Special School Programs in Plainview, NY
Besides focusing on age-appropriate literacy and math skills, we are pleased to offer many special programs at our school. All children participate in sports activities including relay races and soccer. Each child is encouraged to learn the importance of moving and physical activity.
Children will participate either outdoors when weather permits or indoors in our spacious gym. This activity is great for teaching the concepts of working as a team and working with each other. In addition, we have musical programs where children enjoy singing and playing musical instruments while also learning basic music skills including rhythm, dynamics, melodies, and history.
Each class has a special S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program one time per week. Our mobile SMART table is on hand during these activities to encourage and foster growth. Children also have a chance to use our library daily. In addition, one time every month they receive a special visit from our school librarian who reads books to every class for story time.
Our school children also have art development where they practice fine motor skills and create many masterpieces.
Creative movement is another program in which all children develop their gross motor skills by using steps, balls, scarves, and many other manipulatives. Music is also used that keeps them moving in a structured direction. They develop physical skills, channel their energy, stimulate imagination, and provoke creativity. The most wonderful part of all is that every child is different, therefore all children will learn and process motions, actions, coordination and various gross motor skills at their own pace.