Park Shore Country Day School

450 Deer Park Road | Dix Hills, NY
631-499-8580




ABOUT PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

Park Shore Country Day School is located in Dix Hills, New York on 15 beautiful acres, centrally located in Suffolk County. Park Shore offers a wide range of academic and social experiences for Toddlers – Kindergarten that prepare our students for all their future endeavors. Our extensive curriculum includes classes in science and robotics in our STEAM Science Center, Computers, Balanced Literacy, Math, Music & Art, Physical Education, and Library all on our beautiful 15 acre campus. Park Shore offers before and after care and hot lunch. Our reputation is built on our dedication to having a specialized staff of professionals who will give our students programs filled with enhanced skill development, innovative programs, modern facilities and individual attention.

 

  • Small Classes With Experienced Teachers
  • Specialized Enrichment Program
  • SMART Board: Interactive Learning Technology
  • Pre–Reading & Language Arts Programs
  • Science program held in the Extreme STEAM Science Center featuring Robotics, Engineering,
  • Life, Physical & Earth Science
  • Computer Lab with the latest technology
  • Spanish & American Sign Language Programs
  • “The Gym” – Indoor Recreational Area
  • Kidnastics Fitness Program
  • Outdoor Athletic Facility
  • Learning Center & Library
  • Music & Movement Program
  • 3 Playgrounds & Trike Raceway
  • Lunch available upon request
  • Before and After-Care Available
  • Flexible Payment Plans & Sessions
  • Sibling Discounts Available
  • Easy Online Enrollment
  • All Major Credit Cards Accepted

 

Tours are available Monday – Friday 10am-3pm year-round and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm February – June. Please call us at (631) 499-8580 or click here schedule your tour. One of our Team Members will contact you to confirm the date and time of your tour. We look forward to meeting you!

MEET THE TEAM
Dianne Vitucci - Education Director

Dianne Vitucci - Education Director

Since 1988, Dianne has held many positions at Park Shore. As Camp Operations Director during the summer and Educational Director during the school year, she has the responsibility of overseeing the daily operations of the camp and school. She plays an integral part in the planning and execution of all programming and curriculum throughout the year as well as overseeing staff members. Dianne says that watching the children from Park Shore grow up and become young adults and then work for her is a highlight of her work experiences.

Bob Budah - Director

Bob Budah - Director

Bob grew up at Park Shore as a camper and focuses all his energy on creating new programs and facilities. Bob was the first camp director to train at Walt Disney World and that experience enabled him to create Disney Dynamics in camping and many of those innovations are still being used today at Park Shore. Bob s love for Park Shore is apparent from his POS Positively Outrageous Service and he is always looking for something new and exciting to energize all the children at Park Shore.

Chuck Budah - Director

Chuck Budah - Director

Chuck has been at Park Shore his entire life. He grew up as a camper, counselor and director. Needless to say, he has done it all and is involved in all aspects of the running of Park Shore. He enjoys helping campers and parents to ensure they have a positive experience while at Park Shore.

Facilities -

Facilities

The Park Shore preschool sits on 15 magnificent acres complete with playgrounds, ball fields, 3 story Science Center, indoor gym, outdoor stage, Ninja Obstacle Course and classroom buildings. In addition to each classroom, children travel to our Technology/Computer Lab, Music/Movement, Gym, Science Center and 15 acre campus for a variety of learning experiences. Our Science Center has a Cave complete with large aquariums, Marine Touch Tank and reptiles. The combination of our fully equipped indoor and vast outdoor facilities makes Park Shore both exciting and unique.

TODDLER PROGRAM

TODDLER PROGRAM Age Range: 2-3

Our Toddler Program, led by professional staff, will provide the emotional, social and educational support that will enhance your child’s development. Toddlers go to our Science Center, Computer Lab, Music and Movement, and Gym Programs in addition to their classroom activities. They are exposed to thematic units with colors, shapes and numbers, learn the alphabet through art and music, focus on social and emotional growth, learn to be independent as well as play in a group. Our program builds a strong foundation for your child's future success.

Three Year Old Program

Three Year Old Program Age Range: 3-4

Park Shore s three year old program consists of basic skill development while improving and encouraging beginning learning habits. Three year olds will go to our Science Center, Computer Lab, Music and Movement, and Gym in addition to their classroom activities. They will get language, pre-reading, writing and math skill development, work with colors, shapes and numbers, program robots, learn to code, learn American sign language and Spanish. Our 15 acre facility complete with playgrounds, Bungee Trampoline, Ninja Course and exciting Science Center enhances every child s learning experience.

Pre-K Program

Pre-K Program Age Range: 4-5

Our Pre-K Program will give your child an advantage when entering kindergarten. Students will go to our Science Center, Computer Lab, Music and Movement, and Gym in addition to their classroom activities. They will work on word building, decoding sight words, reading, writing, as well as illustrating ideas. Along with Social Studies (History and Geography) and Math (Addition, Subtraction, Sequencing and Statistics), they will receive advanced education in Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Earth, Physical and Life Science in our Extreme STEAM Science Center.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Age Range: 5-6

Kindergarten students will go to our Science Center, Computer Lab, Music and Movement, and Gym in addition to:

* Balanced Literacy Program combines the use of reading aloud, shared and guided reading, as well as independent reading.
* Envisions Mathematics Program teaches children the concept behind mathematics with the use of manipulatives. This hands-on approach to learning prepares students to calculate problems by listening for mathematical vocabulary words, as well as by understanding what numbers represent.
* Social Studies Program teaches children about community, neighborhoods, as well as different cultures.

Academic Adventures After School Program

Academic Adventures After School Program Age Range: 3-5

Academic Adventures is an afterschool enrichment program for children ages 3-5. Park Shore believes the best way to reinforce learning is through Recreational Academics playing with a purpose. Our after school programs introduce interesting and engaging academic experiences in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. Children learn best when they are having fun. Park Shore strongly believes that early exposure to educational programs will give your child the foundation for success in their academic future. Your child will receive small group and individual attention given by experienced teachers.

Extreme STEAM Science Center

Extreme STEAM Science Center Ages: 2-5

Our NEW STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Science Center is filled with exciting laboratory equipment, iPads, Marine Touch Tank, Aquariums, high-end experiments, Robotics, Programing, Engineering, Life, Physical and Earth Science and coding. By conducting scientific experiments, the children will develop skills such as predicting outcomes and drawing conclusions through observation, interpretation and verbal communication. Our goal is to create excitement and wonder for the world of science and to combine this with our student’s natural curiosity of the world around them in order to encourage exploration and discovery.

Computer Science & Technology

Computer Science & Technology Ages: 2-5

Our Program uses technology to enrich classroom learning by bringing interactive, multi dimensional and creative learning experiences to your child. Students use iPads and SMART Board technology in addition to standard desktop and laptop computers. Our Computer Program introduces your child to the basic skills needed to use a computer and is designed in tandem with the school curriculum to support and enrich the skills taught within the classroom. Supervised instruction provides one -on- one guidance for use of age appropriate programs and internet experiences.

Music & Art

Music & Art Age Range: 2-5

Our Music Program supports the curriculum that the children are learning in the classroom. Children who are introduced to music do better in reading, math and science. Music helps develop reasoning skills and cognitive development. Our students are introduced to instruments, different styles of music, and thematic finger plays, all of which enhance their large motor and listening skills. Children who grow up learning music, singing and moving to the beat,are what experts call a rich sensory environment. Our Music Program promotes our introduction to Spanish and Sign Language.

Physical Education Program

Physical Education Program Ages: 2-5

Healthy bodies are as important as healthy minds. A child s physical development through sports, movement, aerobics, and exercise helps to enhance their total growth. Our Gym Program provides skill-building, developmental independence and confidence for a variety of sports that they will engage in throughout their school education. Physical development, camaraderie, fun and learning are the core of our Physical Education Program at Park Shore.

*Indoor Gym
*Soccer
*Tennis
*T Ball
*Basketball
*Gymnastics
*Aerobics & Yoga
*Tae Bo
*Obstacle Courses
*Strength & Conditioning Training
*Three Inflatable Bouncer

Balanced Literacy

Balanced Literacy Ages: 2-5

Our Balanced Literacy Program is a comprehensive program of language arts acquisition. Containing all the components necessary for students to master written and oral communication. The areas of emphasis include reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. Balanced Literacy begins with creating a genuine appreciation for good literature. It includes teaching phonics, grammar skills, reading and comprehensive strategies, and writing forms and skills. Direct and indirect reading instruction, shared reading, independent and guided reading, modeled or interactive writing experiences prepare our students to be proficient readers, writers, speakers and lifelong learners.

Sessions

Sessions

TODDLER, THREE YEAR OLD, PRE­-K & KINDERGARTEN* PROGRAMS

Sessions Available:
2­-5 days
9:00 AM ­-12:00 PM
9:00 AM ­- 2:00 PM
9:00 AM ­- 3:30 PM

*Park Shore’s Kindergarten is a 5 day a week program

FOR THE WORKING PARENT
7:00 AM ­ – 5:00 PM
Extended Day (Includes Breakfast & Two Snacks)

Accreditations

Accreditations

Our mission is to provide opportunities for your child to explore, learn, develop, and be fully prepared to succeed in their future educational experiences. Licensed and accredited by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and are subject to annual review by them as well as the Suffolk County Health Department, Dix Hills Fire Department, and New York State Department of Transportation. Park Shore Country Day School maintains compliance with all of the standards set forth by these departments and strictly adheres to its own high standards.

FACILITIES

FACILITIES

The Park Shore preschool sits on 15 magnificent acres complete with playgrounds, ball fields, 3 story Science Center, indoor gym, outdoor stage, Ninja Obstacle Course and classroom buildings. In addition to each classroom, children travel to our Technology/Computer Lab, Music/Movement, Gym, Science Center and 15 acre campus for a variety of learning experiences. Our Science Center has a Cave complete with large aquariums, Marine Touch Tank and reptiles. The combination of our fully equipped indoor and vast outdoor facilities makes Park Shore both exciting and unique.

TOURS

TOURS

Weekend Tours:
Tours are available Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm February - June. No appointment is necessary!

Weekday Tours:
Tours are available Monday - Friday 10am-3pm year-round. Please call us at (631) 499-8580 or click below to schedule your tour. One of our Team Members will contact you to confirm the date and time of your tour.

WHAT SETS US APART FROM ALL TH

WHAT SETS US APART FROM ALL TH

*Beautiful 15 Acre Campus
*Full and Half Day Programs
*Over 50 Years of Experience
*Small Classes With Experienced Teachers
*Educational curriculum
*Licensed by NY State Child and Family Services
*Member of Long Island Association of Camps and Private Schools
*Specialized Enrichment Program
*SMART Board: Interactive Learning Technology
*Pre- Reading & Language Arts Programs
*Extreme STEAM Science Center (Robotics, Engineering, Life, Physical & Earth Science Computer Lab )
*Spanish & American Sign Language
*Indoor Gym
*Kidnastics Fitness Program
*Outdoor Athletic facility
*Learning Center & Library
*Music & Movement
*3 Playgrounds
*Trike Raceway
*Lunch available
*Before and After- Care Available





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