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Pono Learning, Manhattan:
Pono Learning is a democratic and fully learner-directed education center in Manhattan, NYC that serves children from the age of 2 ½ to 5 years old. Pono Learning is an outdoors learning center set up with the purpose of immersing children in rich, stimulating learning environments and harmonious learning communities where each child’s interests and natural innate desire to learn are cherished, nurtured, and guided to flourish into becoming life-long learners, critical thinkers, and balanced human beings.

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Photo of Child Care / Preschool in Midtown Manhattan, NYCEarly Childhood Education for Kids Ages 2-5:
Children are offered a variety of non-compulsory lessons throughout the course of the day. Depending on the interests of the children, the areas addressed in lessons may include natural sciences, movement, ecology, health, nutrition, language arts, theatre, art, yoga, music, cultural and global studies, and others. Literacy and mathematics are embedded in all offerings.

Guided Nature Hikes in NYC Parks:

We go out to New York City Parks and explore. Interconnectedness in life is the focus of these very flexible, children-directed, and hands-on explorations. In a variety of habitats, the children touch, smell, and see how living and non-living elements of the ecosystems interact, and ultimately, how human interactions can impact these delicate relationships.

Through hikes in the most wild parts of Central Park, Riverside Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Inwood Hill Park, and Prospect Park, the children were introduced to a number of topics like wildlife management, animal signs, tree identification, bird identification and behavior, insects and invertebrates, aquatic ecology, and ecological concepts like producer, consumer, and decomposer.

Pono-STREB Workshops:
At this action dance company's home studio (a former warehouse), Daniel, a STREB dancer, and Ilona, our Pono movement teacher, work with our children on exploring their own action adventures with and without movement tools/equipment. Daniel’s focus is on assisting the children in creating their own movement vocabulary. Ilona’s focus is on character and community development.  Following the workshops, we watch the company dancers rehearse their new show.

Image of Child Care / Preschool in Midtown Manhattan, NYCIn the Open Studio:
In the Open Studio... taught by Ilona Bito and featuring guest musicians, is an opportunity to play, pretend, and create together. We continue challenging our growing bodies with pop-action and obstacle courses introduced at STREB, taking our action in a new direction.

We engage our imaginations as we learn about the elements of dance through guided improvisation with props, costumes and stories, and about music by playing instruments along with our talented guests. While there is no type of performance predetermined for this workshop, Ilona encourages participating dancers and musicians to explore the creative possibilities of working together, which is at the heart of dance and music. The main focus of In the Open Studio is the unfolding enjoyment and exploration of the action, sound, and story living in our bodies, in an open ended collaborative style. 

Pono About Town:
This series of field trips provides children the opportunity to design their own learning within a community.  We go anywhere that the children suggest as long as it falls within the guidelines we set together. Following the suggestions of the children, we planned field trips to the beach, city and suburban/rural farms, special playgrounds, as well as tours of the NYC waterways.

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Roots of the Future Montessori, Clarence
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Situated in Clarence NY, just 30 minutes west of downtown Buffalo, Roots of the Future is a private, nature-based Montessori Pre-school serving children ages 3-6. We offer a three day (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) or five day option. At Roots of the Future, your child is immersed in a Nature-Based education program. The school is set in an environment designed to inspire children to connect with the wonders of nature on a daily basis.

We are committed to reducing waste, conserving resources and bettering the natural world. Children carry out tasks and activities that benefit the environment. These include: water conservation, energy conservation, waste reduction, environmental learning through nature walks, use of green pesticides and cleaning supplies, organic gardening, and composting.

Children develop their own will and readiness under the guidance of the teachers. Our classroom environment cultivates the child's own natural desire to learn while encouraging a fascination for learning. Children acquiring basic skills in this natural way gain an early enthusiasm for learning as their inner personal dignity, independence and self-discipline develop.
Nature-Based Montessori Education Program for Children Ages 3-6:

- 3-day (Monday-Wednesday) or 5-day option
- Immersive, Environmentally-Friendly Education
- Children connect with nature
- Environmental Learning
- Water / Energy Conservation
- Organic Gardening

Montessori Curriculum:
- Principle-based Learning
- Developmentally Appropriate Activities
- Uniform Environments and Materials
- Purposeful Work
- Classroom Responsibility
World Class Learning Academy, New York
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World Class Learning (WLC) Academy, New York is an international school for students ages 2-11 years, conveniently located on East 2nd Street in Manhattan’s East Village, NYC. We offer Nursery to Elementary School programs (British Nursery to Year 6 / US Nursery to 5th Grade). At WLC Academy, we take a broader and deeper world view, and we prepare children to become confident students in their learning, preparing them for the next stage of their education and the challenges of the future. What sets our students apart from students at other schools is their genuine and enthusiastic desire for learning.

Our students achieve well beyond the expectations for their age and ability. Year after year, exam results across all our schools demonstrate a commitment to exceptional standards of learning and student outcomes.

Our school encourages independence and self-discipline in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of diverse opinions and cultures. We prepare students to meet the growing challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Our school facilities include generously-sized classrooms, gym, indoor play space, rooftop outdoor learning & play area, well-resourced library & more.
Academic programs for students ages 2-11 years - Nursery to Elementary School programs (British Nursery to Year 6; US Nursery to 5th Grade):

Our academic program is based on:
- The English National Curriculum
- The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

- The combination of these distinctive curricula provides a comprehensive, international program of study which aims to equip every student with the essential skills for lifelong learning and meet individual learning needs.
Language Workshop For Children
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Language Workshop For Children offers language immersion programs in NYC Upper East Side, West Side and SoHo. Language Workshop For Children is a place where toddlers 6 months to 3 years and children 3 to 9 years meet through a fun immersion play group to learn French, Spanish, English, Italian and Chinese.

Children learn languages through the LWFC’s Thibaut Technique®. In Thibaut Technique classes kids learn naturally, not by translating. First they hear, then they understand, and finally they speak in that language.
French, Spanish, Italian, English, and Chinese Language Programs for Children Ages 0-9:

* Languages for Tots program

* Languages for Children program

* Language Immersion Preschool program

* Language Summer programs
Preschool of America, New York
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Founded in 2004, Preschool of America opened its first school in New York City’s historic Chelsea neighborhood. Since then we have opened a total of seven centers throughout Manhattan including our center on 345 42nd street in West Midtown, and we continue to grow. The founding principle of establishing outstanding day care centers and preschools for New York City families remains uncompromised.

Our Preschool of America programs are carefully researched and thoughtfully taught, and we approach every day with a sense imagination, innovation, and fun to help young children learn comfortably and confidently. Every program includes a wide range of engaging and inspiring activities to stimulate early brain development with a focus on creative play. We encourage a love of learning through working and playing with others.

Our children have fun while they learn just another way we make sure children get the most out of their experiences at school. Our full-time programs, a good curriculum that provides plenty of hands-on learning and high quality teachers prepare the children in our schools for elementary school and for life-long learning.
Preschool Programs from Nursey through Kindergarten:
- Nursery Program
- Infant Program
- Toddler Program
- Preschool Program
- Pre-Kindergarten Program
- Kindergarten Program

* Each program curriculum includes a variety of interesting activities to stimulate early brain development with a focus on creative play.

Additionally:
- Gifted and Talented Program
- After School Programs
- Summer Camps Programs
Oogie Art: Art Portfolio Development School
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Oogie Art is the World's No.1 art portfolio preparatory school based on college and art award results alone. We are located in Manhattan, NY, Boston & Lexington, MA, and Shanghai, China.

Every year, we have help students gain admission with scholarships to their 1st choice colleges and universities.

These are the results from 2018:
2 students accepted from Harvard
1 student from Stanford, MIT, Yale
3 students from Cornell
2 students from Columbia University
+ and many more from SVA, RISD, Parsons, and Pratt.

The results of this year's 2019 for Early Action and Decision:
1 student accepted to Harvard
2 students accepted to Cornell

At Oogie, students will build college prep skills and develop diverse portfolios with varying levels of experience. Our rigorous classes hone student's technical skills in a range of media, as well as develop an extraordinary body of their own frameworks because our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate deadlines.

Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the semester or year.
1. Art Portfolio Prep Program: Gr. 7-12 & Transfer
2. Junior Program: Grade 7-8
3. Art HS or Boarding School Art Portfolio and Audition Prep Program: Gr. 7-8
4. Young Talent program: Gr.4-6
5. AP Studio Art Program: Gr. 10-12
6. Foundation Program: Gr. 7 and Up
7. Curating and Art Research Program
8. Art College Counseling Service

- Painting/Drawing
- Illustration
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Sculpture
- Group Crits
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design
- Graphic Design
- Digital Art
- Installation Art
Updated: 2019-03-11
Updated: 2019-03-11
ABC Languages, Manhattan
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Are you searching for quality Spanish language classes in NYC for your child or teenager? A leading provider of foreign language instruction, ABC Languages provides group Spanish classes and private tutoring for kids (ages 4+), teens and adults.

Conveniently situated in midtown Manhattan, our qualified and experienced teachers will help your child to improve their Spanish language skills in a fun and effective way.

We offer our group Spanish classes for K-12 children on a customized basis, based on what the parents, school or organization tell us about their needs.

Whether you want a weekly after-school Spanish program, an at-home Spanish language play group or more intensive Spanish classes that meet several times a week, we can design a program that suits you.

Private Spanish lessons mean your child gets the exclusive attention of the teacher and can learn faster. You can choose the days and times of the lessons which can be held at our school or your home (or other location of your choice).
Spanish Language Lessons for Juniors:

- Private Spanish lessons / one-to-one tutoring for kids & teenagers

- Group Spanish language classes for K-12 kids

- After-school Spanish programs for elementary, middle & high school students

- High school study assistance

- We also work with schools who wish to offer a Spanish language program as part of their curriculum.

We also offer a wide range of additional foreign language classes including French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Russian, Polish, Greek, Arabic, Farsi....