We offer some wonderful extra programs for our children to enjoy.
Our environmental education program teaches the children about animals. Each child has the opportunity to touch the live animals — or watch from a distance, if they prefer.
Indoor Play at Gymtime
Once a week all the classes get to play and hone their gross motor skills in a gymnasium-like setting with mats and large toys.
Every year we invite a local pediatrician (often one of our parents) and pediatric dentist to come into the classrooms and talk about hygiene. The children love to ask questions and are often sent home with a health-conscience goody bag.
Police Officer Visit
We also invite a local policeman in to talk to the kids about summer safety. He or she also teaches the kids how to call 911 in case of emergency.
When the children are in the 3’s and 4’s, parents and students are invited on educationally enriching field trips.
In the 3’s, the children take a trip to the fire station to see the inner workings and meet the firemen. They also go to the Scarsdale Library for a special lesson from the children’s librarian and a visit to Ramsey Farm, a local working farm where they get to meet Farmer Ramsey himself.
In the 4s, the children go to Greenburgh Nature Center for an apple cidering demonstration. All kids bring two apples and help press them into delicious juice. Then they see the goats, chickens, bunnies and eagles.
An important part of our program, holiday celebrations teach the children to learn about and celebrate various cultures and religions. At the Fours’ Thanksgiving Feast the children cook food and invite their parents to share in their repast. The Twos and Threes are Indians and Pilgrims, respectively, and enjoy a feast together prepared by the Threes. All classes celebrate Hanukah and Christmas at our beloved December Holiday Tea. The children’s delightful performance is followed by a visit from jolly old St. Nick and refreshments.
In the spring the threes class hatches their chicks, but all classes share in the wonder of their hatching.