1393 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world|
|Other subjects taught||We have creative movement for the children once a week. We also have a weekly non-denominational chapel for the older children.|
From the Director:
All the subject areas are available to the children in both formal teacher led activities and available in free play. Children have the opportunity to experience on their own as well as with some guidance.
Our teacher-child ratio allows all children to get the type of attention and support that allows them to progress, wherever they are.
This non-denominational nursery school with an emphasis on the creative arts is dedicated to promoting the emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth of the child.
The child-centered preschool environment is safe, nurturing and a fun-filled place where children can explore their own imaginations and the world around them.
The needs of the children and their parents are supported through both formal and informal gatherings. This home/school connection is reinforced through programs that recognizes the diverse range of the families.
Each child's progress is documented several times during the year through teacher observations in the following areas: socialization, language development, fine and gross motor development, independent use of the classroom space, learning style, and academic skills including early math and literacy.
In the fall before school begins, teachers visit the children in their homes. During the early days of school, a parent or caregiver is asked to remain in the classroom until a child feels safe and comfortable.
The teachers are trained to facilitate and enhance this first school experience-building the child's self esteem as both an individual and as a group member.
The school is attracting both teachers and students from many backgrounds and cultures. Our multi-cultural staff is fully fluent in English, and also bring other languages into the classroom such as Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Russian.
Choice free time for about an hour.
Formal toileting before cleanup.
Music and circle time.
Gross motor play.
Each child's progress is documented several times during the year through teacher observations and those are presented to parents at conference time. We have 3 formal conferences per year.