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Creche du Monde

West 87st Street
New York, NY 10024

(646) 592-5527


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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
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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  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Imagine an alternative to traditional infant care, toddler care, and preschool that not only met your childcare needs, but also provided a transdisciplinary learning environment focused on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and out, and emphasized their development as young children and students by engaging them physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

In bringing this alternative to life, The New International Academy addresses the need for excellent caregiving and instruction with high teacher to student ratios, flexible programs, and local community involvement. The New International Academy provides premier child care services that are aimed at enhancing traditional day care methodologies and integrating extracurricular interests including arts and crafts, dance, theater, and physical education, into one comprehensive program.

A Typical Day

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Free Play Time (Arrival Time)
Children may select toys, books, puzzles, and more on their own.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Time

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Circle Time
Children sit for stories, songs, finger plays, and weekly theme discussion.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Morning Walk / Playground Visit / Backyard Play (Weather Permitting)

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Activity Time
Children will participate in a teacher-directed art, science, math, or sensory experience.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Time

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Quiet Time/ Nap Time

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Snack Time

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon Circle Time

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Backyard Play Time (Weather Permitting)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Afternoon Activities
Children will participate in teacher-directed skill building games and activities.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Free Play Time (Pick-up Time)

Home-School Connection

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls


Separation is Handled through:

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