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Long Island City Kids

5-02 50 Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 392-5437


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Not Applicable
Music more

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  • songs, dance
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Combo/Drop-off is a pre-school alternative program Long Island City Kids Enrichment center commits itself to providing an exceptional physical, intellectual and socially enriching experience for all students enrolled taught by our highly experienced staff. Our Early Enrichment program features a pre-school alternative 9am-12pm program for 2.5-4.5 yrs old meeting 2 - 5 days per week for 3 hours per day, with 45 minutes of several different classes. This program allows children to build social skills and friendships with peers while basic sports, arts and crafts, math, and music activities are paired with structured and unstructured physical activity in our fully equipped gym space. Children gain self-confidence as they express themselves creatively, learn new concepts and enhance their fine and gross motor skills at each class meeting.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All our coaches are professionals in their fields and some are known internationally.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program is a fantastic alternative to traditional daycare. Our enrichment program includes early literacy, preschool math, music, art and gymnastic activities taught in our fully equipped gym space by an elite gymnast. Students are encouraged to develop a lifelong love of learning progressing cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

There is regular communication with parents and issues are addressed promptly.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on