Early Childhood Programs

Preschool in a Pandemic

| THU, APR 08, 2021

On February 16th, 2021, National Public Radio’s Education Team sent out a call on Twitter to teachers to tell their stories about teaching throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I sent a…

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Creating Something Truly Magical

| SUN, DEC 20, 2020

Hello 14Y community! I am so excited to say “hi” and to join the 14th Street Y Preschool team! My name is Ari and I am a painter, illustrator, and…

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Connecting with Toddlers in At Home Mini-School

| WED, DEC 16, 2020

14Y Family Programs has converted our in-person classes for babies, toddlers and caregivers into At Home Mini-School, a unique program that streams right into your homes! Our classes arev curated…

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Washing Your Hands Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore

| THU, OCT 15, 2020

With COVID-19 on the rise again in parts of New York, it is more important than ever to properly wash our hands – for our own safety and the safety of others. For Global Handwashing Day, we…

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Welcoming Prelude to Preschool and Preschool Back to the 14Y

| TUE, AUG 25, 2020

We have missed you! And, like you, we want to be able to get on with our normal lives. As we all know, it’s not that simple this year. We…

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Living with Your In-Laws

| WED, APR 01, 2020

I’m Meredith, the 14th Street Y’s Lead Community Catalyst. I help families develop a sense of community at the 14th Street Y, including new parents. In these uncertain times when…

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Mindful, Kind Kids: World Kindness Day

| WED, NOV 13, 2019

“Hello friends! Now let’s all sing and wave hello.” I have been telling stories in the nursery school classrooms for four years now. We often get to celebrate Shabbat together…

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Helping Families Make the Most of the 14Y Community

| TUE, OCT 08, 2019

At the 14th Street Y, we are proud to offer excellent educational programs for young children. In our Preschool and signature Prelude to Preschool programs, outstanding teachers help toddlers and young…

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The 14th Street Y Way

| THU, AUG 08, 2019

It’s been several months since we returned from our wonderful 10-day study tour in Reggio, Italy. Loris Malaguzzi once stated, “It is urgent for us to underline that children’s intelligence…

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Finding the Right Kindergarten

| TUE, MAR 26, 2019

As the Exmissions Specialist in the 14th Street Y Preschool, I have the pleasure of helping Pre-K families navigate the New York City world of kindergarten admissions. As applying to kindergarten in New York City can…

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