- Ages: 1 to 6
- Days: Monday-Friday
- Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- PreK-3 For All: No
- PreK-4 For All: No
- Full Day: Yes
- Half Day: Yes
- Extended Hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Children are born with an insatiable curiosity and a magical sense of wonder for the world around them.
Research shows that children need an environment that encourages exploration and allows children to express themselves creatively.
Kinder Island, founded in 2020 creates a safe and enriching space that allows children to grow to their full potential, as confident and competent learners.
Kinder Island is a Reggio Emilio inspired program, that integrates current research-based practices to guide the curriculum. The program is designed for learners age 1 to 6.
Each day is filled with opportunities for young children to engage with peers and teachers as they explore. They make exciting discoveries and connections and deepen their understanding of the world around them. Each Kinder Island day is full of activities that sow the seeds for a love of learning. All of these explorations and opportunities for development are supported by our qualified and experienced teachers and caregivers.
The curriculum at Kinder Island focuses on the whole child. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) are incorporated into the daily activities of the classroom.
Through a variety of materials and curated classroom centers, children are encouraged to explore their environment, learn how to play cooperatively with others, and think critically and creatively.
They develop their fine and gross motor skills in a safe space, where movement is celebrated and valued. Children are encouraged to follow their own interests and passions while learning what it means to be a part of a community that cares for one another. They have opportunities to explore diversity and develop a sense of belonging to an interconnected global community.
Through play, children develop a sense of self and build self-confidence. They problem-solve and negotiate with peers. Children learn where their body is in space and how to move safely. Children begin to think representationally and abstractly. They utilize mathematical concepts, such as counting, charting, patterning, sorting, and identifying shapes, and engage in scientific thinking like (predicting, hypothesizing, gathering data, and experimenting).
At Kinder Island, outdoor play is an essential component in supporting the physical, mental, and social well-being of children. Research supports that children who play outdoors for extended periods of time are better able to attend to classroom tasks, build immunity, and show improved mood.
At Kinder Island, we want to nourish the whole child and understand the significance of a well-balanced food program that focuses on nutrient-dense foods. It is of the utmost importance that each child in our program has access to the freshest and healthiest ingredients prepared with delicious flavor. That is why we are working exclusively with Orange Grill to cater to each and every meal. They guarantee that every meal is cooked from organic, fresh, and never frozen ingredients. Together, we take pride in preparing and serving wonderful, healthy meals to your children. We also provide a light breakfast, as well as an afternoon snack for children in aftercare.
We are excited to announce that Kinder Island has partnered with Bridgeview NYC Soccer Academy and Kickstart! Their highly qualified, professional coaches will come twice a week to work with our two, three, four, and five-year-olds. The coaches focus on developing the players through positive constructive coaching while teaching them the tactical aspects of the game. We strongly believe that this program aligns with our mission to develop the whole child as it challenges both their physical and social skills in a fun and safe environment. Kinder Island also offers various dance classes for all ages!
• Creative Movement (Ages 1-3)
• Ballet (Ages 2-6)
• Tap Dance (Ages 2-6)
• Hip Hop/ Modern Dance (Ages 2-6)
• Ballroom Dance (Ages 5-6)