3-K, 3-K Integrated & PreK-4 Integrated


Our teachers hold Master Degrees and are NYS certified. All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR and approved under the Department of Health and Bureau of Day Care. 
Our 3-K, 3-K Integrated and PreK-4 Integrated classes are Full day and are 5 days a week, September through June, for 6 hours and 20 minutes per day.  We provide a safe and healthy environment as the foundation for all children as they learn and grow.  3-K Teachers use the Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) as guiding principles
in creating appropriate lessons for their classes.  PreK-4 teachers use the Pre-kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC) Learning Standards to develop appropriate lessons and activities for the children.  Our classrooms are divided into "center" areas which provide opportunities for the children to make choices and interact with their peers.  We incorporate learning through center areas in art, dramatic play, library, manipulatives, and block building.  We plan activities that will engage and capture children's varied interests with visual, auditory and hands-on experiences.  Our program is both "open-ended" and teacher-directed.  Teachers work with children to create a classroom culture where children are encouraged to think critically and creatively and are motivated to solve problems independently.  PreK teachers learn about each child in their class by observing and listening to the children through assessments that are appropriate for young children, and by having a two way communication with families.
Our beautiful outdoor space enables children to engage in gross motor activities to foster their physical development and improve coordination and balance.  Each day (weather permitting), the children play outdoors for 60 minutes (30 minutes in the morning and afternoon).  They enjoy a jungle gym, a playhouse, playing basketball and ring toss games, riding on tricycles and cozy coupe cars.  It is a fun time for free and organized gross motor activities.

 Full Day Special Education for Children ages 2.9 - 5 years
Our special education program is funded through the NYS Department of Education and is free for qualifying students. We offer a warm, nurturing environment for children who are demonstrating developmental issues such as speech and motor skill delays, Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Special Education department services children with varying disabilities. We offer full day and integrated classroom settings. In addition, SEIT services, Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Counseling are provided as needed.
The Director, related service providers and teachers meet weekly to discuss student progress and to create consistency between all therapeutic modalities to ensure student success. In addition, our special education teachers and PreK teachers also meet in order to discuss and create Units of Study that align to the ELOF and PKFCC standards.   Each class adapts these Units of Study in different ways or with a different focus.  Teachers differentiate their lessons in order to meet the individual needs of each student in their class.  Children learn through various "centers"  that are set up in the classroom such as art, dramatic play, library, manipulatives, blocks, sensory table, etc. 
Every day (weather permitting), the children play outdoors for 30 minutes enabling them to develop their motor skills through various physical activities.