Kids at Work PlayGroup!
Gentle Separation Program
for children ages 2
0 mos - 2.6 years
Registration for Summer/Fall 2014 now open!

Click here for information on our Summer Camp 2014 for 2's and 3's
"I could not have found a better place for my son than
the PlayGroup at Kids at Work!  He is happy to be
there and I can't tell you how happy that makes me. I
have been impressed with the quality of care, diversity
of activities, and compassion Julie and her team show
the kids. In particular, I want to highlight what a gem
the PlayGroup teachers are -- they are high energy,
motivated and thoroughly involved. One of the biggest
compliments you can give someone is to trust them
with your child. Separation has been smooth because
the teachers are kind, friendly and always available to
answer any questions. Lastly, I appreciate the weekly
PlayGroup reports via email along with pictures of our
children in action. I could go on and on, but when my
son enters his classroom and he and his teachers all
squeal with delight when they see each other, well,
what's better than that?"
                                   -2012-2013 Parent

We welcome your family to join us in the Kids at
Work PlayGroup - registration is first come-first
served.  The maximum 12 special children in
each PlayGroup participate in one of only two
separation programs we run, and enjoy our
entire 900 square foot classroom for each class.

Here's how it works
- We meet 2 times per week for
2 hours each day.  Parents/Caregivers stay with
children for the first couple of weeks, depending on
individual child and family needs.  When children are
ready, we begin a nurturing separation program lead
by our trained staff, who are hired with a minimum of a
masters in early childhood education in progress.  We
will work with your family's childcare/sibling situation to
create a transition that works for you and your child.  
Our small, intimate group makes this possible.  Our
experienced teachers combined with a consistent
routine create an environment where young children
develop confidence and an "I can do it!" attitude.

Sample Day:
9:30-10:00 - Choice-based, active sensory art, and
open-ended art project.  We never require children to
sit at a table all at the same time for art!
10:00-10:25 - Dramatic Movement Games that inspire
teamwork and creative ideas
, evolving by mid-year
into content based circle time.

10:25-10:35 - Snack including fresh fruit.
10:35-11:00 - Free Play with age-appropriate
manipulatives, dress-up, puzzles,
dramatic play and
"small world" playsets.
11:00-11:30 - Music including guitar!  We'll use
child-friendly instruments and discover simple music
concepts together.
 Music day is every day at

We're proud to say that we maintain a
3.5:1 student
teacher ratio
in the classroom at all times, with a
maximum of 12 children.  The current NYC DOH ratio
mandate for this age group is 5:1 and that is what
you'll find at other centers.  Our lead teachers are hired
with a minimum masters degree in Early Childhood in
progress, plus at least 1 year of age appropriate
experience.  Assistant teachers are hired with a
minimum 2 years of age-specific experience with
toddlers and preschool children.

Click here to hear what parents have to say about the
Kids at Work PlayGroup.

Click on one of our adorable videos of the Kids at
Work PlayGroup!

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WINTER 2014 - AM and PM Progams are FULL
(Please contact us at 212-488-8800 as spots rarely
open up mid semester)

FALL 2014
September 8, 2014 - January 15, 2015
16 weeks of classes
NO CLASS - Nov 24 - 27; Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2014
Child must be 20 mos -2.6 years as of Sept 1, 2014

AM Program
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am
Tuition:  $2560.00 per child

PM Program
Monday and Wednesday 3:15 - 5:15pm
Tuition:  $2560.00 per child

Register 'by the month!'
Partial months available space permitting.  Please
inquire.  Please keep in mind separation is most
effective for children that are participating for at least 4
weeks consecutively.

PM Program only
Monday and Wednesday  3:15 - 5:15pm
June 2 - 25 Tuition:  $640 (NO PlayGroup week of 7/4)
July 7 - 30 Tuition:  $640
Aug 4 - 27 Tuition:  $640  
Payment in full is required to reserve your child's spot
in each month of the program.  

Tuition and Payment Details:
Tuition and deposits are non-refundable.
Twins/siblings:  Receive 10% off second child.
No interest payment plans are available.
Payment by check is encouraged.  Credit card
payments will incur a 3.5% transaction fee.
This class is not a drop-in.  
Please review our refund
and class
policies here.

Here's how you can reserve your spot in the Kids
at Work PlayGroup:

1.  Though registration is first come, first served, we
do require a face to face meeting with the director to
be scheduled (without children) so we can help you to
understand our program and to see if it will be a good
fit.  This way we can let you know what to expect in the
PlayGroup and show you our beautiful, sunlit 900
square foot space.  Please call us at 212-488-8800 or
email to schedule a meeting.

2.  You can also meet with the director and teachers at
one of our PlayGroup Open Houses.  Contact us for
info on the next Open House!

3.  You may want to come as a drop-in to a regular
Kids at Work signature class with your child to see the
vibe in our programs.  Please note that soccer, sign
language, yoga, and dance classes, though wonderful
programs, are not indicative of the PlayGroup
teaching style.  It is recommended that you attend a
Toddle Around or Mess it Up class to get a feel for
Kids at Work.  
Click here to schedule a drop-in.   For
privacy reasons and also because of volume of
inquiries, we do NOT allow prospective clients to view
the current PlayGroup programs.

4.  Submit a registration form (which you will get at
your meeting or at the Open House) along with a
non-refundable deposit
for Fall 2014, OR payment in
full for Summer 2014.

5.  We do not allow prospective parent observations of
the current PlayGroup due to quantity of inquiries as
well as privacy and safety of the current group.

We look forward to sharing our amazing programs
with your family!