" Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The first five years of life are a time of extraordinary development, growth, and learning. During preschool years, children begin to run, speak in short sentences and explore independently from their parents and caregivers as they explore the world around them. All young children learn in the context of loving, responsive, and stimulating relationships as they explore the world around them and discover new things about their environment, relationships, and themselves.
The quality of their early life experiences does influence their learning and development. Play during these critical years is essential to their development and growth. Each child learns and experiences their world differently; such differences can impact their success later in school. The Chloe Day School and Family Wellness Center work to create stimulating learning environments and implement intentional teaching strategies that ensure all children are ready to succeed in school.
We are a preschool that offers public early childhood education services for children ages two to five. Our toddler program provides play-based instruction to target all developmental areas, focusing on communication and interactions with peers and adults and fostering growing independent skills. A student’s family in our toddler program must meet income eligibility guidelines for enrollment created by the New York City Department of Education. Preschoolers, ages three and four, will participate in our high-quality Pre-K for All programs funded by the New York City Department of Education. Chloe Day School provides instruction inspired by the Reggio Emilia Progressive Approach , using Trauma -informed tents and the New York City Department of Education Early Childhood Framework for Quality (RFQ).
Reggio Emilia Approach carried out in the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, has inspired our school and many other schools worldwide. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potential for development and as a subject of rights who learns and grows in relationships with others. This global educational project pedagogy is described as student-centered that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. Its distinctive characteristics are the participation of families, the collegial work of all the personnel, the importance of the educational environment, the presence of the atelier and the figure of the atelierista, the in-school kitchen, and the pedagogical coordinating team. Chloe Day's philosophy and community emphasize respect for others, peace, curiosity, and creativity, while supporting differentiation to meet students’ needs. The Chloe Day School provides students with and without special needs the opportunity to learn together and grow in all developmental areas in an inclusive setting.