Preschool in New York, NY 10128
65 East 89 Street
New York, NY 10128
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Established in 1972 the St. Thomas More Play Group offers a small nonsectarian nursery program for children two through five years of age.
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Our primary objective is to provide a warm responsive and supportive atmosphere for each child to begin his social and academic journey through life. It is our belief that a childs first school experience should be his strongest in terms of trust and security in his teachers and surroundings. Our caring and relaxed approach provides each child with a positive foundation enabling him to cope with a wide variety of future educational environments and pressures. We want children to leave the Play Group with strong self-esteem and a feeling of confidence and enthusiasm for learning.
We accommodate each child in the Play Group as totally unique in his emotional needs group adaptation capabilities and skills readiness. Rudimentary socialization skills are an important emphasis in our program but not at the expense of the childs sense of self or overall happiness. Individual differences and stages are quickly perceived and respected. Our program and facilities provide a rich environment for learning and growth. A wide variety of activities and materials encourage the childs emotional intellectual social and physical development. Individual and group projects spark curiosity and stimulate the children to observe experiment freely become problem solvers and acquire basic skills without the fear of failure.