Summer Preschool

Available translations in: Bangla, Español, Tibetan (བོད་སྐད), Chinese

Our Distinctive Approach

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 1 school day.  Additionally, our teachers send out weekly 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 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 incorporate multiple domains of learning (some of which will be more fully described below) and are 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.

Program Description

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Preschool 2017!  Classes will be held for 8 weeks, from July 3rd to August 25th . This summer, our students will engage in exploration with the theme “Summer Splash”. Each week, students will discuss different sub-topics that incorporate water exploration; such as properties of water, sea life, and bubbles! Summer Preschool programs offer special visits from organizations like Alley Pond, that come to conduct hands on activities that complement our theme. If you have any questions about our program, please speak with our staff at the Front Desk or call us at (718) 457-0429 x200/201. Join us for a summer of learning and fun! If you’re interested in preschool or UPK -programs for the 2016-2017 school year, please click- on the corresponding links for more information.

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Required Documents:
Student Medical Form
Income Eligibility Form

  • INTRODUCING: YOU! (for children born in 2014 & 2015 only) 8:30AM – 4:00PM/HALF DAY 8:30AM – 11:30AM or 1:00PM – 4:00PM

    Students are exposed to the routine of school life and socialize with children their own age in a fun and structured learning environment. The program offers a gentle and playful introduction to preschool life. Children enjoy exploring and learning with new friends. Daily activities include circle time, read-alouds, outdoor physical recreation, choice time in centers, music and movement, small group play, learning with laptops, and arts and crafts. These activities help children develop language, cognitive and social-emotional skills, and exercise and play. Children may attend this program 2 days, 3 days, or 5 days per week.

    Weekly Themes

    Water in Our World – Uses
    Water in Our World – Properties
    Water in Our World – Mixtures, Solutions, Sinking, and Floating
    Bubbles – Water, Air, and Soap Exploration
    At the Beach – Community Helpers and Beach Activities
    Water – Needs of Living Things
    Ocean Life – Fish and Mammals

  • UPK BOUND! (for children born in 2013 only) 8:30AM – 4:00PM/HALF DAY 8:30AM – 11:30AM or 1:00PM – 4:00PM

    TheUPK Bound!” class introduces students to essential learning domains of UPK and encourages students to gain more independence and self-reliance as they transition into Pre-Kindergarten. The program is designed for students who will attend the Universal Pre-K program in September 2015. The curriculum of this class complements the concepts that children will learn in the fall and includes early literacy activities, science, social studies, math, art and music and movement, social emotional skills and physical education. Our teachers will use learning themes that excite the children’s interest and natural curiosity about the world around them. There is a 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day option for the full day schedule.

    Weekly Themes

    Water in Our World – Uses
    Water in Our World – Properties
    Water in Our World – Mixtures, Solutions, Sinking, and Floating
    Bubbles – Water, Air, and Soap Exploration
    At the Beach – Community Helpers and Beach Activities
    Water – Needs of Living Things
    Ocean Life – Fish and Mammals

  • Sample Daily Class Schedule

    8:30am – 8:40am           Welcome! (See You Later, Parents!)
    8:40am – 8:55am           Table Top Toys, Play Dough, Coloring Activities
    8:55am – 9:10am            Good Morning Songs, Circle Time (Group Discussion)
    9:10am – 10:00am         Center Time
    10:00am – 10:25am        Snack and Group Bathroom Visit
    10:25am – 11:00am        Outdoor Play / Water Play
    11:00am – 11:20am        Read-Aloud Story and Music and Movement Time
    11:20am – 11:30am        Group Meeting to End Morning Session/Dismissal
    11:30am – 12:45pm        Full Day Children Have Lunch and Rest Time
    12:45pm – 1:00pm         Full Day Children Wake Up, Quiet Transition Activity
    1:00pm – 1:10pm           Welcome to Afternoon Friends!
    1:10pm – 1:25pm           Table Top Toys, Play Dough, Coloring Activities
    1:25pm – 1:40pm          Afternoon Circle Time and Group Meeting
    1:40pm – 2:30pm          Center Time
    2:30pm – 2:55pm          Snack and Group Bathroom Visit
    2:55pm – 3:30pm          Outdoor Play / Water Play
    3:30pm – 3:50pm          Read-Aloud Story, Music and Movement
    3:50pm – 4:00pm          Group Review to End Afternoon Session


    • Exact length and content of activities vary, dependent on the children’s ages and developmental levels.
    • Rest time is normally longer for children in the “Introducing: You!” group than in the “UPK Bound!” group.
    • Content in the morning and afternoon sessions is varied to accommodate the needs of both full day and half day students.
    • There is no rest/nap time for half day options
    • Medical dated between September 1st, 2016 and June 30, 2017
    • CACFP Income Verification form dated after September 1, 2016
    • You will receive a letter in the mail or email in June noting any documents that we are missing and welcoming you to the program!