Why is our program so special and good for
your child and you
Getting your child ready
Our pre-K program designed to prepare your child or children for a smooth transition to their next level of education. They will be ready to inter grade school with nourished and learned creative, imaginative, social, discipline and independent skills. Our program will benefit you and your child. Just take a look at our testimonials from satisfied parents.
We Play so we can learn
The Red Balloon uses an integrated, play based curriculum within a sociocultural classroom context.
Play is creative, play creates self discipline, play develops inquiring minds and imagination. Play encourages children to organize their world, problem solve and make connections. Play encourages critical and independent thinking. Play is physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. Play helps you create positive social connections, a respect for others and a sense of caring and perspective.
A healthy day
We provide a healthy breakfast, a fresh balanced lunch, and a healthy afternoon snack. We know our children consume 50%-70% of their daily calories at our school and we make certain they are nutritional calories. We have an outdoor planter garden where the children grow fruits and vegetables and flowers. They make the connection that the food we eat starts in the soil with the seeds they planted. They also get a chance to connect with nature.
Our Space is incredible
Unlike most NYC preschools we have 2 very large gross motor play areas. We have a large indoor gym, an outdoor playdeck and a built in wading pool for the summer. Our children have ample space and time to work off those calories and fine tune their bodies. We also have a large library where they can explore the world of stories.