Bethpage Nursery School is collaborative in nature. Even as a working mother, opportunities were made available for me to be part of my children's learning. The philosophy is child-centered, allowing for the development of each child as an individual. All of my boys are unique. The staff at BNS quickly and accurately learned who they were as the whole-child and integrated their interests into their individualized curriculum, whether social, emotional, or academic. My children developed a love for learning at an early age because of the staff at BNS.
While maintaining a nurturing, yet structured climate, my children were academically and socially prepared for kindergarten. They were exposed to programs, such as Handwriting Without Tears to gain proper writing techniques and a literacy program that paralleled Fundations, the program used in their elementary program. They actively participated in centers and small group instruction. As my youngest is currently attending, I observe BNS implementing changes to better align with the Common Core Learning Standards set for pre-K students and integrating more technology into instruction. This proves to me the BNS staff stays current with educational requirements, monitors instructional practices, and makes adaptations to best prepare my children for the skills they need to be successful in the elementary school.