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30 West 15 Street
New York, NY 10011

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(212) 675-6226

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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
Language       more

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  • 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
  • Blocks
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • 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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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Music: Music class incorporates puppets, streamers and flash cards along with energetic and original music. The songs are used to teach children social skills, body parts, relativity, science, nature, which are highly effective in language development. French: The purpose of this group is to expose young children to the French Language through song, dance, and interactive play. Puppet shows, visual props, and toys are all incorporated. Movement: movement class designed to stimulate babies and toddlers and children's development, while nurturing their natural sense of curiosity through hands-on music and movement activities. Art: Art has always played a central role in the education and development of young children. Painting, drawing and other art activities enhance other areas of development, including perception, fine motor skills, language and social interaction. This class is geared to engaged children and help them to discover the inner artist inside of them.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program is based on the Bank Street Model which believes in a zest for living that comes from taking in the world with all five senses alert. And fosters lively intellectual curiosities that turn the world into an exciting laboratory and keeps one forever a learner. We use this model to create a high quality education for your child

A Typical Day

Sample Schedule 105
9:30-10am Circle Time
10:00am - 11:15 Playtime in Union Square Park (Weather permitting)
11:15 to 11:30 Lunch Prep
11:30- 12:15 Lunch
12:15 -12:30 Reading/ Bathroom
12:30- 2:30 Nap
2:30-3:00 Planned classroom activity time 4-4:30 Snack
4:30-5:00 Free play
5:00-6:00 Story time and get ready to go home

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We speak to parents at drop off and pick up and during appointments if necessary.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We discuss it with the children and talk about what next year will bring and what the school will be like. We also have a graduation ceremony.