Governor’s World Language Expansion Initiative introduces language immersion in Delaware kindergartens

Thanks to the launch of the Governor’s World Language Expansion Initiative, kindergarteners in three Delaware schools (one in each county) will begin an elementary language immersion program in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Children in Asia and Europe typically begin learning additional languages as early as 5 years old.

“World language capacity is crucial for Delaware to maintain and strengthen our state’s economy,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “Delaware graduates who enter the job market able to speak a language other than English will be at a significant advantage in today’s global marketplace. We want students in Delaware to have the …

Back to Basics honored with 2012 Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award of Excellence!

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics was recently named the recipient of the 2012 Marvin S. Gilman Award of Excellence in the 60-150 employees category. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, named for one of Delaware’s leading small business entrepreneurs, honors businesses and non-profit corporations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. The awards are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years, are small businesses based on number of employees, and are members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Awards of Excellence are also granted to deserving …

Immediate job openings for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in Wilmington, Delaware area

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring ASL sign language interpreters for substantial daytime work. Immediate openings for this school year. Please contact Beverly Stewart at 302-379-1010 to discuss job opening specifics and requirements or email resume to .

Tutor Application

CLICK HERE to review our employment application and instructions. If you are scheduled for an interview to become a tutor for Back to Basics, you must bring COPIES of all the following items, as we will not be making copies here:

•             3 names and phone numbers for professional references

•             Copy of Criminal …

How to register for fall 2012 SAT and SAT Subject Tests

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June.

Now, you can register online for this …

Top 5 teacher discounts for those back-to-school necessities!

1. Office Depot

Sign up for the Star Teacher Program, and receive 10% back in rewards on ink, toner and paper purchases from Office Depot. Plus, save 15% on copy and print services when you order online or in-store.

2. Barnes & Noble
Teachers can save 20% off the publisher’s list price on purchases for classroom use through the B&N Educator Program. On Educator Appreciation Days teachers enjoy discounts up to 25%.

3. HP
Sign up for the HP Academy program and receive exclusive discounts including a one-time “welcome” coupon for first-time members. And, you can combine the …