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Beansprouts Nursery School

453 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 965-8573


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Music, Movement, & Cooking. Four Year old Curriculum includes once a week field trips.

From the Director:

Learning about math, science, social studies, health and other content areas is integrated through meaningful activities, such as those when children build with blocks, measure sand, water or ingredients for cooking. Children observe changes in their natural environment, work with wood and tools, sort objects for a purpose, explore animals, plants, water, work with clay, listen and sing to music.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our overall philosophy centers on establishing developmentally appropriate curriculum that stimulates all areas of a child's development, cognitive, social and physical that creates a sense of classroom community where children can thrive. Children learn to develop warm, trusting relationships with teachers and peers. They learn how to cooperate with others and solve problems.

A Typical Day

Please refer to Website.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents and children have a special relationship. A successful nursery school experience is based on the partnership of home and school. Teachers send home informational newsletters on a regular basis about events in the classroom. Beansprouts also offers Open House Tours, Parent Breakfast and Parent-Teacher Meetings twice a year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Pot Luck Breakfast
Teacher Home Visits
Phase in schedules
Small group sessions
Extra Staff is provided during the phase in schedule.