THE CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE ~ "a green preschool"
The Children’s Playhouse, established in 1984, was developed to provide an atmosphere of
emotional security and intellectual challenge. Young children are like sponges, soaking up more information faster than at
any other time of life. The neurological basis for all feeling and learning is established during the child’s first
four years. During this time we have a unique opportunity to create the foundation for all future learning. The most important
element to a solid foundation is high self-esteem. Children who feel good about themselves can learn anything.
At The Playhouse we value each child’s unique contribution. An abundant variety of opportunities are provided for creative
play and for mental and physical challenges which lead to success and growth.
Children are acknowledged
for such traits as generosity, kindness, patience, honesty, cheerfulness, empathy, curiosity and creativity. Full respect
is given to each child.
Each session consists of approximately 12 children and 3 well-trained, loving teachers. The ages of children range from 18
months to 5, (to age 6 in the Summer) This mixed age setting provides opportunities for all the children to learn, mature
and appreciate each other.
We are a "green preschool", following environmentally
friendly practices in maintaining and implementing our program.
Circle Time, Free Play, Art, Music and Movement, Story Time, Outdoor Play (weather
permitting). In addition, children enjoy nature walks, science, puppetry, poetry, cooking and drama. Children are introduced
to the phonetic basis of reading through our Organic Approach to Reading(c), program developed by our Director. Children
become familiar with composers of classical music.
Healthy homemade lunches are enjoyed
each day during our “lunch party”. Nutritious snacks are also served. The food we serve is nitrate-free
with no HFCS. Many of our fruits and vegetables are organic and all of our milk is organic.
A FALL AND SPRING FUN FAIR IS held each year when all
the children in both locations gather with their families at The Mile Square Road Playhouse for a memorable experience
that includes many activities for the children to enjoy.
You may choose from 3 to 5 days per week.
*Half Days: 9:00-12:00 PM Lunch Included
*Full Days: 9:00-3:00
*Extended Days: 8:00-5:30 PM [6:30AM-6:00PM available]
by the NYS Office of Family and Children's Services