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Smart Start Early Learning Center

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8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway | Brooklyn, NY | 718-921-1868 |

While providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts and dramatic play, the "whole" child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for 2- and 3-year-olds, free Universal Pre-K for 4-year-old children with extended day option. Open year round; summer program available. 

Smart Start's approach to our curriculum is learn through play. While this learning is self-directed, our teachers are facilitators. They are present to answers questions, ask questions, observe and record what they see which helps them plan accordingly.

Smart Start is a child-centered learn through play preschool. Our goal is to meet the needs of the whole child. Your child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development is considered when developing a learning program for your child. A developmentally appropriate curriculum encourages success for all children.

Schedules can vary from classroom to classroom in terms of time, but each classrooms schedule includes the following:

  1. Morning Meeting (Greeting song, weather, calendar, news, events of day, lesson based on theme)
  2. free play in centers (living area, block area, library, science center, toys & puzzles, art center, and sensory table)
  3. music and movement
  4. story time
  5. out door time
  6. snack time
  7. Full time children have a lunch time and rest period.

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