As parents, we often worry whether or not our child will know their ABC’s and 123’s and are ready to enter the public school sector. We sometimes forget that there are other skills children need to acquire. Children need to learn social skills, problem solving skills, and life skills to be not only successful students, but successful individuals as well. Our programs focus on the child’s learning as a whole, not just their cognitive skills.
Our staff is continually taking into account the interests of the children and elaborates on these interests to incorporate cognitive learning. Whether it is talking about community helpers, the weather, the seasons, the holidays, a child’s favorite story, or taking a nature walk, staff take advantage of these opportunities to spark the child’s interest and have fun learning.
- We offer programs to accommodate children 18 months through kindergarten.
- We are chartered by the New York State Department of Education.
- Licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
- All of our programs incorporate use of our beautiful outdoor playground weather permitting so children can exercise their large muscle groups.
- Large indoor play area with equipment offers plenty of space for children to shake their sillies out.
- Music, Yoga and Zumba instructors, each who come once a week, to teach new songs and sing some of the oldies but goodies, get those bodies moving, and help children get their zen on.
Accommodates children 18 months through children turning 3 years of age after December 1st.
Often, for children registered in this program, it is their first experience in a classroom setting. It is not unusual for a child to take some time to adjust. Sometimes it can be more difficult for the parents than it is for the children. Rest assured, whether it be a hug, a rub on the back at nap time or the need to be held for a little bit, our staff is very nurturing and understanding and will make every effort to make your child feel comfortable and safe.
- Children will begin to learn social skills such as sharing, using words for their needs, and playing with children as opposed to parallel playing (playing alone, but side by side with other children).
- Children follow daily routines because at this age they find comfort in knowing what to expect next.
- Exposure to colors and shapes, textures and size differences is also part of the curriculum.
- Music, story time, and free play are all part of the daily schedule.