This reopening plan will follow the interim guidance from the NYS Department of Health provided on June 8, 2020 and guidance from NYS Department of Education provided on July 16, 2020. The plan is subject to change should there be additional guidance.
The Lois Bronz Children’s Center is committed to the health and safety of all our staff, students and families. The reopening plan was guided by the following principles in order to ensure the instructional needs of the students and staff were met:
This re-opening plan is intended to communicate the procedures we will follow to ensure the students, staff feel safe returning to our facility and demonstrate compliance to NY State Education Department guidelines and regulations. As we continue to grow as an organization, it is important that we collaborate and seek feedback from various stakeholders which we have sought out and are continuing to seek out for their input to ensure satisfaction.
The Lois Bronz Children's Center individualizes curriculum based on observation and in-depth assessment of each child. The curriculum s designed to address all areas of competency including: language, cognitive social/emotional and physical development. The heart of our educational program is the continuous growth and learning of each child.
Our goal is to ensure that each child leaves the Lois Bronz Children's Center with the skills to achieve and excel academically, emotionally and socially.
Literacy is an integral component of our curriculum and daily activities at the center. For the youngest children, we provide sensory stimulation and development of communication skills using "Baby Signs", verbal interaction, and reading aloud. In the pre-school classes, the children are introduced to letters and numbers, and encouraged to read, write and communicate verbally.
We use various approaches to learning through the arts, books, music and dramatic play to stimulate each child's receptive and expressive language.
For toddlers (beginning at 18 months old) and pre-schoolers from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday
Before and after-school, school closings, holidays & summer camp for children ages 6 to 12
New York State certified special education preschool for children with special needs
Arts and Music:
Integrated into the curriculum for all children, enhanced by visiting artists through the Westchester Arts Council and the Music Conservatory of Westchester
Swimming, Tennis & Gymnastics:
Rotating lessons and activities in partnership with the Theodore Young Community Center, United Tennis Association and White Plains YWCA
Educational, cultural and recreational
Nutritious Meals: Included are breakfast, hot lunch and two snacks
Health: Nurse on site; hearing and vision screening; health education
Note: Transportation: Limited