46  1st Place (btwn Clinton and Henry)
Brooklyn, New York 11231
phone/fax (718) 243-1432


 



   


“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood,
for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”
Friedrich Froebel
(founder of the concept of kindergarten)


Lilli Pilli - A Preschool Alternative Program
Ages: 2- 4.5 years old
each child must be turning two years old by December

Our Curriculum - The Lilli Pilli Preschool Alternative incorporates all domains of learning, including emotional, social, language, cognitive, communication and physical development in a mixed-age group setting. Created with the Montessori and Reggio Emilia appoaches in mind, our supportive and nurturing environment is specifically designed to give children a place in which they will follow their natural tendencies and interests, work independently, or in small groups with younger and older peers. The small setting enables individiualized attention to each child and provides numerous opportunities for children to be involved in learning and developing fine motor skills, respect for others, responsibility, and enhancement of self-esteem. Our beautifully renovated environment and nature garden was especially designed to welcome and engage young children and to provide feelings of warmth, security and care.

    



Social-Emotional Development - The Lilli Pilli Preschool Alternative helps to manage transitions through our "transition phase" at the start of the semester which allows each child to become comfortable in separating and making friends. In addition, the children learn to use and share classroom materials respectfully, participate as a member of the group in numerous projects, practice problem solving skills, use manners and communicate needs effectively.


Creative Activities - singing traditional songs, participation in movement songs and dances using scarves, bells, shakers, playing instruments. Listening to music from around the world, participation in dramatic play, block building and exploration of a variety of art processes - including painting, drawing, sculpture and collage, using a variety of art materials. Thematically based art projects as well as open-ended child-centered art activities are often our platform for artistic creations.

 

Language Arts Activities - phonological awareness, letter identification and writing, alphabet recognition, listening to and creating stories, dramatizing stories, book reading, observance of and participation in puppet shows, visual and auditory perception games, having group discussions, show and tell.


Science and Math Activities
- observation of weather and plantlife during each season through storytelling and art projects, measuring time sequences with the calendar, creating and perceiving patterns, developing an appreciation for nature, observing plant growth by planting their own plants, enabling the child to develop their concept of time. Teacher-directed activities encourage the development of ordering by size, counting, number recognition, comparing similarities, matching, classifying by one or more attributes and establishing one to one correspondence.


Social Studies Activities - speaking about and learning to care about our environment, our job chart, voting, fostering cultural sensitivity through the exploration of music, languages, costumes and foods from around the world, discussions and celebrations of different cultural holidays, studying the world's different regions through puzzles, art, and maps.

Caregiver Involvement - families are encouraged to participate in being VIP Readers. This is when we coordinate a time for you to read to your child's class! You are welcome to suggest a special project - perhaps one reflective of your culture etc. You are also invited to discuss coming in to the studio to conduct a mini cooking class that would enhance learning and understanding of geography and different cultural norms i.e., making Latke during Hanukkah, dying eggs and decorating them (Ukranian tradition), making an Italian spaghetti dish, making a Japanese sushi dish. 

Physical Activities - circle and ball games, balancing, tumbling, dancing, use of a play parachute, picnic, jump rope, hopscotch, and chalk writing on pleasant days.

outside space

outside space   Outside Space

Outdoor Nature Garden   Outdoor Nature Garden

Outside Space

Outside Space

Outside Space


Meet and Greet - 10 minutes

Circle Time - 25 minutes

Free Play Time - 20 minutes

Learning Time - 20 minutes

Snack Time - 20 minutes *

Free play time - 20 minutes

Creative Time - 20 minutes

Rest time and storytime - 20 minutes

Closing time - 10 minutes

* Please pack lunch and/or snacks with a drink in a lunchbox labeled clearly with your child's name.

* Pack a change of clothes in a zip-lock bag clearly labeled with your child's name.

* Please see our policies page for more information


2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR SESSION

Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes/session

Sept 2017 - June 2018
Time
Price per
Month
Price per
Year *
Sibling
Discount
per Month **
Mon - Fri
9:00-11:45am
$795
$7,750
$755
Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00-11:45am
$605
$5,800
$565
Tues, Thurs
9:00-11:45am
$485
$4,650
$450
Mon - Fri
12:00-2:45pm
$795
$7,750
$755
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00-2:45pm
$605
$5,800
$565

* Annual payments made upfront are discounted from individual monthly installments.

** Discount applies only to siblings attending simultaneously.

Click here to download our Emergency Contact Form

Click here to download our Medical Form

For more information please refer to our Policies Page.

Application/Registration Process - Who's on First? does not operate solely on a first come first served basis. Our classes only accommodate a maximum of 11 children daily from September to June and during the summer session. Students range from approximately 2-4.5 years old and we designate a certain number of spaces for each age and gender in order to maintain a well-balanced class. It's important that we have a consistent group dynamic setting as this aspect of our program contributes to its effectiveness.

Please complete the Application Form and Emergency Contact Form and return them with one month’s tuition based on your first choice schedule. This tuition will be applied to June so no payment will be due the last month of school. Your next tuition payment is due September 1st. There is a $75 registration fee for new families. Please include this fee at the time of registration if applicable.

We will review your information and determine whether we have an appropriate opening available based on date of submission, your schedule choices, age and gender. If we are able to accommodate your first choice request, your tuition payment will NOT be refunded should you decide to cancel registration.

If we offer you one of your subsequent schedule choices, you are given 24 hours to notify us if you accept this offer at which point we will process your payment. At that time if a difference in tuition is due, you must remit that balance. Should you cancel your registration thereafter, you will NOT receive a refund.

If you accept our offer of a subsequent schedule choice, but prefer one of your priority schedule choices indicated on your application form, we can place you on a wait-list and advise you if an appropriate opening becomes available.

If you do not accept our offer of a subsequent schedule choice and choose to be placed on the wait list for one of your priority schedule choices, you forfeit your spot and there are no guarantees another opening will become available.

Tuition - Once you've reserved your spot, you must decide which tuition option best suits your needs:

  1. Monthly: submit 9 checks (September - May). Each check is to be dated the first day of each month and will be processed accordingly. These checks are due 9/1.
  2. Annual: remit the total amount for the year upfront (discounted) minus your deposit of June's tuition. This payment is due 9/1. 

STEP BY STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS

1. Submit the following:

- Application/Registration Form
-A tuition check (applied to the month of June) in the amount of your first choice schedule. This is also your deposit to reserve your spot.
- Include the one-time $75 registration fee if you are new to WOF
- The Emergency Contact Form 

2. Wait to hear back from us on placement

3. Once placement is determined, decide which payment option works best for you and remit by 9/1.

4. Submit your child's Medical Form by the first day of class in September.

* We send a welcome packet over the summer with pertinent information to prepare you for the upcoming school year.

SUMMER CAMP
July 10, 2017 to August 11, 2017


Time
Price per
Week
Mon - Fri
9:00-11:45am
$335
Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00-11:45am
$275
Tues, Thurs
9:00-11:45am
$245

Week
Dates
Week 1
July 10th-July 14th
Week 2
July 17th - July 21st
Week 3
July 24th - July 28th
Week 4
July 31st - Aug 4th
Week 5 Aug 7th - Aug 11th

For more information please refer to our Policies Page.

  • Customize your schedule: choose the weeks and days that work best for you.
  • If your plans change last minute, notify us. We will do our best to accommodate you by switching your schedule to another day based on availability.
  • Please complete this form and return with your payment in full. There is no registration fee.
  • In the event of cancellation up until 5/1/17, 50% of your payment will be withheld. After 5/1/17, there will be no refund.

Lilli Pilli Summer Camp at Who’s on First? (“WOF”) offers indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 2-5. It’s the perfect time for learning, socializing, making friends and having lots of fun outside in our beautiful garden! With their joyful approach to learning, our teachers work collaboratively to develop an exciting curriculum which provides an enriching academic experience, exploration of nature and engagement in creative arts and crafts projects.

Lilli Pilli Summer is a five week program which begins on July 10th and ends on August 11th. It is 9:00a.m. - 11:45a.m. Monday-Friday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. You may select the specific schedule and weeks you wish your child to attend or select all five weeks. With a maximum of eleven children in the program daily, camp fills quickly and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

9:00 – 9:20 Circle time, hello and traditional nursery songs

9:20 – 9:45 Free play/free choice time

9:45 – 10:15 Literacy/Math, Science/Social Studies, Arts/Crafts time

10:15 – 10:45 Snack time/discussion time. (Outdoors on good days)

10:45 – 11:15 Outdoor play time

11:15 – 11:30 Story time/reading time, show and tell. (Outdoors on good days)

11:30 – 11:45 Closing circle time, goodbye song and dismissal

Outdoor activities include:
sprinkler and water balloon play, sand box play and castle building, exploration of nature (various flora, snails, bees, birds, butterflies and worms), playing hopscotch and pick up sticks, writing with chalk, blowing bubbles. On days where it is raining, the children will create music, dance to music from around the world, participate in indoor games, sing songs.

What to bring: Snack/lunch, sunscreen, towel for sprinkler, change of clothes to be kept at Lilli Pilli. Children will need to come to Lilli Pilli wearing bathing suits under their clothes.

Kids Culture Club

Kids Culture Club


Kids Culture Club
Ages: 3-6 years old
Dates: Saturdays: TBD - begins September 2017
Time: 9am – 11:45am
Cost: $540/Student, $480/Sibling
Register: Call (718) 243-1432 or Email: Nicole@whosonfirstkids.com

"By the age of two, children begin absorbing socially prevailing stereotypes, attitudes and biases about themselves and people different from themselves. Books that depict people from all walks of life help combat this, but they can't do the work alone."

- Louise Derman Sparks, Early Childhood anti-bias education expert and human development faculty member at Pacific Oaks College.

     Kids Culture Club is a Saturday morning twelve (12) week class 9am – ll:45am for children ages 3-6 years. It is designed to facilitate a global perspective, helps children to learn geography and to acquire cultural sensitivity.

     In a fun setting, the children will make their “passports” and “travel” by air and/or sea to countries around the world with their well-traveled Greek friends, Maria, Kosta and their pet lamb, Loukoumi. Their voyage begins in the United States. Through their friends, they will learn about different cultures and traditions. This program is designed to help children develop an appreciation of the world’s diversity and to become socially conscious citizens of the world.

     Children will engage in educational activities, will make projects, and through books, games, crafts and cooking, learn about the continents, oceans and various countries around the world: Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and North and South America.

The Children will:

1. Learn to say hello in each respective country’s language
2. Cook a specialty from each country
3. Learn about the country’s animals
4. Learn about the country’s flag
5. Create folk crafts representing the country
6. Listen to, create, and dance to music from around the world
7. Listen to folk tales about different countries
8. Create their very own world book


Music Together® Family Class
Ages: 2 months - 5 years
Duration:
45 minutes
Cost: $245 for current families and $255 for new families

To register, please contact Jeff Paris at: jeff@jeffsmusictogether.com

Music Together® is a nationally recognized early childhood music program with centers throughout the United States and in other countries.

Music Together® classes are based on the belief that making music with children, in the family and in a community of families:

- enriches the lives of both children and adults

- promotes musical growth in children by nurturing their innate musical aptitude and providing a   groundwork for future musical explorations, and

- shows us how much Fun music is!!!

Music Together ®classes are made up of six to twelve children, each child is accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The teacher leads the class in songs, dances and rhythm chants featured in the song collection for the current semester. We make music through the natural and expressive movement of our bodies. Music Together® parents discover what a powerful role model they are to their child just by having fun with the music themselves. In doing so they often find that their own musicality flourishes as well.

CPR Class

Who's on First? hosts a CPR class. It includes prevention, recognition and treatment of first aid emergencies in children.

There are two options:

1-American Heart Association (AHA) infant/child/adult CPR non-certification
    2.5 hours
    $65/person

2-American Heart Association (AHA) infant/child/adult CPR with AED (automated external defibrillator) certification
    3 hours
    $75/person

* Please contact Laurie Torres at laurie@babybesafe.com or call (718) 243-1432 to find out the class schedule and to enroll.
* This is an adult only class.
* Please bring cash or a blank check to complete on site.