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enrichment program

1. an educational program designed to supplement the academic curriculum and facilitate the intellectual stimulation of children at risk of educational difficulties or failure, particularly those from culturally or economically disadvantaged homes. Activities, such as arts and music instruction, theater, and science experiments, are typically provided through special preschool or kindergarten classes and intended to facilitate the acquisition of oral, written, motor, and interpersonal skills.

2. an educational program designed to provide gifted children with an expanded curriculum. Enrichment programs most often focus on expanding the horizons of learning by means of auxiliary instruction rather than by providing accelerated instruction in the regular curriculum.

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March 3rd 2024



n. a tendency to comply with the wishes or obey the orders of others. —submissive adj.