We follow our original curriculum, developed through years of work with preschool children in search of the best practices to combine academic learning with creativity and curiosity.
The skills our curriculum targets were based on the focus skills for The Stanford–Binet, NNAT and OLSAT tests, which are used as entrance exams for renowned elementary programs in NYC, including public schools' Gifted & Talented program and Hunter Elementary.
We rely on play-based activities and projects, using fun, kid friendly themes, to engage children in reasoning, visual spatial thinking, vocabulary building and more.
Student's progress is tracked through a baseline assessment administered each trimester. Parents will be provided with a progress report.
Some of our weekly themes are:
All about schools
All about me
Friends and Sharing
Day and Night
Insects and Bugs
Under the Sea
Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of positive guidance, which aims for children to see themselves as worthy and capable members of the classroom, to express strong emotions in acceptable ways, to understand the viewpoints of others, and to work cooperatively with their peers.
The teacher guides children’s behavior by establishing predictable routines, setting clear guidelines, and modeling kindness and respect. The teacher helps children understand the consequences of their actions throughout the day, not only when they engage in unsafe or unacceptable behavior.