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Paerdegat Day School

1510 Paerdegat Avenue N.
Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 531-1111


Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • building an outdoor play space for Spring 2006
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Using thematic units and a positive approach, your child will participate in activities that will stimulate every preschooler's mind and body." (SOURCE:

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Paerdegat has an open door policy, parents are always welcome. There is also a viewing area upstairs where a parent can observe their child without the child being aware of their presence. (Based on an interview with the Director)


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

There is no specific policy in place, but parents are welcome to keep the children in class for shorter periods of time at the beginning of the school year and then slowly phase them in.