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Preschool Curriculum

What's STEAMing

STEAM is a term initiated by the National Science Foundation that refers to an educational approach which integrates more than one of these disciplines: science, technology, engineering, art and math. While this may seem like lofty subject matter for preschool children, these areas are taught with an interdisciplinary approach that lets the children get their hands dirty so they can understand why they make what they make. Recently, our STEAM program received a grant to build and grow a vegetable garden.

Our dedicated STEAM Preschool teacher guides toddlers and preschoolers in interactive activities:

  • Toddlers (2 year olds) explore their shapes by listening to a shape song and drawing lines, circles, squares and triangles. Toddlers will also go on a shape hunt, and build ramps and racing cars with different shapes.
     
  • Preschoolers (3 and 4 year olds) go on nature walks and learn to observe their surroundings with their eyes, ears and noses! They learn about mandalas and their use in nature. After collecting and sorting acorns, rocks, sticks, dirt, and leaves, the children will create their own nature mandalas in small groups, as well as individually.

Other STEAM topics include: gravity, balance, mobiles, and gardens.

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A Day in the Life of a TBI Preschooler 

  • Table top activities
  • Outdoor play
  • Snack
  • Center time
  • Specials (movement, yoga, music, STEAM, library)
  • Storytime
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor play
  • Dismissal

After School Enrichment/Pre & Post Childcare

We offer after school enrichment classes such as yoga, Computer Tots, PAALS/GAALS (sports and movement classes), karate, and Incredible Edibles. Some classes are taught by outside organizations and some by our own teaching staff. Our offerings change based on the interests of the children.

For parents who need an earlier start to the day, TBI also offers the family an early drop-off and late pickup during the school year. 

“Our TBI experience has created long lasting friendships for myself and my children. The teachers provided my child with warmth and love, making our separation process easy. I sent all three of my children through the program and highly recommend it!” — Pam K.

 


Want to learn more, get involved, or take a tour?
Please contact Diana Snaider at 516.767.1708, Ext. 17 or preschool@tbiport.org

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783