Focus On Amalgamated Nursery School

by NYC Firm Schools on March 20, 2012

Amalgamated Nursery School is one of the longest running parent cooperatives in New York City. Started in 1933 in the Bronx, the school is nonsectarian and every classroom is taught by a certified early childhood education teacher.

Children are naturally curious. Amalgamated Nursery School plays on that natural curiosity to give children an opportunity to learn through activities that are natural for their age and development. These activities include sensory perception exercises, experimentation and exploration of various media, social interaction, working and playing with adults, and their own particular interests.

Children are capable of learning from each other as well as adults. That’s why the curriculum at Amalgamated Nursery School is based on activity centers where children interact.

Activities each day consist of:

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Language development and literacy
  • Musical experiences
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Woodworking
  • Blockbuilding
  • Physical play

In each of the daily activities children learn by doing. In social studies, children learn about cultural differences and how to overcome them. In science, children get to experiment and learn by handling materials inside and outside of the classroom. In music class, children dance and sing to familiar songs and even get to play rhythm instruments.

Children also get a healthy dose of physical activity through outdoor activities that are designed to get them physically active and to work on their motor skills.

Learning at Amalgamated Nursery School is fun and engaging.

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