|THE YORK AVENUE DIFFERENCE
Art. A rich arts program allows children to explore, discover, invent, create and grow in this expressive area. Art experiences are available in all classrooms, every day.
In addition, the Threes and Fours work in our art studio each week. The process of art is emphasized here. Texture, shape, color, line and form (the five elements of art) are used creatively and imaginatively in the art studio.
Music. Music instruction is provided to all classes. In music class the children sing, dance and respond to music. Responding to music allows children to develop memory, listening skills, motor skills and imagination.
Library. We have our own lending library which children visit each week. They choose books to share with their families and listen to a story read by a "Guest Reader," a parent volunteer.
French for Older Threes and Fours. "Bonjour"… "je m'appelle"… "un, deux, trois…" can be heard as our children listen, learn, dance and sing in French class. Our language program provides exposure to the sounds of the French language and development of a basic French vocabulary.
Physical Education. All our children attend an indoor Gym program; once a week as Twos and Threes and twice a week as Fours. Included on the daily schedule is play on our outdoor playground equipment. In addition, the Two's classes work with a Movement Specialist. Our Three's and Four's classes meet weekly for Yoga.
Living Science. An Animal Expert visits each classroom once a month. The animals brought into the classroom allow children to discover interesting facts about them, along with knowledge of their habitat.
Super Snacks. All classes meet in the Kitchen with our Chef on a rotating basis. Children learn skills such as slicing, spreading and mixing, while making a healthy snack.