Gretchen and Jeanine, the Founders of Fundamental Learning Center, had no other choice but to do the work themselves. Their kiddos were struggling and nobody could help them.
There were anxiety attacks, tummy-ache calls from the nurse, and a lot of frustration and saddess.
After years of back-and-forth, it was clear was the only option was to do it themselves. Jeanine spent six years spending three weeks in Dallas, three weeks in Wichita so she could get the best possible training for her son, Cooper.
She didn't want any other parent to feel the way she did for so long - all kids deserve to get the help they need. So, in 2000 Fundamental Learning Center was created and the impact began.
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One of the best parts about working at Fundamental Learning Center is seeing what our Rolph Literacy Academy students, ages 5-10, are learning in class. The way our instructors teach core subjects using multisensory teaching — visual, auditory and kinesthetic methods — is creative, fun and truly works. Teacher Miss Dorothy teaches a class using German educator Frederich Froebel's gifts, which are a set of materials used to teach the children the foundational skills of math,
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