Our philosophy is to provide opportunities for our children to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually in a warm, loving and nurturing environment. We believe children learn through hands on activities and exploration through the arts and nature. Children will be exposed to a wide variety of programming which will engage them in a play based learning environment with a strong sense of age appropriate academics. Our little students learn to become self-reliant and develop a strong self-image as we encourage everyone's various learning styles and interests. The incredible connection between children and animals promotes the love of nature and the outside world which is especially valuable in a city environment.
Throughout the day the children are encouraged to socialize with their peers and work together in a classroom setting. Our program runs from September through June.Curriculum
Our 2's and 3's is based on a monthly theme curriculum with a focus on colors, shapes, numbers and letters. Our 4's is based on The New York State Universal Pre-K Standards.Daily Live Animal Science Lessons
Every day in school a live animal will visit your child's classroom. The teachers will teach the children how to hold pet the animal as well as teach them about their natural environments, diets, characteristics and more. Physical science is also a strong part of our curriculum. The children engage in many different experiments and discuss the results.Art
Children are encouraged to express themselves through art and take pride and ownership in their work.Music
We feel learning through arts is very important. Our children participate in music every week. Bilingual Birdies is a unique language and music program for young children. Half of the school you're your child will get this amazing language program which will begin to teach your child Spanish set to music children. Your child will also sing along with the guitar and play instruments with one of our own music teachers the other half of the week that we don't have Bilingual Birdies.Cooking
Our little chefs cook a couple times a month right in their classroom using organic ingredients and their own cooking utensils. We promote healthy eating habits when cooking in our kitchen and during snack time, and we also teach them how to recycle.Movement
Children engage in seasonal outdoor play movement and physical activities in the gym. We know the children really need to get physical and run around the older they get. Our 3 and 4 year old programs go to the gym once a week for relay races, ball play and indoor physical games. All programs do music and movement in their classroom every week as well.