"Play is the highest form of learning". Albert Einstein
We currently have a total of eight 3-K classrooms operating between our two school sites. There are 3 located at the Willis Avenue Site and 5 located at the Union Avenue Site. Two high quality teachers are staffed in each classroom, with a maximum of 15 students. 3-K for All brings free, full-day, high-quality education to three-year-old children in New York City. Although, we are located in the Bronx's district 7, we have families that attend who live outside of the district. 3-K programs lay a strong foundation for children to grow, learn, and explore the world around them and we are here to ensure that students experience just that.
This month in 3-K we are exploring:
Our Community(Welcome to 3K) -
Essential Question: What is our community?
We currently have a total of 6 Pre-K classrooms operating between our two school sites. There are 2 located at the Willis Avenue Site and 4 located at the Union Avenue Site. Just as in 3K, there are two high quality teachers staffed in each classroom, with a maximum of 18 students. In free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K, children are in a safe learning environment with opportunities to participate in engaging activities and interact with other children and teaching staff. Young children learn through play, experiences, and positive relationships. 3-K for All and Pre-K for All programs help children develop language, skills, and knowledge of the world.
This month in Pre-K we are exploring:
My Community and Me(Welcome to Pre-K) -
Essential Question: What is Pre-K?
We also have a SCIS classroom located at the Willis Avenue Site. In SCIS classes (sometimes called pre-K integrated co-teaching (ICT) classes), preschool students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) can learn and play alongside their nondisabled peers. Preschool students with IEPs that recommend SCIS are placed in SCIS classes by their local Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). SCIS classes include preschool children with and without disabilities and have both a general education teacher and a special education teacher. The teachers work together throughout the day to adapt and modify instruction and ensure the entire class has access to the general education curriculum.
Special Class Services (12:1:2 and 8:1:2)
We provide two special class services at our Union Avenue Site. All of the children in the class have IEPs with needs that cannot be met in a general education classroom. They are taught by special education teachers who provide specialized instruction.