The Church of the Epiphany Day School is a Preschool community of children, families, and educators who are committed to learning and growing in a space where children can be children; where they can explore and delight in their play, and where they can take risks and pursue their creative and intellectual curiosities with freedom and encouragement. It is a joyful and loving community on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that believes in experiential learning and differentiated instruction. The teachers challenge children to master skills they are ready for with perseverance and a dedication to problem-solving.
As a values-based school, CEDS emphasizes the importance of compassion, respect, and equity in all creative, academic, and social-emotional endeavors. They serve people of all faiths, backgrounds, and belief systems. CEDS seeks to develop the natural instinct towards mutual respect and kindness in every child.
CEDS utilizes a Play-Based, Emergent Curriculum approach to teaching young children. Through this child-centered curriculum, CEDS students develop an active approach to learning that is joyful, enthusiastic, and confidence building. Their cognitive, emotional, and physical development grow as the experienced faculty builds curriculum guided by the children’s interests, keeping school fun and inspiring. By intentionally facilitating the growth of their character and moral integrity, CEDS students use their knowledge, compassion, and intellect to promote health, happiness, peace, and justice for all citizens.