The learning environment is crucial to children’s ability to really immerse themselves in play and something we have thought a lot about. Our programs started out in home settings but are now in a commercial setting. In the summer of 2016, we moved to our new commercial location at 552 5th Avenue (corner of 15th Street). We occupy 2 floors in an elevator building serving now up to 95 children a day.
Our primary concern is having appropriate materials and appropriate space for the children to explore them and interact with each other. We use space progressively so children have room to move and play in groups and individually. Each area has child-sized tables and chairs, a block/building area, a library area, kitchen area, dramatic play/dress-up section, doll house, sensory table and an art/writing center. We also have developmentally appropriate materials, games, and manipulatives. All classrooms walk to the playground daily and/or take neighborhood walks rain or shine. We are lucky to have Brooklyn as our outdoor classrooms.
Below please find several videos made in the fall of 2021 so you may see more about our indoor space. Each year our space evolves as we learn/grow and add elements and this year is no different so the currently layout is slightly different.
Please find a tour of our Downstairs 2s and 3K Space:
And our upstairs 3K Space:
And finally, our Prek Space: