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Pono Learning is the only democratic and fully learner-directed education center in Manhattan, NYC that serves children from the age of 2 ½ to 5 years old. Across the street from Pono Learning is a beautiful park that hosts 3 playgrounds, amphitheater, and recreation center. Next door is the Harlem Public Library and the community garden is a block away.


School / Office Address: 2002 5th Ave
Manhattan
New York
USA
Email: Contact Us

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Directions: Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street or the 4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street. Pono Learning is within a short walking distance from both subway stations.

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Developing good study skills in high school will prepare you for academic success in college. Learning how to effectively manage your time, how to prioritize your work and how to retain important information are skills that will be of huge benefit to you throughout your life.

While you still have the support of your teachers in high school, you are expected to think for yourself and to take control of your learning. Whether you're a freshman or a senior, you can improve your study habits by making a few changes to your routine. Your academic success is entirely up to you!

Try to study in quiet environments that are free from distractions - you can't concentrate effectively if you are constantly being interrupted. Have a dedicated study area at home, and use your school library also. If you have disruptive classmates, try to sit as far away from them as possible so you can focus on your teacher.

Create an efficient and realistic study schedule for yourself and stick to it. Study for blocks of 20-50 minutes and make sure you take plenty of breaks. Try to be physically active during your breaks but make sure you return to your study!
Study Skills for High School Students:
- Time Management: Use planners, study plans & to-do lists to keep you on track.
- Self-discipline: Attend all classes and meet every deadline for assignments. Set aside time each day for study.
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- Effective note-taking: Make sure you record important points.
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- Have a dedicated study area free of distractions.
Little Atelier of Young Children
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Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, Little Atelier of Young Children is a childcare center for young artists (ages 2-5).

Little Atelier is situated in Bayside, Queens - the easternmost Borough of NYC. Choose from Half Day programs up to 5 Days. Our curriculum explores a range of common areas such as language, math, art, science, history through deep and sustained inquiry.

We do our best to provide motivating, inspiring and nurturing learning environment to the children and their families in Bayside community.
Reggio Emilia-inspired Artistic Childcare Programs:
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Schedule Options:
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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
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Smarter Toddler was founded by parents of gifted young children who wanted a progressive preschool with an advanced arts-based curriculum that their own children could benefit from, hence the name. Developed around the idea that quality childhood care and education should be homelike, everything was carefully designed to make children feel like they are at home, from the vintage toys, low height lounge chairs and tons of original artwork.

Our mission is to continue to create an enhanced, quality early education program that emphasizes the arts, cultural experiences, and the unique individuality of each child. We aim to encourage curiosity, promote kindness and respect, and exercise imagination and creativity.

Parent Testimonial:
"Every morning, my children are so happy to see & hug their teachers, and love visiting their “old” teachers as well. To us, there could be no better sign that they are happy at Smarter Toddler!"
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- Infant Program (3 - 12 months)
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- Toddler 2 Program (21 months - 2.5 years)
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- Preschool Program (3.5 - 5 years)
- Arts Program (includes music, visual arts and yoga)

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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

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Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the semester or year.
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- Group Crits
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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.
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