225 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
|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|
All head teachers have earned a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education. All assistant teachers have received an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
Our goal is to create an early learning community where a young child's social and emotional growth and intellectual development can flourish. Our curriculum reflects the developmental level and needs of each age group and values the uniqueness of each child.
Within the context of play, our balanced program includes both structured and open-ended activities enabling children to build the skills and self-assurance needed to become confident, joyful and life-long learners. Through relationship building and through interaction with a variety of stimulating materials, children are encouraged to ask questions and become active problem solvers.
One of Kaplan Nursery School's guiding principles is that children learn best when they feel respected and nurtured. Through supportive relationships with teachers in an environment rich with language experiences, children learn not only how to express their feelings but also how to cope with them. At Kaplan Nursery School, children learn what it means to be a member of a classroom, and what it means to be a friend.
We are committed to sharing the value of Judaism by integrating the celebration of Shabbat and Jewish holidays into an age-appropriate program.
2's - 9:00 - 11:30
3's - 9:00 - 12:00 *
4's - 9:00 - 1:30
5's - 9:00 - 2:15
All children dismiss at 12:00 on Fridays.
* An extended day option is available at an additional cost
While communication with parents occurs on an ongoing basis, formal conferences are held at least once a year. Each class holds an open school night each fall to communicate about curriculum and goals.
Parents are welcomed in the classrooms to read books, cook or do art activities. The Parents Association is an integral part of the school's community; parents can volunteer to work on a variety of fundraising and community building events.