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Early Childhood Division
The Roots program for ages 16–24 months celebrates the way toddlers learn best: through the art of play and wonderment. 

The Seedlings nursery program fosters the natural wonder and curiosity of 2- and 3-year-olds.

Empowering children to become even greater participants in their learning and school community.
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As Corlears students enter the all-important elementary years, it’s all about making connections and building independence.

Building the foundation kids need to fall in love with learning and gain confidence for everything to come.

Comprehensive, individualized support for all Corlears graduates.
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Classic summer fun with plenty of outdoor play, arts and crafts, and fun with friends. Led by Corlears teachers. Open to all.

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Free family activities available on select Saturdays throughout the school year.
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There are a variety of opportunities available for current and alumni community members to get involved by volunteering their time. 

THE ROAD TO OUR FIRST ENDOWMENT

The Tuition Equity Fund (TEF) will serve as the foundation for Corlears School’s first-ever endowment. Corlears has committed significant resources to become the leading school for young children driven by diversity and equity. 

Through the Tuition Equity Fund, we strive to cultivate inclusion and belonging for all community members for generations to come. Your support of the TEF brings to life our vision of a vibrant and connected community like no other in New York City.

Seedlings student hard at work with a shovel and pail in the backyard
Colleen Goddard, Ph.D.June 14, 20221 min read

Activities to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

As the summer season is approaching, we would like to share some thoughts that may help make your child’s return to school in the fall a positive one.

Talking About School

Early August is a good time to begin discussing school with your child. There are many ways that the abstract concept of "school" can become more of a reality for your child, and one in which they can be an active participant.

Walking Past the School

Look in the window! Familiarizing your child with the school walk, trip or travel as well as the surroundings can help your child to associate school with concrete experiences. Many parents and children enjoy choosing a lunch box together, using it at home, and eating lunch "just like at school.” 

“All About Me” Books

You may want to gather family photographs (for your child's "All About Me" book) or pack a backpack together with an extra set of clothes. Discussing how these items will be used at school will help your child understand and anticipate some of the daily school routines.

 

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Colleen Goddard, Ph.D.

Colleen is the Early Childhood Division Director at Corlears School. Also an adjunct professor at CUNY Brooklyn College, Colleen holds two master's and a doctoral degree in Early Childhood Studies and Human/Child Development. Colleen is deeply involved with the professional early childhood community, having co-authored New York State's Early Learning Guidelines; she also co-hosts the yearly Art of Play and Wonderment conference at Corlears in partnership with Brooklyn College.

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