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Chrissys Home Away From Home Day care

18 Strawtown Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Phone:
(845) 353-6452

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

PLAY IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF BEING A CHILD AND OUTDOOR LEARNING OFFERS A WEALTH OF BENEFITS.
The primary benefit of outdoor play is that children get to partake in physical activities and develop large motor skills. Our fenced in playground is equipped with various items to facilitate, challenge and keep the attention of children of all ages. The more experiences a child has to play learn and explore the natural world and their personal connection to it, the more interest they will have in spending time in it. After some digging, ball throwing, sliding, castle building, bike riding, exploring, jumping, climbing, swinging, and or seesawing action, a child can choose to partake in a quieter activity such as painting, drawing, block building, book reading, story telling, and doll or action figure pretending. Your child will enjoy and learn naturally through play and come to love the outdoors spurring them to take part in outside activities throughout their lives.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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