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Little Friends House Day Care

75-41 164th Street
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

(718) 380-8800


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy at Little Friends House is that all children have the right to grow and learn in a warm, safe, and loving environment. Our personalized attention and tender interaction throughout the day will encourage your child to learn, develop, and grow in their own special way. Our Pre-K program provides a quality learning environment, which promotes creative learning experiences that build on and extend the child's potential for total growth. We strive to enhance each child's self-esteem through our multi-cultural approach, which is integrated into all aspects of our curriculum."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"A Typical Toddler Day:
Greet Children
Fine motor activities - supervised play with puzzles, table toys, blocks
Morning Snack
Gross motor activities - climbing, two-hand throwing, balancing
Diaper changing (as needed)
Language development / Circle time - labeling, talking, story time, puppet shows, flannel board, vocabulary building, ABC games and songs, audio/visual activities
Math / Number concept development - blocks, shapes, numbers 1-10, hands-on games and activities
Diaper changing (as needed)
Lunch time
Quiet rest time
Diaper changing (as needed)
Afternoon snack
Outside free play (weather permitting)
Arts & Crafts
Music activities - dancing, singing, finger play, movement
Fine motor activities - table toys, floor puzzles, nesting blocks, lacing, other age-appropriate activities
Review the day, getting ready to go home

A Typical Nursery Day:

Greet children
Supervised play activities
Social skills enhancement
Fine motor skills - table toys, building blocks, puzzles
Matching games
Morning snack
Bathroom time
Language development / Circle time - story time, finger play, puppet shows, calendar, days of the week, seasons, alphabet letters and sounds, flannel board stories, following directions
Computer sessions
Arts & Crafts
Outdoor play (weather permitting)
Math / Number concept development - 1-10 numerals and quantity, shapes, games and activities
Quiet rest time
Wake up / Bathroom
Afternoon snack
Music activities - songs, dancing, fun movement, exercise
Outdoor free play (weather permitting)
Creative Arts
Supervised play
Getting ready to go home

A Typical Pre-Kindergarten Day:

Greet children.
Reading / Language Arts - Hand-eye coordination, letter names and sounds, writing letters and own name, matching objects to beginning sounds, rhyming, site word development, story telling. Weekly computer lessons and homework is assigned.
Math - counting, reading and writing 1-10, number to quantity matching, patterns, shapes, classifying objects, comparing objects measurement, simple addition and subtraction, money concepts. Weekly homework is assigned.
Science - Hands-on, fun experiments with magnets, the 5 senses, electricity, weather, nutrition, plants and animals. Computer activities on a rotating basis. Free play / Center work
Quiet rest time
Social Studies - Pledge of Allegiance, Our Community, holidays and historical figures, All About Me
(On a rotating basis) Music & Dance or Physical Fitness, yoga, drum lessons
Health - exercise, nutrition instruction, hygiene instruction
Free play
Getting ready to go home
Throughout the day, there is a focus on cooperation and sharing (see classroom rules).
Excerpted from the preschool's website