Early Childhood Department

The Early Childhood Department is pleased to offer families a preschool preparatory experience through its multi-day Music and Art offerings. The Department offers assistance with your future school applications through annual student reports, official transcripts, and personal letters of reference when appropriate.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC AND ART (2-2.6 years)

Encourage your child’s imagination and creativity through classroom experiences based in music and art. Teachers support your family through a gradual separation process, as each child becomes comfortable in the classroom setting. Students’ ideas are incorporated into the curriculum, sparking joyous music-making which is supported by a vast repertoire of folk, classical, jazz, popular, and original music. In each lesson, children explore different instruments, as well as a wide variety of engaging props, manipulatives, toys, and books.

Hands-on discovery deepens each artistic exploration. Children use various media and artistic techniques to create drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures. By supporting each child’s innate artistic vision, the classroom environment stimulates a love of learning and exploration, promoting preschool readiness. In addition to a head music teacher, a head art teacher, and an assistant teacher, every class features a pianist who supports the learning process and improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles.

T/TH9:00-10:30 a.m.(#28/29)Child Only$7,845.00
M/W/F9:00-10:30 a.m.(#30/31)Child Only$10,945.00

 

PRESCHOOL MUSIC AND ART (2.7-3.3 years)

Deepen your child’s imagination and support school readiness through diverse explorations with music and art. In Preschool Music and Art, children develop a sense of community, while they explore, create, and discover. Teachers support your family through a gradual separation process, as each child becomes comfortable in the classroom setting. Students’ ideas are incorporated into the curriculum, sparking joyous music-making which is supported by a vast repertoire of folk, classical, jazz, popular, and original music. Children gain independence in this welcoming arts-centered classroom, where drums, bells, shakers, claves, as well as other instruments, books, and props are explored.

Young students discover art through hands-on experiences with a broad range of media and techniques. By supporting your child’s innate artistic vision, the environment inspires the creation of drawings, paintings, collages, prints, and sculptures. In addition to a head music teacher, a head art teacher, and an assistant teacher, every class features a pianist who supports the learning process and improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles.

T/TH11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.(#32)Child Only$7,845.00
M/W/F11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.(#33)Child Only$10,945.00

 

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For questions regarding Early Childhood classes, please contact Dorothy Appleton at 212-369-1484, ext. 43 or email dappleton@diller-quaile.org.

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