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Preschool Focuses on Exploration and Imagination

Preschool Focuses on Exploration and Imagination

A new preschool recently opened in Brooklyn Heights. Building Bridges at Congregation Mount Sinai, which offers morning and afternoon preschool programs, encourages exploration as a way of learning and focuses on physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?

We spoke to Suzanne Boydstun, director of The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, about what to do when your toddler claims to hate school and tips to help with separation when a toddler starts preschool.

Registration Now Open for Temple Israel Pre-K

Registration Now Open for Temple Israel Pre-K

Temple Israel Childhood Center is now accepting registrations for its new pre-K program. The Westport pre-K incorporates Jewish education and technology in the curriculum, as well as students working collaboratively.

Greens Farms Academy Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

Greens Farms Academy Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

Greens Farms Academy, and independent day school in Fairfield County, recently announced the addition of a pre-K and is now accepting applications for the fall term. The pre-K program in Westport focuses on learning through play.

Park Slope Preschool Teaches Through Hands-On Activities

Park Slope Preschool Teaches Through Hands-On Activities

Brooklyn Treehouse Preschool in Park Slope will open soon for ages 2-4. This preschool in Brooklyn focuses on children's innate curiosity for learning though hands-on and creative activities.

Park Slope Preschool Focuses on Art and Academics

Park Slope Preschool Focuses on Art and Academics

Mozarts and Einsteins is an art-focused preschool in Park Slope. In addition to the regular core subjects of reading, writing, math, science, and Spanish, an emphasis is placed on visual and performing arts.

Temple Sholom Teaches Tots to Write Without Tears

Temple Sholom Teaches Tots to Write Without Tears

The Selma Maisel Nursery School of Temple Sholom, a Jewish nursery school in Greenwich, is implementing the Handwriting Without Tears learn-to-write program for its students this year. The nursery school also features a hands-on, creative curriculum.

Rutgers Church Offers Afternoon Preschool Alternative

Rutgers Church Offers Afternoon Preschool Alternative

Rutgers Church’s Ready, Set, Go! preschool alternative program will be offered in the afternoons this fall. The program, for children ages 3-5, is a great supplement to other preschool programs children may already be enrolled in, according to program director Jennifer Moore. The program offers art, storytelling, dance, and gym activities, as well as special activity days.

Nature-Based Preschool Opens in West Redding

Nature-Based Preschool Opens in West Redding

Nature-based preschool Westbrook Nature Preschool will open in West Redding in September. The school aims to use the environment and nature exploration to teach children ages 3-6. Preschool activities include gardening, baking, painting, sledding, and general exploration. The school also offers parent-child, nursery, and kindergarten programs.

Kings Bay Y's North Williamsburg Annex Opens Preschool

Kings Bay Y's North Williamsburg Annex Opens Preschool

Kings Bay Y’s new annex in North Williamsburg is opening its preschool this fall. The preschool’s curriculum focuses on Jewish culture and values due to the growing Jewish population in the area. The North Williamsburg annex will also offer Russian, Mandarin, and Hebrew lessons, as well as summer camps.

FasTracKids Offers Preschool Alternative in Rego Park

FasTracKids Offers Preschool Alternative in Rego Park

FasTracKids in Rego Park now offers a preschool alternative. The preschool teaches students how to use technology and public speaking skills in academics. Students will also use multi-sensory skills to learn math, sciences, and public speaking. The preschool also offers daily cooking and reading activities, as well as hands-on and interactive projects and experiments. FasTracKids also offers a Gifted & Talented prep course.

Bright Beginnings Opens Second Location in Pomona

Bright Beginnings Opens Second Location in Pomona

Bright Beginnings of Rockland, Inc., an accredited preschool program in Rockland County, recently opened a second location in Pomona. The new preschool and day care location in Pomona offers the same great education as the New City location.

Local Catholic School Brings Preschool Program Back

Local Catholic School Brings Preschool Program Back

Our Lady of Wisdom, a coed Catholic school, is bringing its preschool program back for the new school year. The Catholic preschool in Port Jefferson for 4-year-olds is five full days per week, and children learn reading, math, technology, Italian, music, and art. The preschool also offers before and after care for its preschool students.

Chelsea Preschool Appoints New Administrative Director

Chelsea Preschool Appoints New Administrative Director

Chelsea preschool, Kids Korner Preschool, recently named Jennifer Contrubis Denza as its new administrative director. The full-time preschool in NYC is a close-knit community. Children participate in activities such as music, dance, and Spanish. Kids Korner Preschool is currently accepting applications for the fall.

Brainy Academy Academic Enrichment Center Opens in Park Slope

Brainy Academy Academic Enrichment Center Opens in Park Slope

Brainy Academy, a Montessori preschool and academic enrichment center, recently opened a Park Slope location. Brainy Academy offers a Montessori preschool, a Pre-K Alternative Program, Summer Enrichment Program, Brainy Builders with Lego Education, one-on-one tutoring, and workshops including cooking and sewing.

Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons

Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons

Ivy Day School, a preschool in Queens, recently opened a second Flushing location. Along with the core subjects, preschoolers benefit from an English-Mandarin/Spanish bilingual program, as well as creative arts and cooking classes. The school also has art and computer rooms, an indoor playroom, and a garage for easy pick up and drop off.

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience

National early childhood program FasTracKids recently moved from its Kew Gardens location to a location in Rego Park that is more accessible by public transportation and by car. The Rego Park location has a pool on the roof, which the owner hopes to soon enclose for year-round swimming instruction, as well as access to neighborhood parks.

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side

Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting.

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Seedlings Academic Playschool, an intimate, homelike preschool for children in Brooklyn Heights, prides itself on small group learning. The homelike play and learning environment allows for children to have a positive first-time experience in a preschool setting.

JCC Rockland Adds Pool to Facilities

JCC Rockland Adds Pool to Facilities

JCC Rockland is adding a new feature to its facility: a pool. With the addition of the inground, heated outdoor pool, which is scheduled to be finished by the time summer camp rolls around, the JCC will be able to offer swim programs for its summer camps, as well as swim lessons for its pre-K program.

Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness

Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness

New research from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.

Montessori Children Launches Tutoring Program for Suffolk Students

Montessori Children Launches Tutoring Program for Suffolk Students

Montessori Children, a preschool in Port Jefferson Station, will offer tutoring services in all subjects for grade-school aged children on Long Island. The program is customized and works around the students already busy after-school schedule.

Harlem's Peartree Preschool Founded on Community Support

Harlem's Peartree Preschool Founded on Community Support

After a year and a half of planning, finding the perfect location, and raising capital, local mom Denise Adusei is getting ready to open Peartree Preschool in Harlem near Central Park.

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows

CosmoKidz Preschool and Daycare Center, recently opened in Fresh Meadows, prepares children for upper-level education in an eco-friendly facility. The center also offers foreign language lessons, summer camps, and Gifted & Talented prep.

Early Childhood Education and School Preparedness Center Opens in Brooklyn

Early Childhood Education and School Preparedness Center Opens in Brooklyn

Think, Play, and Learn, an early childhood education center in Park Slope, aims to help struggling children reach their full academic potential and provides the foundation necessary to be successful students. The pre-K and kindergarten prep program ensures kids are prepared for their first day of school with all the necessary support and skills.




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