Kaplan Nursery School is a developmental-based nursery school affiliated with the Sutton Place Synagogue in New York. The school accepts children from the age of 1 year and 11 months to the age of 5. Many of the families are members of the Sutton Place Synagogue and often the children from Kaplan move on to the affiliated Jackson Religious School when the time comes.
Kaplan Nursery School follows notification and reply dates set forth by ISAAGNY (Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York).
The school follows the Developmental-Interactive model developed at Bank Street College. The basis of the model is that children learn best when they are active participants in the process. To that end the school strives to give children as much hands-on activity possible.
At Kaplan, social and emotional learning is as essential a component in classrooms as intellectual growth. One of the primary guiding principles of the Kaplan Nursery School is the belief that children learn best when they feel respected and nurtured. The school ensures that each child is treated as an individual and that every child learns to not only express his or her emotions but also how to cope with them in an appropriate manner.
When children leave Kaplan they are confident and prepared with the skills to enter into more formal learning with the necessary emotional and academic tools. Recent classroom activities have included a Dancing Raisin experiment, ice painting, puppet hibernation, and cooking with play-doh. Kaplan Nursery School integrates Jewish culture and holidays into the curriculum, as they are committed to sharing the values of Judaism with the children. Both indoor and outdoor play is available, as are field trips and nature walks.
Kaplan Nursery School is open Monday through Thursday from 9am until 4pm and Fridays from 9am until 2pm. For more information to to obtain an admission package visit the website of Kaplan Nursery School.