THE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

TODDLER,NURSERY, PRESCHOOL, & PREKINDERGARTEN 

A place to wonder, create, explore and discover.

Serving children 2 to 5 years old, our Early Childhood Program centers around our youngest students, helping them transition into school with a fun and interactive program. Our nurturing teaching staff work to support the students grow socially, emotionally and academically.  With a campus serving students up to 8th Grade, the Early Childhood Program has access to our entire facility and includes classes in music, foreign languages, STEM and lots of time in our greenhouse and indoor playground.  The Early Childhood Program nurtures the development of a strong sense of self-discipline, curiosity, empathy and the foundation for a love of learning. 

HOURS

Toddler Options:

Tuesday/Thursday, 9:15-11:15am

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:15-11:15am

Nursery Options:

Monday - Friday (5-day) 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3-day) 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pre-K Options:

Monday - Friday (5-day) 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3-day) 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Enrichment Program

Monday - Friday (5-day) 12:00 p.m - 3 p.m.

CURRICULUM

The Early Childhood curriculum is focused on hands-on, open-ended activities that develop children’s curiosity and problem-solving skills. Instruction is carefully sequenced to encourage skill consolidation and cross-curricular connections. Throughout the program, students reflect upon and explain their thought processes and gain confidence in oral and written expression.    

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Why PS-8th Grade

Research studies show that the K-8 model better supports middle school students.

 

Early adolescence is an important time for youth, who are undergoing a variety of biological, psychological, and social changes,” said study author Elise Cappella, associate professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt and director of NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change. “Students’ self-perceptions of academic competence are critical in early adolescence, as they contribute to the development of their identity and their engagement with school.”

 

The K-8 model addresses these needs better than a standalone middle school program.  Also, a K-8 model offers more opportunities for leadership roles which develops critical life skills.

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Bridges opened in September, 2013 as a fully independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, offering Preschool through 8th grade,  an “all-through” school with no need to change schools at various grade points.

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339 Snedecor Ave,

West Islip, NY 11795


Phone: (631) 358-5035
Fax: (631) 677-3900
Email: info@thebridgesacademy.net

 

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