- 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.
Meet and Greet - 10 minutes
Circle Time - 25 minutes
Free Play - 20 minutes
Table Time - 20 minutes
Snack Time - 20 minutes *
Creative Movement - 15 minutes
Project Time - 20 minutes
Rest/Story Time - 20 minutes
Closing - 15 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.
see our policies page for more information
- 2022 SCHOOL YEAR SESSION
Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes/class
| Sept 2021 - June 2022
per Month **
|Mon - Fri
|Mon, Wed, Fri
|Mon, Wed, Fri
|TTH am/MWF pm
* Tuition paid upfront for the year by 8/1 is discounted $225.
**Sibling discount applies only to siblings attending simultaneously.
here to download our Emergency Contact
here to download our Medical Form
For more information please refer to our Policies
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 12 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 one-time $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 and is non-transferable.
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, you will NOT receive a refund for your tuition deposit or registration fee.
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.
**Once you've reserved your spot, you must decide which tuition option best suits your needs:
- 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.
- Annual: remit the total amount for the year upfront (discounted) minus your deposit of June's tuition. This payment is due 9/1.
***Your deposit and registration fee are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERRABLE
***Should you withdraw your child AFTER classes begin in September, 60 days notice is required.
The registration fee is non-refundable. Your deposit of one month’s tuition will be applied to one month’s notice. You are responsible for the other month's tuition.
STEP BY STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS
1. Submit the following:
- Application/Registration Form
-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. This is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- $75 registration fee if you are new to WOF. This is non-refundable.
- 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 2021 schedule will be announced Spring 2021
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. 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
Ages: 3-5 years old
Dates: Saturdays: November 3rd, 10th, 17th, Dec 1st, 8th, 15th
Time: 9am – 11am
Tuition: $295/Student, $275/Sibling
Teachers: Mrs. Kathryn and Ms. Dana
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 six (6) week Saturday morning class, 9am – ll:00am of no more than 6 students for children 3-5 years. It is designed to facilitate a global perspective, help 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.
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
Click here for the Kids Culture Club Application Form
Together® Family Class
Ages: 2 months - 5 years
Cost: $230 for new families, $220 for returning families and $160 for 2nd child
Please contact Stacie at email@example.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
ITALIAN WORKSHOPS for CHILDREN
Ages: born in 2015 / 4th grade
Dates: Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Calendar: To Be Announced
Cost: $350 for 7 lessons - Special: 5% sibling discount (Join us any time: prices are pro-rated once the program has started)
Learn Italian with Casetta Ida! Our program, founded by an experienced Italian educator from Milano, is specifically designed according to the language abilities of each child and is adapted to their different age. In our classes we offer a variety of fun activities and creative projects to improve comprehension, foster confidence in speaking, and expand the vocabulary. We learn about Italian art, culture, traditions, recipes, and geography. We read books and poems written by Italian authors, play language games, get inspired by Italian singers and artists. We laugh a lot and have fun together. And we eat a delicious merenda (snack)!