When kids are between two and five years old they’re enrolled in our Preschool Program. They’re ready for a whole new level of enrichment and school readiness activities. We want our preschool students to feel self-respect and worth, to experience what zestful fun learning can be, to feel loved, valued and interesting. Attention starts to shift to making sure they’re prepared to school – so we introduce and work with reading, math, science and computer literacy. We honor their creativity through arts and crafts, music (with a trained music teacher) and dramatic play. And we make sure they have lots of safe and educational adventures away from the Center. Different settings and different kinds of experiences make learning deeper and more lasting. We’ve gone to aquariums, museums, science centers, farms, and theatres. We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting destinations. The strength of our school readiness and educational programs is frequently demonstrated by the number of our students who are accepted into the Yonkers Gifted and Talented Program and qualify for the independent schools.