Infant Program (ages 3 months to 12 months)
Early childhood development is critical and our experienced staff members aid this key period of learning in our infant center. Our infant center is designed with love and warmth and nurturing caregivers that allow the infants to feel at home while the sound of lullabies and rocking chairs fill the air. We nurture and create a loving and trusting bond between infants and teachers. We promote eagerness to understanding your child’s personality, likes, dislikes, and developmental needs. Teachers support the curriculum we follow which include growth of motor skills, reading, flash cards, alphabets, sing along, language development, early music, technology and learning through play.
Toddler & Nursery Program
1- 2 years
Nurturing our toddlers and guiding each child through the separation process, as well as introducing them to routines of a school life programs provides a caring environment in which our youngest students begin their education. We believe Toddlers are capable of focusing and absorbing knowledge through play. The classroom environment is designed to allow your Toddler to build trust while learning. This is a remarkable learning period requiring all of their attention. Teachers support the curriculum we follow which include hands on activities, growth of motor skills, flash cards, counting, alphabets, sing along, language development, math, science, creative arts, music, technology and social skills.
2- 3 years
Our exciting Preschool program explores their independence enabling them to begin with building their own relationships with others, work through conflicts, and establish strong relationships. Teachers support the curriculum we follow which include tons of educational elements, hands on activities, growth of motor skills, language, math, science, sensory creative arts, yoga, musical instruments, technology and social skills. The academic materials presented, are designed to stimulate a child’s senses as well as respond to his or hers need for order and a sense of leadership.
Pre- Kindergarten Program
This program is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten- the journey to elementary school! The program focuses on building fine habits when learning literature, math, science, social studies, new language, technology, musical instruments, yoga and creative arts. In Pre-K, new academic and social skills develop that will unlock the imagination. By providing experienced educators that know how to engage curiosity, we build self-esteem and confidence. When children are genuinely involved in the learning process they are motivated, persistent and fascinated.
Kindergarten is the perfect combination of friendship and learning. Your child learns to think reasonably, anticipates outcomes, analyzes objects and solves problems. We challenge our children during big projects and encourage them to display their discoveries. This program focuses on providing a structured curriculum that teaches higher level thinking skills. Some of our subjects include language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, yoga, Spanish, music, technology and creative arts.
Elementary School Programs
Your child becomes independent and confident during the elementary school years. They experience long school days, writing stories, adding and subtracting, and even conducting science experiments. Most precious of them all, we experience the growth of their reading & math skills. Our goal of getting everyone reading with confidence is amongst many we strive for. We encourage parents to be apart of the developing stages by reading daily to their children and assisting them with homework assignments. Making school work a project for all and emphasizing that learning is fun.
These are the years that students use their imagination, end stories with their own twist, become critical thinkers and learn to process what they are reading or have learned. Phonics, math, science, grammar, reading comprehension, new language, computer science, technology courses, The arts and craft, class dramatization, yoga, and music are amongst the many programs of Raven’s curriculum.
Our curriculum decisions are based on school and District standards aligned with New York’s state standards in reading, language, and math, providing opportunities for students to master basic skills, problem solve, make decisions, and practice higher level thinking skills. Raven’s staff realizes that motivating each child to build on his or her skills, talents, and imagination promotes academic success.
Raven’s Elementary School is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State making this Education Corporation a component of the University of the State of New York. The New York State Common Core Curriculum is incorporated in our curriculum. Detailed descriptions of the curriculum for all grade levels are available in our office.