At 82nd Street Academics, we want delighted children, learning mysteries to explore, and family moments to bring a child’s world of home and preschool together.
Transition away from home and mommy/daddy is a boundary issue for parents and child. It is a new frontier and all of the possibility — and problems that are part of crossing any boundary.
Parents may experience loss as their child steps forward into more independence. Children will have a range of emotions based on their personality and previous home experiences. Children may experience
The National Early Childhood Transition Center reports that transition consequences for a young child can be traced until the 3rd grade. Unsuccessful transition can result in lower verbal and literacy skills in particular. A child who transitions (to awareness of others, awareness of self, and confidence) can relax and accept the developmental and conceptual program.
82nd Street Academics emphasizes the importance of transition with its research based Transition curriculum
Summer Scientists transition activities recreate the learning experience from the child’s perspective instead of the teacher’s perspective. This will become a critical template that your child uses to transition to Kindergarten and beyond.
Thank you for your interest in our Summer Preschool 2019! Classes will be held for 8 weeks, from July 1st to August 23rd . This summer, our students will engage in exploration with the theme “Summer Scientists”. 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 2018-2019 school year, please click- on the corresponding links for more information.
Do you have a child in grades K-8th? Check out our K-8 summer program here!
INTRODUCING: YOU! (for children born in 2015 & 2016 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.
UPK BOUND! (for children born in 2015 only) 8:30AM – 4:00PM/HALF DAY 8:30AM – 11:30AM or 1:00PM – 4:00PM
The “UPK 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 2019. 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.
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