Crayon Power Playschool

Ages 2–5 | Drop-In Class
M T W H F   8:30am–3pm (short and long day options)
September 5, 2019 – June 17, 2020

Our fully NYS-licensed program offers a Reggio Emilia inspired day which includes a family-style meal and siesta Quiet Hour. Each child’s day is filled with self-directed play and thoughtfully curated invitations such as music, art, yoga, and dance.

50% of our day is spent outside. Our friends learn together by participating in projects based on sensory experiences, art, adventures in Prospect Park and community involvement. Our primary objectives are to help children develop a voice, learn to express their thoughts and interact with their community in emotionally intelligent ways. We foster SELF-AGENCY and help the child’s brain to develop executive functioning skills, such as making transitions easily, feeling comfortable without Mom & Dad in the room, trusting teachers and friends, sharing and caring.

Our program is inclusive of all children of all developmental levels. We welcome diversity into our classroom.


Schedule (8:30–12pm)

8:45    Arrival
9:00    Morning work (independent play)
9:30    Tea time snack
9:45    Morning meeting
10:00  Daily adventure (Forest School, community visit, dance class, or music class)
11:30  Lunch lab
12:00  Morning friend pick-up / Afternoon work (independent play)

Schedule (12–3pm)

12:00  Morning friend pick-up / Afternoon work (independent play)
12:45  Yoga and OT
  1:15  Quiet hour (mindfulness, self-reflection, rest)
  2:15  Snack
  2:30  Art or outdoor play
  3:00  Afternoon pick-up

    “Recently my daughter has made much progress with her social awareness & adaptation and ability to control her anxiety. I owe much credit and praise to Kristen and her team at Crayon Power.

    At first we were nervous about the price  but got a chance to meet Kristen before starting. She knew a lot about what Sara needed just by spending a few minutes with her. Now Kristen, Amanda, and the other staff are all instrumental in not only Sara’s life but mine as well. They genuinely care about her and my well being. They have taught me a lot about how to interact with my daughter on a deep level. Since starting the class, Sara has improved in behavior and temperament. She is learning how to use her words for what she’s feeling and not have fits. I’ve learned how to approach her high anxiety with warmth even when the going gets tough. This place is a staple in our family and everyone close to us can see the difference in Sara.

    We commuted all the way from Harlem to Brooklyn so our family could be part of the playschool and not just take advantage of the private coaching. I was so inspired by the program the now the director, Ms. Kristen is helping me to start my own CP inspired program in my own neighborhood!”

    Michelle, Director of Uptown Birdies

    My child has no interest in gender identification. It’s something we’ve noticed since they began playing with toys and around other kiddos. This had never bothered me or my partner (in fact we didn’t even notice) until the Gandparents pointed it out around year three and began to express concern. As parents it became important to us to find a nurturing community of open minded parents, kids and people to be part of our social circle. I personally wanted to search out other kids who were creative, friendly and playing with a range of stimulating, natural, gender-neutral materials.

    Once my kiddo was really talking (A LOT) they were calling themselves “Super Kitty” and proved to be a highly imaginative, loving and creative person. My main goal was to find a space that was going to love, accept and nurture the curiosity (and querks) of Super Kitty. My fear was that they were going to be shamed, or “guided” to behave in a way that did feel natural for them. Crayon Power’s small playgroups allowed SK to thrive and become a social butterfly with many playdates and tons of stories to come home with! They would return covered in mud with a huge smile on their face. As a family, we were also provided with emotionally intelligent language to use with each other and with our extended family. It made it so much easier to show patience with each other and SK. I couldn’t have found a better place for my little one to start out in life.

    —Lenore (Brooklyn mom)

    Full day:   $422–1825/month (1–5 days/week)
    Half day:  $243–948

    Full day: $422–1825/month (1–5 days/week)

    Half day: $243–948