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On My Own

233 N. Country Road
Mount Sinai, NY 11766

(631) 821-1186


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is designed to truly develop a child's love for learning, and aiding in the development of a positive self-image through a healthy mixture of play, academics, movement to music, computer use, crafts, celebrations and lots of love. We believe young children learn best in an active environment that is planned to meet their level of development. Our schools have large play areas where teacher led activities have the children participating in many group tasks. Here the students will listen to stories (a sound beginning for reading appreciation) sing songs and participate in movement to music activities using rhythm sticks, shakers, parachutes, bean bags, instruments, etc.
There will also be a time for sharing information (a sound beginning for social interaction and development/reinforcement of self-esteem), the children will also learn how to change from one activity to the next in an orderly and smooth manner."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Arrival: We will start with table toys, manipulative, puzzles, sorting and other quiet games.
Circle Time: We will learn about the calendar the seasons and the world around them. We will have a job chart (everyone will have a job which will be rotated every two weeks).(ex: line leader, weather person, flag holder, etc.) We will also learn our shapes, colors and create an alphabet book. The children choose the songs they would like to sing. We will meet and greet THE LAND OF THE LETTER PEOPLE.
Free Play: The children will have 1/2 hour to play with anything they like, we will be there to see they are playing constructively and encourage socialization.
Craft: A craft will come home everyday.
Snack: The children will have 15 minutes to eat their snack and socialize with their classmates.
Reading time: The children will take their mats or sit upon and look through books. Then I will read one or two stories depending on the groups attention span.
Movement to Music: We have the advantage of a big room where children are able to move and use their gross motor skills. Most Pre-Schools use the same room which is small for the various activities.
Parade: Before departure the children will march with their instruments around the school.
Excerpted from the preschool's website