The Anne Brower School

Dream, Play, Succeed:

The Pre-K Program Huntington Trusts for Kindergarten Readiness

Our private Pre-K Program in Huntington, NY ignites curiosity, fosters social-emotional learning, and equips children with the skills they need to thrive in a warm, nurturing environment.

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Our engaging Pre-K curriculum and dedicated educators offer the perfect launch pad to your little innovator’s academic journey.

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Discover why we’re the trusted choice for countless Long Island families as we cultivate the unique strengths of each child in our warm and enriching setting.

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Our Huntington School’s Pre-K Curriculum

The Anne Brower School’s Pre-K program is designed to prepare children for the academic and social challenges of Kindergarten while fostering a lifelong love of learning.

In our engaging and supportive environment, your child will develop essential skills across various disciplines, building a strong foundation for success in school and beyond.

Through a balance of structured and play-based activities, our Pre-K curriculum promotes early literacy and numeracy skills, language development, social-emotional growth, and fine motor skills.

Children explore a variety of subjects while engaging in hands-on activities, interactive games, and creative expression. In our integrated “Full STEAM Ahead” program, students participate in exciting project-based learning experiences in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, and Math to prepare them to become dynamic 21st-century thinkers.

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we’re not just a preschool program

We’re Huntington’s hub for future changemakers, encouraging their initial steps towards greatness.

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We’ve crafted an extended Pre-K program that’s all about unlocking potential and nurturing critical thinking. From the vibrant halls of our school to the bustling activity on our playground, we provide a holistic educational experience for our students. We not only prepare our kids for the demands of Kindergarten—we gear them up for a lifetime of curiosity and discovery.

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Curiosity and Engagement: Preparing Young Minds for Kindergarten

An important aspect of our Pre-K Program is ensuring each of our students is prepared for grade school.

“Kindergarten Readiness” refers to a child’s preparedness for the transition into Kindergarten, encompassing a range of skills and abilities such as basic academic knowledge, emotional maturity, social skills, and physical development. It’s about making sure children are equipped to join in, learn, and thrive in the more structured environment of Kindergarten.

For us, engagement is a crucial aspect of Kindergarten Readiness, reflecting how a child participates with the world of learning and exploration. It encompasses a child’s innate curiosity, their capacity to maintain attention, and their willingness to actively participate in varied activities.

A child who is ready for Kindergarten typically displays an eagerness to discover and learn about new things, showing a keen interest in exploring their environment and engaging with new concepts.

Our program understands and supports these attributes to make certain that children are well-prepared and confident as they transition to the more formal learning setting of Kindergarten.

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Pre-Kindergarten Learning Goals

Our Huntington Pre-K Program blends nurturing guidance with stimulating activities, preparing your child for Kindergarten and beyond with a rich tapestry of learning experiences. Our program is specially designed to foster holistic development, ensuring each child thrives emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically in a playful and supportive environment:

Emotional
Skills

Pre-K children expand their emotional skills by demonstrating empathy towards peers, forming strong relationships outside the family, expressing a wide range of emotions with appropriate language, taking pride in personal achievements, managing frustrations and disappointments with growing resilience, and developing a sense of independence and self-awareness.

Language
Skills

In Pre-K, children further enhance their language skills by forming complex sentences, engaging in conversations, following multi-step instructions, expanding vocabulary, beginning to recognize simple words in print, and using language for different purposes like asking questions, narrating stories, or explaining ideas.

Problem-Solving
Skills

Pre-K children advance in problem-solving by participating in cooperative play that involves planning and role-playing, identifying patterns, solving more complex puzzles, understanding cause and effect, performing simple mathematical operations like counting and basic addition, and applying logical thinking to everyday situations.

Motor
Skills

In Pre-K, children refine their motor skills by confidently running, jumping, and climbing, showing improved hand–eye coordination, participating in activities like drawing, writing simple letters, using scissors safely, dressing independently, practicing advanced personal hygiene, and handling smaller utensils with dexterity.

Social
Skills

Pre-K children develop socially by engaging in cooperative play, understanding and respecting rules, showing empathy and concern for friends, participating actively in group discussions, demonstrating facility with social cues, and sharing and taking turns with a more developed sense of fairness.

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Gift your child a lifelong love of learning

New discoveries, playful days, and endless smiles—see what preschool’s all about at The Anne Brower School. Come tour our idyllic Huntington campus and find out how our play-based approach keeps kids active and creatively engaged. Explore our flexible scheduling options and see what makes our school so unique.

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Come visit our school! We’d love to meet you and your family, show you our campus, and introduce you to some of our educators!

Enroll Your Child

Click here to fill out our online application and secure your child’s spot today! Spaces fill up fast, so don’t wait!

Let the Learning Begin

Watch as your child grows in a caring environment tailored to their early development. Be sure to check out our flexible scheduling options to find the right fit for you and your family!

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Our Pre-K Classrooms: A Canvas for Young Minds

Welcome to a place where imagination and enthusiasm take us to new worlds and back—all before naptime! Our Pre-K classrooms and playgrounds are lively hubs of creativity and joy, carefully crafted to inspire and engage young minds.

Each room is a kaleidoscope of learning opportunities, and our outdoor playgrounds are havens of adventure and discovery under the open North Shore skies.

As you browse through the snapshots below, imagine your child thriving in this supportive, fun-filled environment, where every day brings new experiences and lasting memories right here in the heart of Huntington.

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Enriching Activities Built Right Into the Curriculum

Our carefully designed workshops offer a diverse range of activities, each crafted to stimulate young minds and encourage a love for learning. And to amp up the educational fun, we built these exciting activity series right into our regular curriculum. Each class is an opportunity for your child to grow, learn, and thrive in an environment that’s as fun as it is enriching!

Science Sleuths

From skeletons to habitats and from whirligigs to the properties of matter: This is the place to learn the who, what, where, when, why, and how of it all! We’ll have fascinating fun with hands-on science.

Math Magicians

Sorting, counting, patterning, measuring, graphing, coding—all of these skills set your child up to understand the logic of math. Early problem-solving skills and a lifelong love of numbers, here we come!

Avid Adventurers

Get your passports ready as we journey across the globe and visit other countries. There’s so much to learn as we strengthen our cross-cultural understanding and build our knowledge of the world!

Book Worms

A love of reading is the most precious gift anyone can give a child. Books come alive as we add drama and context to the stories we read! We’ll explore letters and sounds, word families, and bookmaking along the way.

¡Hola, Español! & ASL

A fun, creative, and exciting way to expose hijos to American Sign Language and Spanish. Children quickly pick up counting, the days of the week, and key phrases through songs, games, and stories. ¿Cómo se dice... magnífico?

Arts & Crafters

From painting to playdough to papermaking: We’ll let our inner artists break free with our special exercises that help us explore the world around us and our place in it through creative expression.

As our Pre-K students journey through these varied and vibrant workshops, they’re not just learning new skills but also building a foundation for lifelong curiosity and a passion for learning.

These workshops are carefully tailored to elevate your child’s Pre-K experience in a way that’s both educational and immensely enjoyable. We believe that every moment of discovery and every burst of creativity paves the way for a brighter, more confident future.

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Care and Love: The Heart of The Anne Brower School’s Programs

At the very core of The Anne Brower School’s philosophy and programs is a deep-seated commitment to care and love.

Our programs are designed with a keen understanding that a warm, caring environment is essential for the holistic development of children. Every aspect of our curriculum is infused with compassion and a loving spirit, ensuring that each child feels valued, safe, and supported.

Our Huntington educators are more than just teachers; they’re caretakers of young hearts and minds. They create a receptive atmosphere where children can flourish, feel secure, and develop a sense of belonging.

This approach fosters close, positive relationships between educators and children, which is fundamental for building trust and encouraging open communication. In our classrooms, laughter and affection are as prevalent as learning and discovery.

From the moment a child steps into our school, they’re embraced by an environment that prioritizes their emotional well-being.

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By surrounding our students with care and love, we enhance their ability to learn and lay the groundwork for them to grow into empathetic, confident, and caring individuals.

At The Anne Brower School, we’re not just educating children, we’re nurturing future generations with the love and care that form the heart of all our endeavors.

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More Than a School: A Community of Support

At The Anne Brower School, our unique child-centered approach creates an environment where play, creativity, and individual growth are celebrated. Join us in a place where we not only educate but also connect hearts and minds, creating a community of support for our families and their little ones.

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Pre-K Progress: Growing and Learning Together

Dive into our insightful articles that illuminate the key skills and experiences shaping your child’s journey in these formative years. Join us in exploring how, together, we can support and celebrate each milestone of your child’s Pre-K adventure.

Discover how fostering independence, a love for learning can ease your child's transition into kindergarten. Learn to overcome common challenges and set the stage for a confident and curious young learner.

Discover five tried-and-true tips to help your shy Pre-K child transform from wallflower to wonderkid, with expert insights on nurturing resilience, creativity, and independence during this crucial time.

Kindergarten is an exciting time when your child starts to discover their own path, their interests, and their friendships, and Pre-K is all about making sure they have the foundational skills they’ll need to thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling your child at The Anne Brower School is as easy as ABC! Start by filling out our online admissions form, which is a quick and simple step to begin the process of securing your child’s place with us. Enrolling early is always advantageous as it ensures that your child secures a spot, giving you peace of mind and allowing us to better plan and tailor our day program to provide the best experience possible.

Many parents find it helpful to book a tour of the school prior to enrolling, as this offers a firsthand look at our Huntington facilities, allows you to meet our dedicated staff, and provides a glimpse into the day-to-day environment your child will thrive in. You can book a tour right here on our website!

The Anne Brower School’s Pre-K Program offers a variety of scheduling options to meet the needs of working families. Families can choose from the following schedules:

  • Half School Day: 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM OR 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Full School Day (includes Lunch Bunch): 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Extended School Day (includes Lunch Bunch): 8:00 PM – 4:00 PM

We also offer the following programs with extended hours:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    • Early Drop Off at The Anne Brower School is all about creating a positive and enriching experience for your child to begin their day. With our caring staff, a stimulating environment, and a focus on both social-emotional and cognitive development, you can be confident that your child is in good hands, ready to embrace the day with a smile and a sense of belonging. As the regular school day approaches, our staff gently transitions the children into their respective classrooms, ensuring a smooth transition into the daily routines.
  • Lunch Bunch: 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM
    • Lunch Bunch at The Anne Brower School provides a valuable opportunity for children to cultivate social skills as they develop healthy eating habits. While parents ensure their child’s nutritional needs are met by packing a healthy and nutritious lunch, our staff ensures a safe and enjoyable eating experience, encouraging mindful eating habits and providing assistance when needed. Following lunch, children engage in a variety of age-appropriate activities that complement the day’s lessons before being gently transitioned back to class time.
  • After Care: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    • The Anne Brower School’s After Care program provides extended care for children whose parents need an extra hour of coverage beyond the regular school day. Following a recharging snack time at 2:30 PM, children participate in a variety of enriching activities, including creative expression, physical activity, and cooperative games and puzzles. As the After Care program draws to a close, children have time to unwind, engage in free play, and connect with their peers before being reunited with their parents at 4:00 PM.

Families can choose to attend our programs based on the following schedules:

  • Full Week (Monday – Friday)
  • Three-day (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Two-day (Tuesday and Thursday)

We understand that many families have extremely busy schedules, and we’re committed to providing flexibility and support. The school’s scheduling options allow you to choose the schedule best suited to your family’s needs.

The transition from the familiarity of home to the structured environment of Kindergarten can be a significant step for young children. At The Anne Brower School, our comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program is carefully designed to prepare your child for this important milestone, ensuring a smooth and confident start to their formal education. Through a blend of engaging activities, individualized attention, and a loving environment, we foster the essential skills and knowledge that will set your child on the path to success in Kindergarten and beyond.

1. Nurturing Social-Emotional Development:

Social-emotional skills are the foundation for academic success and lifelong well-being. Our Pre-Kindergarten program places a strong emphasis on fostering these crucial skills, empowering children to navigate social interactions with empathy, self-awareness, and self-regulation.

  • Building Friendships and Cooperation: Through group activities, collaborative projects, and playtime interactions, children learn to share, take turns, resolve conflicts peacefully, and work together towards common goals.

  • Expressing Emotions Effectively: We create a safe and supportive environment where children feel comfortable expressing their emotions appropriately, developing strategies for managing and understanding their feelings.

  • Developing Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem: We encourage children to embrace their strengths, celebrate their accomplishments, and persevere in the face of challenges, fostering a positive self-image and a belief in their abilities.

2. Enhancing Academic Readiness:

Our Pre-Kindergarten program provides a well-rounded academic foundation that prepares children for the expectations of Kindergarten. We prioritize the development of early literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, ensuring a smooth transition into formal schooling.

  • Early Literacy Foundations: Children engage in hands-on activities that promote early literacy skills, including letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and beginning reading and writing skills.

  • Numeracy and Math Concepts: We introduce math concepts through fun and engaging activities, such as counting, sorting, patterning, and basic operations, fostering a love for numbers and problem-solving.

  • Cognitive Development and Curiosity: We stimulate children’s curiosity and encourage exploration through hands-on learning experiences, fostering critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a love for discovery.

3. Cultivating Independence and Responsibility:

Kindergarten demands a certain level of independence and responsibility from young learners. Our Pre-Kindergarten program helps children develop these essential skills, preparing them for the expectations of the classroom.

  • Self-Care Routines: Children learn to practice self-care routines, such as dressing themselves, using the restroom independently, and cleaning up after themselves.

  • Following Instructions and Routines: We emphasize the importance of following instructions, maintaining routines, and taking responsibility for their belongings, preparing children for the structured environment of Kindergarten.

  • Making Choices and Taking Ownership: We encourage children to make choices within defined parameters, fostering a sense of ownership over their learning experiences and their role in the classroom.

4. Ensuring A Smooth Transition to Kindergarten:

To ensure a smooth transition from our Pre-Kindergarten program to Kindergarten, we collaborate closely with parents and local public schools. We share progress reports, discuss individual needs, and provide guidance on navigating the Kindergarten enrollment process. Additionally, we invite Kindergarten teachers to our school to observe our Pre-Kindergarten students in action, fostering familiarity and building connections for a seamless transition.

5. Fostering a Love of Learning:

At the heart of our Pre-Kindergarten program lies a fundamental goal: to ignite a passion for learning in every child. We create a stimulating environment where children are encouraged to explore, question, and discover, instilling a lifelong love of learning that will carry them through their academic journey and beyond.

By nurturing social-emotional development, enhancing academic readiness, cultivating independence and responsibility, ensuring a smooth transition to Kindergarten, and fostering a love of learning, our Pre-Kindergarten program provides a comprehensive foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond. We’re committed to preparing every child for the exciting world of formal education, empowering them to approach Kindergarten with confidence, enthusiasm, and a readiness to embrace the challenges and joys that lie ahead.

In our Pre-K Program, we prioritize a learning environment where each child receives ample attention and support. To achieve this, we maintain a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:8, ensuring that our educators can provide personalized guidance and care. Each class is made up of no more than 16 students, a size that fosters a close-knit learning community while allowing for individual growth and interaction. This balance helps us support each child’s development in a setting that is both attentive and dynamic, laying a solid foundation for their future learning experiences.

In our continuous effort to provide the most valuable and integrated learning experience for every child, we’ve extended our program hours to incorporate the enriching activities and specialized content from our after-school Enrichment Programs directly into our core curriculum for all students to enjoy.

This means that all the unique benefits of the Enrichment Programs will now be a seamless part of your child’s daily education, ensuring that each day is filled with the maximum level of engagement and learning possible!

Choosing between preschool and daycare, such as family child care, often comes down to the specific needs and age of your child. While daycare provides essential care and safety for children of various ages, including school-age children, a preschool offers a more structured educational environment.

In preschool, children are engaged in classes designed to foster early learning and development. These classes are tailored to prepare young minds for school, focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional growth.

Unlike traditional child care settings, preschools provide a curriculum that lays the groundwork for academic skills and nurtures a love for learning, making it a more beneficial choice for early childhood education.

A large part of our student population is from the vibrant communities of Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor. However, families from all around the North Shore, including Centerport, Dix Hills, Green Lawn, Jericho, Lloyd Harbor, Melville, Muttontown, Northport, Old Brookville, Oyster Bay, and Syosset all call The Anne Brower School their home. This diversity of backgrounds and experiences enriches the school community and provides students with a unique opportunity to learn from—and celebrate with—each other.

The diversity of The Anne Brower School community is evident in its classrooms. Students from different backgrounds and cultures gather here to learn and grow together. Teachers at The Anne Brower School are committed to creating an inclusive learning environment where all students feel welcome and valued.

The Anne Brower School community is a strong and supportive one. Families and teachers work in tandem to create a positive and enriching learning environment for all students. The school’s vibrant community is one of its greatest assets, and it is one of the things that makes it such a special place to learn and grow!

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