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Montclare Children's School, Manhattan:
Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Montclare Children’s School is a preschool for children ages 2 to 5. Our school is an enriched, teacher-directed program, and provides children with ample opportunities to engage in a variety of activities, including music, art, library, technology and gymnastics. Our school also provides a warm and rich setting for exploration, socialization and free play.

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Our Goals:

The long-range goals of Montclare Children's School are the positive growth of the whole child; the development of abilities, interests, attitudes and values that will continue to evolve over a lifetime; and the preparation of children for the transition to kindergarten. We support these goals by providing a stimulating preschool learning environment that encourages cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth.

Montclare Children's School Philosophy:
- Our Preschool should provide a warm and secure environment for children, parents and staff.
- The whole child develops best in a non-competitive atmosphere of caring, respect and mutuality.
- Optimum development occurs when children are actively engaged in experimenting and exploring in a challenging and stimulating educational and social environment.
- Play is an important method to help children understand and come to terms with the world.

Preschool Curriculum for 2 to 5 Year Olds:


- Language Arts Curriculum:
Builds and strengthens word knowledge, language development, verbal expression and reasoning, as well as social interaction and awareness.

- Preschool Math Curriculum:
Exposes children to counting, numerical recognition and reasoning, whole-part relationships, spatial relationships, as well as identifying and creating patterns.

- Social Studies Curriculum:
Focuses on communities such as family, neighborhood, the earth, and the solar system.

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Address: 747 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York, 10025, USA
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