Program Descriptions 

 
Newborn Baby

Infants 1 & 2   

Age: 6 weeks- 12 months

 1:3 Ratio 

 

Our multiple infant rooms allow for more physical development for older babies and more love and care for smaller infants.

 

Teachers are first Aid and CPR certified. 

 
Baby with Toys

Twaddlers

Age: 12 months- 18 months

1:4 Ratio

Children will participate in activities that stimulate language development such as reading short stories, flash cards and music.  Teachers will provide opportunities for physical, emotional and social growth.  Children will be exposed to sensory activities (whipped cream, paint) gross motor (parachute, tunnel) and fine motor (blocks, puzzles). 

Teachers are first Aid and CPR certified. 

 
Blonde Baby Girl

Toddlers

Age: 18 months- 3 years

1:4 Ratio 

Children will enjoy a range of activities to stimulate the 2 year old creative mind.  Centers with blocks, trains/cars, little people, dramatic play will allow them freedom to choose activities that they enjoy and opportunities to play together.

Circle time will be a daily routine and the children will learn about letters, colors, and shapes.

Art projects will be displayed throughout the room and sent home. 

Monthly themes revolve around the seasons, holidays and children’s interests.

Teachers are first Aid and CPR certified. 

 
Boy Doodling

Nursery

Age: 3-4 years

1:6 Ratio 

At this age, circle time is a big part of the day when we discuss what is happening in our class and what we will be learning.  We begin to focus on identifying letters, sounds and words that begin with the letter.  They will play games that will promote mathematical concepts.  Our children will still enjoy sensory activities such as sand, rice, pasta and whipped cream.  Centers are throughout the room and allow for choosing activities and social play.

Teachers are first Aid and CPR certified. 

 
Young Artist

Pre-k

Age: 4-5years

1:8 Ratio 

This is such an exciting class because we are preparing your children for kindergarten.  We are utilizing the learning box curriculum.
 

Children are exposed to mathematical concepts such as patterns, graphs, comparison charts.  Pre-reading skills and sight word development will be a daily routine.  We will work on fine motor skills such as writing with a pencil and cutting with safety scissors.  Children will still have an opportunity to play and be creative in the centers set up through the room.

Teachers are first Aid and CPR certified. 

 

Brookside Administrative Staff

Francina Cerrone, Director/Owner - Bachelors Degree in Education,
Masters Degree in TESOL, MAT, CPR, First Aid, Professor in ESL and Child Development
 

Maria Cerrone - BS in Business Administration, First Aid, CPR 

Pamela Kloos - First Aid, CPR 

 

Merrick Avenue Administrative Staff
Ninette Sherman , Director - BS in Elementary Education, MAT, CPR, First Aid, Kindergarten Readiness Program

CDA = Child Development Associate

MAT = Able to administer medication