West Side Family Preschool is a Manhattan play-based school that accepts children from the ages of 1 through 5 into their early childhood educational programs. West Side Family Preschool operate on a full-year schedule and is open daily from 8am until 6pm. There are several schedules parents can choose for their children. From half day to full day or 2/3/5 days per week. The school will work with parents to set up the best schedule for your child. There is also an after school program for children through the 5th grade. Parents may visit their child whenever they want and are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom.
West Side Family Preschool believes that children learn best through hands-on activities. There are art projects to help with the development of fine motor skills, cooking classes and story time that includes puppets. There are also classes in music, creative movement and Yoga is included to help build good coordination.
Children are allowed ample time for both indoor and outdoor play as well as structured group play and unstructured free play. Outdoor play includes both the backyard at West Side Family Preschool and trips to local parks and playgrounds. This unstructured and vigorous activity helps to facilitate gross motor skill development and foster a lifelong love of exercise.
West Side Family Preschool also takes the children out for daily walks and nature studies at local parks, and to explore local playgrounds. There are also field trips to such places as museums, fire stations and pet stores.
For more information or to schedule a visit, see the website of the West Side Family Preschool.