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Little DREAMers learn the fundamentals of language, literacy, math, and science through play and authentic expression.
Attendance for Pre-K in the 2015-2016 School Year: 90.6%
DREAM Pre-K scholars outperformed other students in Every Child Ready curriculum’s growth in both literacy and math by an average of 5%.
DREAM Pre-K has two teachers per classroom.
DREAM is the first Pre-K in New York City to use the Every Child Ready curriculum. The Every Child Ready curriculum balances independent, play-based learning with whole and small group instruction. It includes strategies for English Language Learners and low language students who need extra support.
Every Pre-K scholar gets daily one-on-one instruction in both reading and math.
At the end of the year, Pre-K scholars are academically, socially, and emotionally prepared to succeed in Kindergarten and Elementary school.
Pre-K Scholars build social and emotional skills like
- Communication with peers and adults
- Following instructions
- Establishing and keeping routines
- Peer conflict resolution
Tamara was nervous when she arrived at DREAM Pre-K. She didn’t know what to expect on her very first day of school. But with the support of her teachers and peers, she came into her own and discovered her love of dramatic play. Now, Tamara transforms playtime into the morning weather report, a day at the park or an evening at a fancy restaurant. She directs her friends and teachers and together, they always put on a great show. Bravo Tamara!
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