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YMCA

99 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone:
(718) 389-3700

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

"Children are exposed to language, pre-literacy, creative art, movement, music, pre-math, science, sensory and cooking activities. the program includes swimming, outdoor play, field trips and much more." (SOURCE: www.ymcanyc.org)

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

From the Director:

Our experienced and qualified staff receives ongoing training in child development as well as curriculum development. in addition, all staff is trained in CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We provide a safe and engaging environment which supports and enhances the growth and development of the whole child. Our hands-on child centered and developmentally appropriate curriculum is designed to stimulate and challenge each child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development." (SOURCE: www.ymcanyc.org)

Home-School Connection

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

  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up