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Thank for you visiting the Pre School at 82nd Street Academics today. The hunger for a learning adventure starts early. Babies start to use their hands and practice chewing minutes after they are born!

It’s a natural human desire to create, explore, and challenge ourselves to new accomplishments.

The following texts provide information on the rigorous demands of a quality early childhood center and the specific parent questions that we have thought about at 82nd Street Academics. It’s best to check carefully now. Sadly, the hunger for adventure disappears if the Early Learning Environment makes a mistake:

Requirements of a Quality Early Childhood experience

  1. Flexible Development – The worst mistake is to force the pace of development. Each child matures at their own pace, especially in the early years. A quality program that has a small student to adult ratio in the room will allow everyone to develop the skills and knowledge flexibly. Shaming learners at any age simply decreases our appetite to take risks and make mistakes in the process of the learning adventure.
  2. Adds Adventure as well as Fun –Home daycare and some daycare programs feature safe, undirected play. That will work for a few self motivated learners if the environment has meaningful toys and manipulates that stimulate development. For most children, the teacher is a necessary guide on the learning adventure – much like a docent when we go on a tour in a new city or country. Unguided exploration can be boring.
  3. Prepared for Multiple Learning Intelligences – Children (and everyone else) do not learn in the same way. Trained and experienced teachers recognize this but mediocre teachers struggle. Howard Gardner (“Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences and Education.” Infedorg. Harvard Press, 25 Apr. 2013.) has identified 7 learning styles

Visual-Spatial – They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery.
Bodily-kinesthetic – They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing.
Musical – They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, tapping out time.
Interpersonal – understanding, interacting with others. These students learn through interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars, dialogues.
Intrapersonal – understanding one’s own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They’re in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation. They can be taught through independent study and introspection.
Linguistic – using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together.
Logical -Mathematical – reasoning, calculating. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries.

As you search for the Early Childhood Development partner that is a good fit for your child, investigate our programs and choose the best!

Our Early Childhood  3 Year Old Preschool Programs include:

*Children born in 2012 qualify for free Universal Pre-K for the 2016-17 school year. Please view our UPK page here.

Parent Review

“Our daughter and nephew both attend 82nd Street Academics. Our family is impressed with the special care that is offered to our children. My first concern was that my daughter is a very picky eater. I am always able to email her teacher, Ms. Cindy, with any doubts and concerns and she always writes back with reassuring answers and helpful ideas. She also shares information and summarizes what they taught in class. My husband and I appreciate this very much. One day our daughter came home and talked so much about Ms. Kia and Mr. Esteban helping her with lots of things like putting on her jacket and shoes and refilling her water bottle. That’s when I knew our child was in good hands. Our daughter’s learning experience at 82nd Street Academics is fun and she is highly motivated. This school has a genuinely caring team that both students and parents can enjoy. Thank you.” – The Cuyugan Family, UPK


Calendar for Preschool & UPK Programs:
PreSchool Calendar 2016 2017 Full Day Half Day

Required Documents for Registration:
Student Medical Form
Income Eligibility Form

Food Calendar: