Prelude to Preschool
Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 School Year
(To inquire about openings for the current school year, please contact [email protected])
Ages 21 - 34 months (grouped by age)
A perfect prelude to preschool, our Two x Two program helps toddlers develop friendships, master the routines, materials and activities of an early childhood classroom, and discover the joys of being independent! A lively mix of art, music, yoga, cooking, story-telling, imaginative play, gym and choice time in our classroom learning centers, this program meets from September–June. Children are grouped within a developmentally–appropriate age range. Small class size and high teacher-to-student ratios ensure plenty of individualized attention and offer children the support and comfort they need as the adults are phased out of the room. Grownups will also enjoy the camaraderie and support our discussion groups and evening parenting workshops offer!
Mondays & Wednesdays* Tuesdays & Thursdays*
Section I: 9:15 - 10:55 AM Section I: 9:15 - 10:55 AM
Section II: 11:15 AM - 12:55 PM Section II: 11:15 am - 12:55 PM
*please note: all gradually separating sections meet 1.5 hours until November, when class lengthens
Your child is exploding with energy and an ever-growing curiosity about the world and everything in it, while you’re just trying to keep up with this dynamo! Two x Two: Non-separating will channel that energy and satisfy that unbounded curiosity through a lively mix of music, dance, gym, art, story time, cooking and creative play activities. While children enjoy choice time with their teachers and new friends on one side of the room, adults enjoy the support of their own new friends in their weekly “grown-up meetings” on the other side, giving everyone a taste of independence. Adults remain in the classroom for the full school year. Our discussion leaders and evening workshops serve as additional child development resources for parents and caregivers in the program.
Mondays & Wednesdays
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Beginning this fall we will offer a school-year-long Young 2’s program tailored to the needs of children 18-21 months in September. This twice-weekly class will introduce toddlers to the activities, structure, routines and social challenges of a preschool setting, while providing the support these young learners need.If your child seems ready to forge new friendships, try new activities and gain the independence that is the central, motivating quest of every toddler, look no further!
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Our Young Twos Two x Two is tailor-made for children who won't be ready or quite old enough to begin our program in September, but as they approach their second birthday, will need new challenges. For children 20-26 months in January, this class provides a variety of activities such as art, music, creative movement, dramatic play, gym, yoga, story and choice time in our learning centers while supporting these Young Twos through the process of separation and socialization. Grownups will also find camaraderie and resources for dealing with this energetic and eventful age in our discussion groups and evening parenting workshops.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:15 AM - 12:55 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
Now We Are Three
Age 32 – 42 months
Now We Are Three is a separated, year-long preschool alternative program for 32-42 month-olds that introduces children to the structure and content of a preschool setting. Through a combination of individual and group projects, art, music, creative movement, storytelling and outdoor play, Now We Are Three promotes independence, creativity, socialization and confidence within an educational setting, while preparing children for a longer preschool day the following year.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
For more information about 2x2 and Now We Are Three or to schedule a tour please contact Jane Kornbluh, Director, at 646-395-4337 or [email protected].
To inquire about openings in the current school year, please contact [email protected]