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Take the B, D, F, or M train to 47-50th Rockefeller Center. Come upstairs and walk to the corner of 50th and 6th. We are at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. The entrance to the building is on 50th Street.

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Our Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so thankful for each and every staff member who works with our two girls. They look forward to coming to school every day and being with their teachers. We are beyond impressed with the curriculum in each class, and the creativity that goes into every activity. Thank you."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

Marbleized Gift Wrap

You Will Need:

Paper (white, freezer, butcher, or white drawing), plastic wrap, several colors of tempera paint, newspapers or vinyl tablecloth to cover work surface, trash can, smock or old shirt to protect your clothes

Directions:

Cover work surface. Have your child drip paint onto the paper, letting several colors touch. Place plastic wrap over the paint. Then have your child smooth the paper, creating designs with his or her fingers. Remove plastic wrap and allow paper to dry completely before you use as gift wrap.

Tip:

Make the paint thin to prevent clumping or flaking. You may want to tape the paper to the table to keep it from moving when your child rubs the paint around. Have the trash can handy to toss the plastic wrap once you’re done.


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