27, 2012   //   Academics, Blog, Events

Summer will be here soon and it is time to plan how your child will spend the long summer days. Without practice and stimulation, students can lose up to three months of learning from the prior year. During the summer, small individualized programs with parent involvement yield the best results for maintaining skills or accelerating learning. Look for programs that have a history of producing gains and keeping children engaged in learning.

For more than 10 years, the California Learning Connection has provided summer acceleration and enrichment experiences for students with and without learning challenges. Each of our programs is designed to fully engage the child and to stimulate learning at the highest levels while producing measurable differences in achievement.


“My son, who is 7 years old, receives a variety of specialized services at school including intervention services for reading, specialized services for vision impairment, speech-language impairment, gross motor, and fine motor skills. Although we do not currently live in the Fresno area, we do spend our summers here and I was concerned that without his services, he would regress over the summer.

From the moment we made contact, the staff from the California Learning Connection was welcoming, helpful, and informative. They assisted me in developing a program to best fit the unique needs of my son, including the length of the program and the type of services he would receive. He was given the one-on-one dedication of a tutor, the consistency of targeted intervention, and an engaging program to maintain his interest. He truly enjoyed the services he received, the positive praise, and the bond with his tutor.

In four weeks, he strengthened his phonic skills, decoding ability, and reading fluency as well as his writing skills. The additional benefit was the tremendous growth in his confidence. What was once a huge struggle in our house has become something he enjoys; he is no longer self-conscious about his abilities and it has been well worth the investment of time and finances. Homework does not take nearly the amount of time and emotional energy that it used to.”

- Karen Marchini

Center For Communication Skills, Speech & Language Pathologists, Fresno, CA