Traditional boasts a collaborative team teaching approach. Team members work as a cohesive unit- bringing together a wealth of disciplines including literacy, drama, science, art and music, language and Dance. These areas seamlessly incorporates the Creative Curriculum, DOE Common Core, DOE Connections, and DOE Explorations to ensure holistic teaching. As team members work TOGETHER to design and execute developmentally appropriate lessons Admin works to ensure compliance with all State and Federal Policies. Traditional takes our students to the next level.
Traditional utilizes developmentally appropriate practices to promote early childhood development. We believe that each child is unique. Children develop individually and should not be placed into a "one size fits all" model. We offer a "hands on" approach to learning. This style of early childhood education is designed to help foster creativity and expanded self-expression. Thus, making children thinkers who are able to solve problems using various methods. We value respect and discipline. Our teachers manifest their respect for children by encouraging them to think for themselves, make decisions, work toward their own solutions, and express their own ideas and feelings.
Traditional embraces the belief that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Parents are encouraged to participate in a variety of center activities, including birthday and holiday celebrations, walking trips, field trips, parent evenings and workshops, fundraising events, and social activities. Parents are welcome visitors in the classroom at all times.
Traditional uses a research-based curriculum called “The Creative Curriculum” along with the NYS Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core. As the children explore with different materials in the classroom and outdoors, teachers observe to gain insight about their development. From these observations, teachers are able to structure individualized activities that will allow for growth in four developmental areas; Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Physical. We also follow early learn outcomes framework (ELOF) goals and implement DOE curriculum guidelines for Birth to pre-k.
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Moreen King always had a passion for ensuring young children were protected. She previously worked at Victim Services, an organization that helped battered women and children. Through her work there, she realized that her goal was to give young children a safe space and a sound education while meeting their developmental needs. This led to the formation of Traditional Day Care.
Traditional Day Care Center Inc. was founded by Moreen A. King in 1995 in a small room in East New York. Ms. King worked tirelessly to become a voice for the children in her neighborhood. Traditional grew from a one-classroom center to join the UPK movement in 1998. In 2009, Traditional Educational Center Inc. opened in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn NY. In 2013, both centers became fully publicly funded through ACS and have continued this work with DOE’s birth-five program.