Universal Pre-K (UPK) is excellent, high quality Pre-K education for 4-year-olds, available at no cost, regardless of household income. Offered in partnership with New York State and the local public school district, UPK is designed to help more children begin their education at an early age and get a solid start on the road to active learning – and it’s completely free!
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Our early childhood program focuses on developing the following skills and areas in our students:
Children develop their speaking, listening and emergent reader and emergent writer skills using many different materials and activities, in addition to our classroom library, throughout the day.
Numbers and math concepts are reviewed every day and supported by the use of blocks, Legos, puzzles and more. These activities also support fine motor development, critical thinking, and social skills.
As children learn to recognize differences in objects, they also begin to see differences in the world around them. We want children to embrace what makes them different and unique from their neighbors while embracing others for their differences as well. Art, dramatic play, and library are the primary centers where this subject is explored.
Children love to explore and experiment with cooking, color mixing, and nature—all fun and exciting science subjects. As the children learn to process information based on observations, investigations, predictions and discussions, we introduce new subjects to indulge their natural curiosity in science.