Kiddie Academy of Greenlawn
787 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY  11740
(631) 261-2220

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January

bullet Parent-Teacher Conferences
bullet Super Bowl Parties in Individual Classrooms

 February

bullet Valentine’s Day Parties in Individual Classrooms

 March

bulletSt. Patrick’s Day Parties in Individual Classrooms
bullet Priority Registration for Summer and Fall Enrollment

April: Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child is coined by NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  This organization supports Early Childhood Educators and began the WOYC to celebrate young children and the dedicated teachers and staff who work with them each day!  We offer varied activities to our families over the course of the week and hope that you have an opportunity to spend time with us at the center!  The staff and children work very hard to transform their classrooms into the theme they are studying.  The celebration concludes with a HUGE family event on Friday evening.   Each year, the popularity of this event grows and last year, we had over 400 people attend!  We close the center at 5:30 and transform the center to support the theme.  Individual activities are set out and the families are encouraged to visit each classroom, mingle with other families in the center and get to know the staff outside of their child’s classroom.  We incorporate the following activities over the course of the week… 

bullet Center Wide Themed Parade (Late Morning)
bullet Special Person’s Breakfast (AM Activity) and Pajama Day, Center Wide
bullet Family Bingo (PM Activity)
bullet Individual and Class Pictures
bullet Staff Appreciation Day (Shhh!  It’s an all day long Surprise!)
bullet Family Themed Event (Raffle Baskets, Food, Fun and Community!)

May

bullet Mother’s Day Celebration in Individual Classrooms

June

bullet Parent Teacher Conferences
bullet Father’s Day Celebration in Individual Classrooms
bullet Preschool Graduation

July and August

bullet Kiddie Academy’s Birthday Circus Celebration (2004)
bullet ‘50’s Sock Hop
bullet School Aged Summer Camp!  Please see website for sample calendar!
bullet School Aged Late Night Camp Out

September

bulletOpen House Nights in Preschool, UPK and Kindergarten Enrichment Classrooms

October

bullet Halloween Parade Center Wide!
bullet Staff Halloween Costume Contest!  Families vote for their favorite costume!

November

bullet Scholastic Book Fair Open All Week Long!
bullet Fun Book Related Activities all week long that earn you raffle tickets!
bullet Breakfast with Books (Families invited in for buffet and story reading)
bullet Family Book BINGO (PM Activity) (Book Baskets Raffled Off, Milk and Cookies, Journal and Book Mark)
bullet Loose Change Fundraiser                     
bullet Thanksgiving Share in Individual Classrooms

December

bulletMilk and Cookies With Santa!
bullet Seasonal Celebrations in Individual Classrooms
bullet Kiddie Academy of Greenlawn’s Winter Wonderland Art Show (at Harborfield’s Public Library, Children’s Department)

Throughout The Year

As you can tell, we love to celebrate so the classrooms often have theme related dress up days to reinforce the curriculum! 

We’ve dressed:

bulletIn specific colors, sports team colors or incorporated specific shapes
bulletIn crazy ways:  backwards, miss-matched, crazy hats
bulletIn character:  story book characters, pirates, community helpers,

Together, we’ve celebrated:

bullet Birthdays, Staff Graduations, Weddings, New Babies and New Beginnings

Ongoing Parent Involvement

Parents are always encouraged to visit our classrooms because your involvement helps build our community!  Here’s how you can participate:

bulletCome in early and have breakfast with your child, before you leave for work every now and then.  
bulletIn the area during lunch time?  Stop in and visit…maybe read a book or stay for lunch!
bulletStay a while and watch your child interact with their friends before leaving for the day!
bullet Volunteer to share family traditions (cultural, recipes, etc.).
bullet Volunteer to do a simple presentation (career, hobby, talent, etc.)
bullet Volunteer to be a class helper (donation lists for class parties, cutting/prepping activities, washing smocks etc.).
bullet Donate anything in good condition!  We’re a very resourceful bunch and can probably make use of it!  Please speak with your classroom teacher first!  Sometimes we’re looking for specific items so we will keep you posted!

Donations/Community Involvement

Our motto is “Sharing Is Caring, Always!”  We have collected donations on behalf of many organizations over the years because we feel it builds awareness, responsibility and generosity.  They are as follows:

Atlantis Marine World:  We adopted a Bottle Nosed Dolphin through the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation.  After we collected empty bottles and cans and recycled them at Waldbaums, the children voted on which animal they wanted to help and the Bottle Nosed Dolphin had the most votes! We used the money to adopt Ariel…you can see her picture in our entrance way! 

American Association for Diabetes:  When we found out that one of our children was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, we had a “School Walk” in his honor and raised $1750. This also supported one of our long time teachers, who also has Diabetes! 

Long Island Cares and The Northport Food Pantry:  We have collected thousands of pounds of non-perishables for both of these organizations.  During our Week of The Young Child Event last year, we donated food, hygiene and baby products that filled up 4 shopping carts!  We were also able to give a cash donation!                 

Toys for Tots, Muscular Dystrophy Hop-A-Thon, Trike-A-Thon for Schneider’s Children’s Hospital