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Before we get to far ahead in describing our program to you, it is important for you to know who we are and who we are not. We are not a franchise, not a huge preschool, not a place that your child will be another face in the crowd, not another one size fits all preschool. We are however that school that fosters leadership and individuality. What does that mean? That means that we want your child to feel good about being themselves because that is indeed how children learn best! When children are relaxed and feel good in their own skin comes the most beautiful thing, development.
Preschool Program -
We have a great balance of socialization time and academic time here. This is not the sort of school where we “baby-sit” while you are at work. We are keeping everyone busy with alphabet time, science time, reading time, manipulative teams and more. Our busy day helps the child to be able to fully enjoy the meaning of school and appreciate the things he or she has learned that they will take with them through their elementary school years.
Our preschool program starts at age two and runs through age six. In this program, we do a large variety of lesson plans with the children and use topics in each of our daily activities that reinforce the topic of that day. We do Science, Reading Beginnings, Circle Time, Spanish, Math, Current Events, Theater and MORE! We also do special lessons and use special equipment to work on fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, letter forming as well as recognition, self help skills, socialization, and discovery.
Our program is unique because it is truly based off of the individual needs of each child. Our ratio of teachers to children is so low (on average, there is one teacher to only 6 students) our program becomes very customizable to each student. Your child will never be lost in the crowd in our school as your child is a person and should be viewed as more then a number in a classroom. Having such a low ratio allows us to give your child the one on one support they may need for certain topics. This teacher to student ratio also allows us to do activities such as alphabet time in small groups rather then one large group giving your child the most guidance as possible.
Speech and Language Program -
The MOST unique thing about our program is that we offer special speech and language support to the children who need it. We have a STAFFED speech and language pathologist who comes to our facility weekly to work within the group of children and help with any speech or language delays that may be present. On top of that, our group of children is unique because we integrate children who have speech needs with children who do not have speech needs to help the child who is behind through example. Our curriculum is speech oriented as this is beneficial to any child with or without speech needs. Verbalization is the key to success in elementary school and we strive to make every child as successful as possible. These students will also follow the curriculum of the preschool class so please feel free to read about our preschool program as well.
Kindergarten Before/ After Program -
Our before and after kindergarten program is a unique program that allows your child to have care for all of the hours that our school is open and still go to Kindergarten and back. You are able to drop your child to us as early as 7am and pickup by 6pm. We will place your child on the bus to school and take them back off in the afternoon. Additionally, we will work on homework and they will join in the rest of the fun with our other students such as snack, games, outdoor time and more fun along the way.
This program offers two different variations. One allows your child to come full day to us during school closures, early dismissals, snow delays in addition to their regular AM/PM bussing schedule. The other program allows your child to come only when the public schools are in a full day session. Please note we only serve students for before and after school that are in the Yorktown district. Our preschool program serves many different towns around Westchester.