"Stay & Play"
Extended Hours Program
Everything You always wanted to know about our new "Stay & Play" Program
Q. What is "Stay & Play"?
A. "Stay & Play" is a flexible program that offers longer hours in our wonderful Nursery School.
Q. What are the hours?
A. Monday through Thursday until 4:30 pm; Friday until 2:30 pm
Q. Who can sign up?
A. Any child enrolled in one of our 2s, 3s or 4s morning core programs.
Q. What is the cost?
A. Approximately $12/hour. Prices vary depending on days and hours.
Q. Can my child still participate in the afternoon enrichment or early bird programs?
A. Yes! For an additional fee, "Stay & Play" can be combined with all extended day programs including: early morning drop-off and afternoon enrichment programs such as Mad Science, Backyard Sports and Taekwondo.
Q. What will my child be doing for all that time?
A. A typical day will look like this:
|12:00-1:00 pm||Lunch and Storytime|
|1:00-1:45 pm||Rest Time
We will have sleeping mats for all. The younger
children can nap while the older children have a quiet
playtime (looking at books, playing with stuffed
animals/dolls, etc.) on their mats
|1:45-2:30 pm||Afternoon Enrichment for those enrolled.
Art, block building, and group games for the rest of the
|2:30-3:40 pm||Outdoor Play/Gym Time|
|4:15-4:30 pm||Storytime & Songs|
Q. Who is staffing the program?
A. Allison Zambardino facilitates our "Stay & Play" program. Allison graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University, with a focus on Child & Family studies and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She has experience working as a teacher's assistant for 2-4 year olds, and interned at Sesame Workshop, preparing early learning tablets for NYC pre-schools. Allison is familiar with our philosophy as she has served as a substitute teacher in our school several times throughout this past year. We have grown to know Allison as a fun, responsible and thoughtful educator who is wonderful with children. Allison has proven herself a reliable professional and we believe she will bring great enthusiasm and creativity to TIC NS.
Enrollment now open!! Please contact Patty Goldstick, Nursery School Director, for additional information.