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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:
- Morning Meeting (Greeting song, weather, calendar, news, events of day, lesson based on theme)
- free play in centers (living area, block area, library, science center, toys & puzzles, art center, and sensory table)
- music and movement
- story time
- out door time
- snack time
- Full time children have a lunch time and rest period.
SUMMER FUN PROGRAMS & CLASSES PRINT GUIDE
Summer Fun at Smart Start is an extension of our preschool program with the addition of water play and fun outdoor activities. Enrollment options include our regular school day program (8:30am-3pm), our full-time program (7am-6:30pm), and a five-week, part-time (9am-12pm) summer program. Your child’s day will be filled with fun and learning. Activities include art, music, and movement, outdoor playtime, and center time. Smart Start Early Childhood Center, Inc. is licensed for children ages 2-5. Call 718-921-1868 for further information or check us out on the web at smartstartecc.com.
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