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Buckle My Shoe Nursery School-Worth St.

40 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

(212) 374-1489


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Buckle My Shoe's goal is to provide high quality childcare. Each individual child's cognitive, physical, emotional, and social gorwth is supported by a high staff/child ratio. Buckle My Shoe's innovative program empowers each child to build self-esteem and confidence in their ongoing development.

"Learning through play and exploration is encouraged within the framework of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Children are active learners, and are given unlimited opportunities to explore and problem solve in their daily work and play. Curriculum topics and projects emerge from the interests of the children. Teachers carefully listen, observe, and document children's work and growth. Buckle My Shoe's interactive environment fosters a child's desire to be self-motivated in the pursuit of learning. Our Programs are designed to nurture children's intellectual development, self-esteem, independence, cooperation and creativity." Extracted from

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school