Growing Minds of New York is devoted to accessibility, diversity, and promotes cultural competency. Our open door policy embraces all who desire to afford a better quality of care, preparedness and education for their children. The focus is to provide affordable, first-class care giving and education by providing a broad range of integrated programs and innovative learning approaches.
Our goal is to provide a safe and happy place for children where they can learn and grow, at their own pace. We believe children learn through play and benefit from a structured yet flexible schedule.
We are committed to taking the leadership role in child care services and to the success of all our students.
ACTIVITIES & CURRICULUM
Quality pre-school and early learning programs are crucial; children grow and learn more in their first five years than any other time in their lives. That’s why Growing Minds will provide an alternative to traditional day, afterschool and summer care that not only meet child care needs, but also provided an activity based learning atmosphere. Research tells us that mixed age groups may help children develop intellectually, academically, emotionally, and socially. We are conscious of the wide range of abilities and skill levels. Our curriculum is tailored to support and enhance each child’s early social and motor skills, but to also prepare them for advanced studies, in a fun, nurturing care giving environment. Growing Minds will utilize a variety of activities to accomplish this goal. Some of the activities include:
• Art (Some of the projects will be taken home and others will be ones that you can ask about.)
• Music (Music helps to develop young brains and will play a strong role in day-to-day activities. We may have special music activities and may also play music during other activities, for example, during arts and crafts or meal times. Please note that children will be introduced to a variety of music; for example, Caribbean, Latin, Country, Classical, Pop, and so on.)
• Story Time
• Letter, shape, color, and number recognition in a monthly theme format.
Caregivers will sit in circles with the babies and play games like Peek-a-boo