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Bethpage Nursery School

22 Lexington Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714-3108

(516) 931-0811


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers work closely with the children, director, and parents to design and implement programs that allow each child to grow at his or her own pace. Children are given one on one attention and small group intervention when necessary.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program is based upon the developmental needs of two, three and four year olds, paying careful attention to social, emotional, physical and intellectual development
Experienced, competent teachers plan learning activities to develop the cognitive skills appropriate for each age group
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents receive updates on their children via notes, phone calls, and progress reports. Parents are always welcome to schedule meetings with teachers and/or the Director.
A "Director's News" is written on a monthly basis to keep parents abreast of all the school happenings. Parent education classes are conducted several times during the course of a school year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year