Education News: Universal Pre-K

By Mia Weber

Mayor de Blasio recently sat down for a round-table discussion with teachers and bloggers about the changes coming to New York City’s Pre-K landscape

BpOV0skIgAABN_Y Last Tuesday, June 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery, attended and participated in a round-table discussion on the Mayor's universal pre-K goals and programs (a top priority of de Blasio's administration). The discussion with educators, administrators, and bloggers (including Amy Oztan of Selfish Mom, Isabel Kallman of alphamom, and New York Family's [more]

The 2014 Blackboard Awards For Teachers: Event Photos

By New York Family

See a photo slideshow from the 2014 Blackboard Awards for Teachers ceremony at Scholastic

IMG_9869 On Monday, June 2, the 2014 Blackboard Awards For Teachers honored 15 of the finest educators in the city at a special ceremony at Scholastic’s headquarters in Manhattan.  Dana Points, the editor-in-chief of Parents and American Baby magazines, was the emcee. In addition to Scholastic, the sponsors included the United Federation Of Teachers (UFT), the City University of New York (CUNY), [more]

Sponsored Scoop: New Private School Opening This Fall!

By New York Family

BASIS Independent Brooklyn has a rolling admissions process & has plenty of great informational events coming up in June

basis BASIS Independent Brooklyn has a rolling admissions process;  they are continuing to accept applications for Fall 2014 in grades K-10. Throughout the month of June, BASIS will be hosting several great events offering info about their school! Friday – 6/6 - 9 am K-10 Prospective Parent Information Session: Meet Our School Leadership! Monday – 6/9 - 6 pm K-10 Prospective Parent Information Session: Meet Our [more]

New York Family Partner: Planting The Roots To The Future

By New York Family

The Alexander Robertson School Introduces A New Pre-K, A Growing Kindergarten, And The City’s Only STEM Curriculum Produced By The Smithsonian Science Education Center

Students in the classroom at ARS. JEarnshaw Photos Students in the classroom at ARS. JEarnshaw Photos As legendary NYC Educator, Irwin Shlachter, took over at the venerable Alexander Robertson School (ARS) near Central Park on the Upper West Side, he immediately introduced plans to open up a new Pre-K class and an expanded Kindergarten program for the 2014-2015 school year. But the availability of more spots [more]

Applying To Nursery School In New York City

By Eric Messinger

New York Family’s Editor Weighs In On The Nursery School Admissions Process

Epiphany Community Nursery School Epiphany Community Nursery School Editor's Note: For more on nursery schools in New York City, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our comprehensive preschool directory, and a glossary of school philosophies to help you with your search. If you’re interested in applying to private nursery school in the city, then chances are you’ve heard some anxious rumors and reports [more]

Nursery School Glossary

By Emily Murphy

A guide to deciphering preschool philosophies and terms

York Avenue Preschool York Avenue Preschool Editor’s note: Please be aware that all definitions are broad and may not be completely applicable for every school.   We have compiled a helpful glossary of nursery school philosophies. If you aren’t sure what Reggio Emilia, Emergent, Progressive, or other like-wise terms mean, familiarizing yourself with our glossary will be a good step in the [more]