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Small Wonders

3012 Avenue M
Brooklyn, NY 11210

(718) 692-0355

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • 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
Sci. reasoning/physical world
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.
Physical activity
Other subjects taught No Small administrative staff

From the Director:

No true teaching philosophy or curriculum. Small Wonders operates mainly as a daycare center. Small Wonders administrative staff

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - arrival, free play
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 - breakfast, potty training 10:00 to 11:30 - Class lesson (ex. music) 11:30 to 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 to 2:30 - Naptime
2:30 to 3:30 - Snack
3:30 to 6:30 - class, pick up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents send letters and makes phone calls and have face to face conversations with teachers and staff.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on