Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun Closed
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- At Purple Circle, we aim to promote the interdependence of cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Children learn about their world through their play. We respect and value children and encourage them as they learn with and about each other, and to grow increasingly independent. These acquired skills are the best preparation for elementary school, and are also a life-long asset. Curriculum Children's questions and ideas are the basis for curriculum planning. Investigation occurs through a variety of mediums, such as art, music, literature, dance, block building and dramatic play. Our classrooms are designed to encourage exploration for all types of learning. Instead of feeding children a set of facts, we take their daily discoveries and explore them in depth. When the curriculum is tailored to meet the individual's strengths and interests, and the environment supports this, the children see themselves as capable learners, making sense of the world around them.
Purple Circle is a well-established and diverse program for early childhood education on ManhattanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Upper West Side. The school is over 35 years old and values every familyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s active participation and community membership. At Purple Circle, children are given opportunities for direct experience with materials and the environment. Teachers make room to support childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s strengths and a variety of childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s interests. Purple CircleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s teachers are nurturing, warm, and highly experienced. The ratio of teachers to children is outstanding, and its facilities are a real workshop for childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s play and active imagination. Purple CircleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s small size of approximately 60 families allows for an intimate and engaging environment for young children ages 2-6 years. ChildrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s conversations, questions and ideas are the basis for curriculum planning. Investigation occurs through a variety of mediums, such as art, music, literature, dance, block building and dramatic play. Purple Circle is non-sectarian and does not discriminate.
- Upper West Side
Purple Circle has sunny and spacious classrooms that are rich in materials, designed to encourage exploration and support all types of learning. Interest areas exist in each classroom for block building, art, reading, water and sand, dramatic play, science, math, etc. The walls of the school are bright with the children's artwork and personal stories.
The large rooftop playground features safe climbing structures, a large gazebo-covered sandbox, tricycles and other games, and, in the summer, sprinklers and water play.
Purple Circle Preschool
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