Another member of the Children’s Aid Society is the Philip Coltoff Center at Greenwich Village. The center provides a wide array of services including early childhood education, nursery school, arts & after school, children’s theater, camps, and teen & adult programming.
Since 1892, the Philip Coltoff Center has been serving the downtown NYC area. The early childhood center is designed for children ages 4 to 40 months. Classes have a lead and an assistant with no more than 16 students per class. The educational model is based on having fun by allowing children to play. Parents and guardians are an integral part of the program as faculty believes that children learn best from the adults who care for them on a regular basis.
In nursery school, faculty use The Creative Curriculum. This is a research-based educational philosophy focusing on the natural development path of children and how they learn. Much thought is put into the learning environment. Teachers and families have their roles in the educational process and those roles are respected. Children are given individual and group experiences throughout the day. An equal balance of outdoor play and classroom time is given each day and children get a variety of activities in both environments.
The Arts & After School Program is for both children and adults. Included in the program is the Children’s Aid Chorus for children ages 5 to 18.
For more information on Children’s Aid Society Philip Coltoff Center, check out the center’s website.