An early childhood education expert shares preschool pointers, from assessing potential preschools and what makes a good preschool teacher to the advantages of preschool and how to prepare your child for the preschool setting.
Brooklyn Preschool of Science, a hands-on learning-focused preschool based in Brooklyn, is opening a new location in Park Slope in the fall. The science-based preschool runs in half- and full-days.
The Crayon Box Preschool, located in Flushing, recently added Teddy Tennis, a preschool tennis class, to its curriculum. It will also add a preschool music class in the spring.
Kon Gen International Preschool in Queens is now offering ColorSoundation to teach children music through colors. The international preschool is now accepting applications for the fall.
Landmark Preschool, which has locations in Redding, Ridgefield, and Westport, CT, will open its Bedford, NY, location in the fall. The Bedford preschool will offer half-day programs.
My Spectrum School, a gifted and talented early childhood education school, opened in Port Washington in October. The school also offers gifted and talented after-school programs and a gifted and talented summer camp.
New York International School, as part of the British School Foundation, will open on the Upper East Side in the fall. The Manhattan international school will first open its international preschool and older grades in following years.
Early childhood enrichment program Book Nook will offer an educational summer camp on the Upper West Side. The educational summer program will focus on New York City's history and attractions.
New City Jewish Center's Early Childhood Center recently announced that it will offer after-care hours for its students. The center, which already offers before-care hours, teaches traditional pre-K subjects, as well as Judaic traditions and values.
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Kidville, a parent-child enrichment center, recently opened in Wantagh. The new location will begin offering its preschool alternative class in Wantagh in January.
Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg now offers Universal Pre-K. The North Williamsburg UPK is a free full-day program as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative to enroll 50,000 new children in preschool.
Miss O's Academy of Arts and ABC's, a preschool that combines its academic curriculum with the creative arts, recently relocated from Hempstead to West Hempstead.
Gan Eden Preschool, an Upper West Side preschool, combines the American and Israeli educational practices to teach ages 1-5. The preschool recently added dance, drama, and soccer to its daily curriculum.
Star America Preschool, a Midtown West preschool for ages 3 months to 6 years, recently introduced a new enrichment program. Students participate in Spanish, music, and yoga and dance programs throughout the week.
Little Apple Preschool, a preschool in Bayside that caters to kids younger than 3½, plans to expand its facility for the 2015 semester. The addition will allow for Universal Pre-K classes for ages 4-5, and includes a new gym.
Lango Kids, a secondary language learning center in Brooklyn, recently began offering a preschool alternative in Boerum Hill. Lango also offers French, Spanish, and Mandarin after-school classes for kids in Brooklyn.
The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center recently began offering three new programs: a preschool, Super Soccer Stars, and Music on Wheels.
Alternatives for Children, a day care and special needs services provider, recently opened in Dix Hills. The center is licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and follows the National Association for Education of Young Children guidelines.
Toddler Time, a nursery school and extended care center in Seaford, now offers infant program for children as young as 3 months. The center encourages kids to learn and explore at their own pace and ability.
Posey School, a dance school for kids in Northport, recently announced the launch of its preschool program for ages 2-4 in Suffolk County.
East Wood School, a pre-nursery through eighth grade private school in Oyster Bay, will offer a preschool class this year. The class for 2-year-olds includes daily lessons, music, physical education, art, and free-play time.
The Clover Hill School, a Waldorf school for preschool and kindergarten-age children based in Norwalk, CT, was once only an idea brought up in a Stamford church meeting room. This year, it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Pono, an outdoor learning, democratic preschool in Harlem, is partnering with Storefront Science's owner to create a curriculum that is nature- and science-focused.
NY Kids Club, an early childhood educational and recreational program provider, recently opened its Long Island City location. The club offers preschool classes and early childhood enrichment classes.