Brookville Center at Post Avenue provides an integrated preschool setting for all preschoolers ranging in age from 3 to 5 years. The program is licensed, approved and regulated by both the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the New York State Board of Education. The program is guided by New York State Learning Standards and follows an educational and play-based, language enriched curriculum.
Our Post Avenue location provides an integrated preschool setting to 90 preschool children with and without disabilities. The preschool integrated classes have 15 students; 8 children without developmental delays and 7 children with developmental delays. The class is led by a certified Special Education Teacher and assistance is provided by 2 certified teacher assistants.
The integrated setting is built on the belief that preschool children with and without disabilities benefit when they learn together. Children with and without disabilities are provided with the necessary services and support to facilitate communicating, learning, social skills, school readiness and fostering relationships with peers. All children are provided with appropriate activities to address their individual needs. Children with disabilities are provided with appropriate activities to work toward goals on their IEP (Individual Education Plan) and are provided with age appropriate role models. The program helps all children develop sensitivity to diversity.
The preschool program is a highly structured, interactive program. In addition to the preschool classrooms the preschool students enjoy various activities and programs such as; Hand Writing Without Tears, music, art in the classrooms, as well as an art room, a state of the art computer lab equipped with touch screens and developmentally appropriate programs, large dry-erase boards for both small group and one on one activities, a large outdoor playground and indoor activity room for motor skill activities. The program has an open door policy and families are encouraged to participate in the program.
Preschool Extended Day Program
Preschoolers are provided with an educational integrated school setting from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. each day. Preschool children in need of extended hours are provided with an additional developmentally appropriate preschool program for any hours required both before and after the hours listed above. The extended day program is geared towards reinforcing concepts and skills learned during the educational day as well as providing additional opportunities in fostering independence, socialization, free play and kindergarten readiness.