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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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Williamsburg Northside Schools, Brooklyn
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Located in Williamsburg, a vibrant neighborhood of Brooklyn NY, Williamsburg Northside is a Reggio Emilia inspired school with three distinct programs in three Brooklyn locations all within walking distance of each other. Our Infant & Toddler Center provides specialized programs for children ages 3 months to 2 years of age, our Preschool provides a joyful daycare experience for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and our Elementary School provides a challenging education program rich in the arts and in creative expression.

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, we are committed to offering a school experience that views each and every child as a strong, capable and powerful individual who is an active participant in their learning.

We strive to create a community in which all children feel safe and supported to share, explore, question, falter when necessary, think critically and create. It is their interests, ideas, and questions that provide the inspiration for classroom projects.
Infant & Toddler Center:
Specialized programming for children ages 3 months to 2 years (2, 3 or 5 days a week options)

Preschool (Ages 2-4)
A multi-sensory approach is used in order to meet the varying learning styles and developmental needs of each child.

Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Children are engaged in a variety of enrichment classes including Studio Art, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Spanish in addition to general explorations in the classroom.
New Amsterdam School, New York City
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The New Amsterdam School offers programs inspired by Waldorf curriculum for children from birth to age seven and beyond in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Established in 2006, it began as a grassroots alliance of educators, parents and community leaders determined to bring the benefits of Waldorf education to the Lower Manhattan community in New York City.

The school will open the doors to their grade school in the Fall of 2014! As the school grows the preschool will also expand to welcome more families into the school community.

We are conveniently located for families from the East Village, Lower East Side, West Village, Soho, Tribeca, Battery Park City, Dumbo and other Brooklyn Neighborhoods. We are easily reached by the F, J, M & Z trains as well as a number of city buses.

We are an independent, nonsectarian school dedicated to educating a diverse community of children and their parents. Our young program is part of the well-established Waldorf movement that today includes over 1000 schools and 1600 early childhood programs in 58 countries. Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world.
Waldorf-based Education for Children from 0-7 years of age and beyond:

- Grade School Beginning in Fall 2014
- Maxed Age Kindergarten Classes
- 3 & 5-Day Morning Nursery Classes
- 3 7 5-Day Afternoon Nursery Classes
- Bridge classes
- Parent-Child Classes
- Parent-Infant Classes

Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world.
Big Apple Tutoring
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Based in Manhattan, NYC, Big Apple Tutoring is a tutoring agency that offers high-quality tutoring to students in the comfort of their own home. We provide individual private tutoring to students of all ages and levels: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School and College. Our tutors serve the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, as well as some areas of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

Our professional tutors are all specialists in the subjects they tutor and as we have students from almost every school in NYC, we have grown to know the curriculum of nearly every school in Manhattan. We are also familiar with the demanding requirements from Manhattan's private and preparatory schools. We understand that providing your children with the right motivation, test prep, study skills, and guidance with homework can make a big difference when it comes to achieving top grades in school.
Private Home-based Tutoring for K-12 Students:

- Subjects include Math, Science, Language Arts, Foreign Languages, History & Social Sciences

- Standardized Test Preparation including SAT, PSAT, GED, GRE, ACT and more

- Courses for Credit and Homeschooling

- College Tutoring - all college-level courses and majors from humanities to pre-medical studies

- Homework Help
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
Mis Amiguitos Spanish Montessori Nursery & Preschool NYC
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Located in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, Mis Amiguitos Spanish Montessori Nursery & Preschool offers a bilingual Spanish Montessori program for students ages 3 months to 5 years.

With our "Early immersion to Spanish" method, our students simultaneously learn Spanish and build their educational foundation using the Montessori philosophy. We help your child to be fluent in Spanish Language and also to be prepare for Kindergarten.

The Montessori method is used to foster this desire to learn while providing the stimulus for academic, social and physical development.
Bilingual Spanish Montessori Program:

- For students ages 3 months to 5 years
- Classes Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:30 pm.
- Part-time and full-time options available

Tuition options include:
- 5 full days (8.30am - 5.30pm)
- 3 full days (8.30am - 5.30pm)
- 5 half days (9am - 12)
- 3 half days (9am - 12)
- After-school program (3 - 5.30pm)
Abraham Joshua Heschel School
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Abraham Joshua Heschel School, located on West End Avenue in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is an independent, Jewish day school offering a pluralistic approach to Jewish learning in addition to secular studies. We have four school divisions consisting of Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School and High School. The quality of our humanities, arts, and science programs has enabled our graduates to be welcomed by outstanding institutions of higher learning.

Our approach to education, pluralism, and concern for students' intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development informs our daily interactions in the school community. Our school is characterized by team teaching and an integrated curriculum. We select faculty who have demonstrated mastery of their subjects, encourage academic excellence, and support our mission.

We strive to cultivate the spiritual lives of our students and nurture their commitment to Jewish life. We help them understand and respect a range of Jewish practice and traditions. We engage our students in a meaningful relationship with the language, culture, land, and people of the State of Israel.
Jewish Educational Programs from Nursery through Grade 12:

- Early Childhood Program: Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten.

- Lower School Program: Runs from Grade 1 to Grade 5.

- Middle School Program: Includes Grades 6 to 8.

- High School Program: Includes Grades 9 to 12.