Crayon Power Playschool

Ages 2–5 | Group Family Daycare
M T W H    8:30 am–3:00 pm (short and long day with 4:00 pm extension options)
September 5, 2019 – June 17, 2020
 

Our fully NYS-licensed Group Family Daycare 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.

A large portion of our day is spent outside. Our friends learn together by participating in projects based on sensory experiences, art, gardening in our backyard atelier, and participating in 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.

*Due to the Coronavirus Epidemic Family-style meal has been temporarily suspended.

 

Schedule (8:30–3pm)

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)

12:30 Nap for younger friends
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
  4:00 Extended day pick-up is available. Please inquire.

Where should I begin? Once I went for the tour of Crayon Power Playschool, I knew this will be the school for my than 1.5-year-old son. Mrs. Kristen is the best. She is amazing, she is knowledgeable, caring, and attentive. Mrs. Kristen really put me at ease when me and my son came to the tour. I will say all the Teachers are amazing to Mrs. Ashanti who my son adores and Teacher Danielle and to Teacher Rebecca, who he loves to play trains with. I am so grateful to find a wonderful, supportive, nurturing community. I felt so much at ease knowing my son was in their care. I am a single mom and its tough leaving your child and going to work for the majority of your day. To know my son was in a loving and an enriched environment was comforting. Mrs. Kristen explain to me the teaching of Reggio Emilia, she also answered any questions or concerns that I had with confidence. My son would get so happy once he knew we were coming up to the blue house, (my son nickname for Crayon Power Playschool). My son is currently 2 and I see a big change, he has learned so much, I love the fact that they let children learn through exploring and play. At that age children learn through play, exploring and being creative. Crayon Power is not a school it’s also a community. Thank You all at The Crayon Power Playschool”

– Imani Charles, mom of D

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)

Mondays through Thursdays
September 8th, 2020-June 2021

Tuition Rates
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: $899/month
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM: $1259/month
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: $1459/month
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM: $1,659/month 
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: $1,859/month 
(plus PayPal fees)

Tuition Rates
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: $899/month
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM: $1259/month
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: $1459/month
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM: $1,659/month
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: $ 1,859/month
(plus PayPal fees)