Thank you for considering Kiddie Junction Pre-School & Camp for your child. Choosing a Pre-School is an important decision. Entrusting the care of your child to others is a big step, both for parents and children. Pre-School is the first introduction to a lifetime of learning. It is a journey that should start off on the right foot. Today's children are learning skills to prepare them for tomorrows opportunities. Our enthusiastic teachers genuinely care about children, and have a strong interest in Early Childhood Education.Our separation philosophy is designed to make your child's first school experience a positive one. In all of our classes, parents are welcome to stay during the first few classes, when necessary. Being toilet trained is never a requirement for admission.Although we keep our doors locked, we have an open door policy for the parents of our students. Parents are welcome to stop by at any time to peek into our classrooms. Parents are reassured when they can see that their child is well cared for and enjoying the classroom activities. Parents are also welcome to call the office. Our office staff is happy to check on your child for you.Kiddie junction has been a great place for kids since 1985. We have earned an excellent reputation based on our outstanding curriculum, presented by a warm, nurturing staff of professionals. We are extremely proud of our dedicated and energetic staff. Our teachers and assistants are carefully selected, and go through an intensive screening process. All new staff are required to be cleared by their county police department prior to employment. Our teacher/child ratios insure lots of individual attention and close supervision. Children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.Our six air-conditioned classrooms are bright, cheerful and clean. They are well-equipped to meet the creative and growing needs of our students. In addition to our regular school year, we have a six-week summer camp program for 2-6 year olds, summer Mommy & Me and Slow Separation Classes, and Skills Workshops in reading, writing and math for children entering Kindergarten and first grade.Our school has been approved by the New York State Department of Education as a Pre-school, Kindergarten and Summer Camp. We are fully insured, and our facilities are regularly inspected by the Nassau County Fire Marshall. Most of our staff have been trained in First Aid and CPR for Children. We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.Young children love to learn about their world. They enjoy the opportunity to socialize with children their own age, while learning to play away from home. At kiddie junction, children are involved in active learning through exploration and play. Our programs give young children the opportunity to practice and develop their many emerging skills in a safe and loving environment. Please feel free to come by and visit our school. Appointments are not necessary. The best times to visit are Monday through Friday 10:00 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 2:30. From October through May, we are open most Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:30. We hope to see you soon! The Kiddie Junction Philosophy To provide children with the opportunity to socialize with their peers in a safe, stimulating, well-supervised environment To treat each child as an individual, and to respect their differences. To allow each child to separate and participate in activities at their own pace. To acknowledge and respect the many emotions a parent feels during their child's first school experience. To encourage a love of learning. To nurture each child's creativity. To encourage children's self-help skills. To empower children with the tools needed to resolve conflicts on their own. To motivate through positive reinforcement. To prepare children for Kindergarten and for life.