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Prospect Kids Academy

341 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone:
(718) 788-7727

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Prospect Kids Academy is a nurturing and safe environment. Your children will feel appreciated, loved, and secure because of the individual care and attention they will receive. We seek to balance teacher direction and children's freedom of choice so that children learn to listen to themselves as well as respond to adult instruction. In our mixed aged classrooms (2-5), our staff encourages the children to learn through activities that are age appropriate and individualized to fit the stages of their development. Older children's self esteem and confidence will grow as they help younger children. Younger children will model appropriate social and academic strategies by watching the older children. PKA is a school where children can learn to discover and experience themselves in a creative and supportive fashion. Children's curiosity will be the basis for their learning experience. Emphasis will be placed both on individual development and community cooperation.

A Typical Day

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PKA
Daily Schedule
9:00am to 9:30am: Arrival Time/Greeting/Free Play
9:30am to 10:00am: Daily Art Projects/Themes
10:00am to 10:45am: Group Time/Snack Time/Clean Up
10:45am to 12:00pm: Gym/Outside/Music/Dance/Games Bathroom Break/Diaper Change 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch/Clean Up/Story Time Bathroom Break/Diaper Change
Dismissal for Sunrise Student
1:00pm to 2:15pm: Quiet Time/Rest Arrival time for Afternoon Student
2:15pm to 2:30pm: Free Play/Individual Activities
2:30pm to 3:00pm: Group Time/Snack Time/Clean Up Bathroom Break/Diaper Change
Dismissal for Full Day Student
3:00pm to 4:00pm: Free Play/Daily Art Projects
4:00pm to 5:00pm: Gym/Outside/Music/Dance
5:00pm to 6:00pm: Story Time/Clean-Up

Dismissal for Extended Day Student Schedules are Flexible

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We conduct parent-teacher conferences twice a year. We also have pot-luck dinners where parents and teacher get together. All parents contribute a dinner dish and we talk individually with the parents on any topics.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

We are aware that some children have never been exposed to any type of school setting and will probably have a hard time separating, so we included two short days that are phased-in. Some children do require more time, so we do allow parents to stay for a short time. The teachers will inform the parents when it is a good time to say goodbye.