125 West 109th Street, New York, New York 10025 | (212) 749-0291 | Hours: 8am - 6pm Monday through Friday | Ages 2-5 years contact us for more info
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
2 - Early 3 Year Old &
Late 3 - 4 Year Old Classes
Our children ages 2 to 5 years old are surrounded by interesting and enjoyable materials geared toward their level of development in literacy, math, science, social studies, dramatic play, music and art. Children are encouraged to investigate, explore and discover independently and in small groups. We believe these opportunities to select their own learning materials from among either open-ended learning materials such as art and sand and water play or more structured materials such as language and math materials give the children the opportunity to practice a correlate of success in adult life-the ability to make decisions among alternatives. Selecting their own learning activities and working at these for as long as they choose and being encouraged always to work to completion to the child's satisfaction is the foundation for development of early independence and another habit conducive to success in later life-perserverance or persistence. Repeated encouragement of this 'stick-to-itness' leads children to be successful, at first at very simple tasks such as color matching, size and shape matching to later success in more complex tasks such as letter-sound association and numeral to object recognition. Initially, the children gain self-confidence at simpler tasks and the more self-confident they become, the more willing they are to pursue more difficult tasks essentially because they have gained a strong sense of themselves as confident people.
Transitioning to Kindergarten
Our students are accepted to some of the most prestigous independent schools in the city, including The Bank Street School for Children, The Cathedral School, The Dalton School, and St. Hilda's & St. Hughes School . Public School admissions include The Manhattan School for Children, numerous Magnet and Charter Schools as well as various Gifted and Talented Classes.