A conservative, egalitarian synagogue

Stay and Play

"Stay & Play" 

Extended Hours Program

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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
group
2:30-3:40 pm Outdoor Play/Gym Time
3:40-4:15 pm Snack
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.