Programs

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Little Twigs Toddler Program

Ages 2 yrs. to 2 yrs. 8 months

One of the best ways to begin a lifetime of learning enjoyment is with an early start at Greentrees.  Our Little Twigs, children ages 2 to 2 years 8 months, are Greentrees’ youngest students.  They are also our most enthusiastic!  They are eager to explore their world, and we nourish and support their youthful curiosity and readiness to learn.

For many of these toddlers, Greentrees provides their first real experience within a social setting outside of the home.  In the classroom and on the playground, the children gain valuable social skills and learn to interact well with each other and with their teachers.  Little Twigs get results by using their words instead of acting out.

Greentrees also plays an important role in the successful transition to potty training.  We love our toddlers and want them to succeed. Here they will learn and grow from Little Twigs into confident Greentrees alumni who are well prepared for Kindergarten and First Grade.

We are very happy to be able to offer this specially designed program for toddlers.  Diapers/pull-ups are acceptable.  Our program is available 2, 3 and 5 days a week from 9:00 am to 11:45 am.  Little Twigs follows our regular school calendar.


Nursery

Ages 2 yrs. 9 months to 3 yrs. 8 months

From the toddler classroom, the journey of discovery moves on to our nursery program. Designed for children ages 2 years 9 months through 3 years 8 months. This program works on developing thinking skills and the understanding of basic concepts through play. Learning experiences include following directions, exploring new situations, making choices, development of their large and small motor skills, independence and self-help skills. All the skills necessary to build a child’s self confidence.

This age group loves to talk and be talked to. Conversation, reading, singing, finger plays and working with their friends helps develop thinking skills and the understanding of basic concepts. Play is often structured by the children’s imagination. The classrooms are arranged with learning centers allowing freedom and providing materials for individual and group learning. The children have the opportunity to create, explore, discover, and experiment. The ultimate goal is to form their own experiences and enable them to find their own unique place in the world.


Pre-K Program

Ages 3 yrs. 9 months to 4 yrs. 8 months

Onward and Upward to Kindergarten and 1st Grade! Our Pre-K Program offers a low student to teacher ratio in a small classroom setting. This allows children to feel secure and confident within their environment and lets them learn according to their individual needs. Teacher-directed and child-initiated activities introduce children to all areas of development in a literacy-rich environment. The curriculum is designed to build upon what children have already learned and to enable them to connect new concepts and skills. Theme-based activities in key interest areas include integrating language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts. The Pre-K classroom setting incorporates learning while having fun. Making choices and interacting with each other in a climate that is safe, active and encouraging.


Kindergarten

Designed for children turning five by December 1st.

Building lasting foundations. Kindergarten is a crucial year to build the foundation for elementary school readiness. In this small classroom setting students are provided with a stimulating, responsive, warm and supportive atmosphere with the benefit of individualized attention. Working in conjunction with neighboring school districts, students successfully prepare for entry into elementary school.

Children continue their love of learning while building vital skills such as; reading skills, practicing letter formation, enhancing communication and listening skills, understanding and applying math concepts, learning about history, science, computers, and acquiring an active interest in the world. Kindergarten helps foster and enhance your child’s self-confidence, self-reliance and sense of independence.


First Grade Program

Designed exclusively for children ages 5 to 6+ years old

Your child’s first step toward academic excellence! Give your child a firm foundation of skills that will last a lifetime. In this small specially designed classroom setting students are prepared for the academic challenges for their future achievements. This class will develop and expand the skills your child learned in kindergarten and preschool. The emphasis and focus are on language arts, reading, math, social studies, science, art and music, athletics, foreign language as well as social and emotional growth.

Students work independently, and in small groups, they learn how to value the importance of individual accomplishments as well as team efforts. Our certified teachers are sensitive to the younger first grader and supports and nurtures their individual learning styles as well as their differences and achievements.

Our primary goal is to offer a well-rounded and challenging curriculum and to provide a solid foundation for growth.

Our Mission

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247 Jackson Avenue
Syosset, New York 11791

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Tel: (516) 921-4949
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