Our Distinctive Approach

Chinese Translation

At 82nd Street Academics, we provide children with positive early education experiences that invite students to develop a love for learning. While many of our educational practices are similar to other quality schools, we also have three beliefs about childhood development.

  • We want parents to have full access to the learning process of their children.  All of our classrooms are equipped with cameras and audio capabilities so that parents can keep track of daily activities and be reassured that their child is in a safe environment where we are delivering on our program promises.  If questions or concerns do arise, our teachers answer their emails daily and turnaround initial responses within 24 hours.  Additionally, our teachers send out daily emails to inform parents about that day’s classroom activities and what steps parents can take at home to reinforce what was learned.
  • With each student in our program, we are trying to develop not just purely academic skills, but also areas such as social-emotional health, physical development, language & literacy development, and mathematical/cognitive thinking. Our whole child approach is driven by adaptive, teacher-written lesson plans which incorporates multiple domains of learning (some of which will be more fully described below) and is checked and approved by our Early Childhood Program Director. Using these multiple domains of learning, we are able to better individualize each child’s instruction and experience in our program.
  • To measure each domain and properly assess our students, we use a Department of Education accredited measurement system which includes observation and evaluation of each student over a several month period. Once we finalize our results, we can then offer students balanced sub-groups to improve areas in which they need development and to allow for our teachers and student peers to aid in this growth process.

Program Description

Children eligible to participate in our 3 year old preschool programs have birth dates between January 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 for the 2016-2017 School Year . Our student-teacher ratio in Preschool is 16:3. Lead Teachers have New York State certification in Early Childhood Education. Our program is fully licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. We accept HRA and ACD vouchers, please obtain voucher before registering for a program with 82nd Street Academics. Read about our Learning Park & Playground 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

 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.

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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:
September 2016 REG MENU