Free Full Day 3-K and Pre-K For All (UPK) Program
We are pleased to announce that you can now reserve your spot in our 3-K/ Pre-K For All (UPK) Program for the 2022-2023 school year.
Eligibility: Children born in 2019 and 2018 respectively who live in New York City are eligible to participate in 6 hours and 20 minutes of free programs that are offered by the New York City Department of Education starting September 2022.
Beautiful Minds’ 3-K and Pre-K For All (UPK) Programs provide early drop off (7:30 AM) and afterschool/extended day service (3:00PM – 6:00PM) in addition to the 6 hours and 20 minutes of free DOE program. Our extended service program will focus on developing your child’s reading, writing, and math skills. Our program also offers a personalized curriculum that will successfully prepare your child for the Gifted and Talented (G&T) exam that is administered in NYC (Pre-K students only).
Test prep activities are embedded into the curriculum to prepare our Pre-K students to take the exam for admission to Gifted and Talented (OLSAT & NNAT) public school kindergarten programs. We attempt to give our students an advantage through daily practice, exposure, and familiarity with test taking skills and formatting.
Beautiful Minds Childcare aims to provide quality education to preschool-aged children to soundly prepare them for the adventures and rigors of formal education. We envision that all children, when given the proper guidance, setting, and instruction, will develop the necessary skills for a lifetime of achievements. Beautiful Minds also strives to cultivate a supportive community between teaching staff, children and their respective families through open communication and extracurricular involvement.
Highlights of Our Center:
- Free Full Day 3-K and Pre-K Classrooms
- Early Drop-Off and Afterschool
- A Year-Round Program
- Daily STEM Activities
- Kids Yoga
- Foreign Language Lessons (For Afterschool Kids Only)
- Gifted and Talented Pre (For Afterschool Kids Only)
- Music and Movement
- Science and Explorations
- Arts & Crafts
- Cooking Classes
- Potty Training
- Healthy Hot Meals Prepared Daily (Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Provided)
7,500 sq. ft. Facility and Large Classrooms
- Indoor Playground
- Candy and Nut Free Environment
- ACS/HRA VOUCHERS ACCEPTED for early drop off or afterschool
Our program uses the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum ®, which incorporates the latest research and best practices to address the learning needs of toddlers and preschoolers by using age-specific objectives for learning and development.
Activities and teaching strategies are challenging, yet within the children’s reach. This curriculum helps children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners. Creative Curriculum is aligned with national standards for pre-school readiness. We also incorporate STEAM ® (science, technology, engineering, art, math) approach to learning, with highly interactive activities to promote critical thinking, problem solving and team building skills, enabling children to experience learning in fun and exciting ways!