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Roosevelt Island Day Nursery

4 River Road
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

(212) 593-0750


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The goal of the school is to help children grow emotionally, socially and intellectually in a warm and supportive environment which reflects the best features of our ethnically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse Roosevelt Island community.
The aim of the preschool program is to provide young children with well-supervised work and play experiences that will prepare them for kindergarten. The curriculum stresses the development of of concepts and skills that will be needed for the formal learning of reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Art, music and physical education are an integral part of the curriculum.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:00am Arrival
9:15am Morning Meeting
9:30am Work time includes:
Block building
Art activities
Dramatic play
Carpet and table games: puzzles, Legos, Duplos, trains and tracks
Language Arts experiences: reading books, storytelling, story and book writing
Math activities including exploration with materials such as Unifix cubes, counting blocks, pegs and pegboards, geoboards, attribute blocks, sorting materials

10:30am Clean up
10:45am Snack
11:00am Outside playtime
11:45am Story time
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Rest
2:00pm Work


2:45pm Story/Songs

3:00pm Dismissal
Excerpted from the preschool's website