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Oak Lane Child Care Center Of Pleasantville, Inc.

49 Memorial Drive
Chappaqua, NY 10514

(914) 238-3756


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our intention is to nurture the whole child, to make each and every girl and boy feel secure, loved, and well cared for. A child's self-esteem and ability to interact with peers and adults are of the utmost importance.
We address each child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs through a well-planned, developmentally appropriate program steeped in convictions about community, preferences, equality, and fairness.
The key to our educational experience is to build an awareness of self, others, and the environment. We help children:
become comfortable in their setting and develop the ability to separate from parents.
develop positive self-concept and a sense of belonging.
develop curiosity about the world and a sense of autonomy.
develop trusting relationships with adults and peers. Learn to negotiate and apply rules of the community and/or group.
understand and respect cultural and social diversity.
use language to communicate effectively.
represent ideas, thoughts, and feelings through pretend play, drama, music, dance, art and construction.
think critically, reason and problem solve.
construct understanding of relationships among objects, people and events (classifying, seriation, numbers, space, time).
develop understanding of physical world, learn cause and effect.
become competent in management of their bodies and acquire basic gross and fine motor skills.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00-8:30..........Drop Off
Teachers are ready to help the children say goodbye. A bowl of breakfast cereal is always available. The classroom is already set up for the first activity.
8:30-10..........Indoor Play may include: craft project, story-time, and games focusing on the weekly theme.
10:00..........Morning Meal
10:15-11:30..........Outdoor Play
We spend a lot of time outside – weather permitting. Growing children thrive in the fresh air where they can run, explore and make believe.
A story is read and everyone settles down to rest. These busy children need to keep their bodies well rested so that they can enjoy their world.
3:00-3:30..........Afternoon Snack
Birthdays and other special events are celebrated at this time.
3:30 – 5:00..........Outdoor Play
3:30 – 6:00..........Pick Up Time
Excerpted from the preschool's website