“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle
Early childhood care and education for children 18 months and up
Our program takes an interdisciplinary approach to all themes. We believe that children’s minds are like sponges, absorbing knowledge from the information that’s given to them. Their learning capacity is limitless as long as they are interested and engaged. With that in mind, our goal is to playfully introduce concepts of arts and sciences as far as their interests and ages allow.
Social emotional skills are extremely important for all ages, and early childhood is a crucial time on the development of healthy practices on these matters. Playing is a perfect opportunity for educators to guide kids through it, since play-time is when children can make their decisions, solve their problems with friends, and learn how to ask for help if needed.
Our program's goal is to support the development of the whole child, lovingly guiding them through academics, reasoning skills and emotional development.
8:00 - 8:45 am - Arrival / Health Check / Free Choice in Activity Areas
8:45 - 9:45 am- Morning Meeting + Group time (Daily Project, Skills Practice)
9:45 - 10:15 am- Snack Learning (Morning Snack + Sing Alongs & Story time)
10:15 - 10:30am-Toileting/ Outdoor time preparation
10:30am - 12:00 pm - Outside play (Playgrounds, Central Park Zoo, etc.) or vigorous indoor play (teacher directed games, dance time)
12:00pm- 12:15pm - Hand Washing/ Preparation for lunch
12:15 - 12:45 p.m - Lunch
12:45- 12:55 pm- Story Time
12:55 - 1:10 pm- Toileting, preparation for nap
1:15 - 3:15 pm- Nap time (children are required to rest for a reasonable period but not required to sleep. Quiet activities are available for those who are awake before others, i.e., quiet books, puzzles)
3:15 - 3:45 pm- Toileting, Self Directed Play
3:45 - 3:30 pm- Indoor Play (teacher directed games, dance time)
4:00 - 4:30 pm- Snack Learning (Afternoon Snack + Sing Alongs & Skills Practice)
4:30 - 5:00 pm- Brain Building (Puzzles, Building Blocks & Reasoning Games)
5:00 - 5:30pm- Music & Movement
5:30 - 6:00 pm - Free choice in activity areas