What is the Kids at Work Gentle Separation?

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am Ages 20 mos – 3 years as of June 1
  • Program runs June 1 – September 3 for 14 weeks & families can “skip” up to 3 weeks (unpaid) for vacation.
  • Maximum of 9 children with 3 teachers, one a music specialist. 1000 square foot classroom with commercial air scrubbers and up to date HVAC.
  • Adults stay in the physical space for up to 6 weeks, and then gradually are removed to a separate, blind classroom. (Not a drop-off program)
  • Intense, exhaustive health and safety protocols and training keep your family and trusted caregiver safe!
  • Full parent communication suite through our partners at StoryPark.

Sample Day

Staggered Arrival and sensory/art/gross motor stations! Children work on decision-making skills and mastery of fine and gross motor centers. Teacher-led small group and 1:1 activities are included. Supplies are kept as individual as possible and replenished after use, by our teachers.

Art Provocation! An age-appropriate and sensory-based art experience is included for those children that are interested. Others may read books or observe the activity. Sitting still is never “required” for our nearly and early twos, but coming together as a community is encouraged!

Meeting Time Welcome ritual, the schedule for the day including hands-on visual aids, and our theme is discussed as well.

Snack! 1-2 children per table with snack brought from and fully prepped at home, with any allergies made known. Children’s hands are washed before and after each snack.

Free Play! Toys, manipulatives, mini-world objects, dress up and play kitchen. Children develop conflict resolution skills via our teachers’ simple and repetitive language and prompts.

Music! Lots of movement, live guitar, and instruments are included. Children develop executive skills and come together as a community through well-known as well as new activities.

Wrap up and goodbye song! Children always participate in a quiet lullaby or bubbles, and wrap up before our goodbye and happy reunion with grown-ups!

Summer 2021 Registration

Summer Semester runs June 1 – September 3, 2021
We allow families to “skip” unpaid up to 3 weeks during the summer months only.
You must register for a minimum of 11 weeks of the 14 week semester.

We’ve tried to make this program as flexible as possible without compromising safety and comfort of enrolled children, therefore you commit to your weeks by May 20, 2021 and cannot change your schedule after that point. You are able to add weeks after that date. There are no make ups for missed classes, refunds, credits or transfers.

14 Weeks – $4004.00 (discount)
13 Weeks – $3900.00
12 Weeks – $3600.00
11 Weeks – $3300.00
Add additional week(s) after initial registration – $300 per week

We want to make sure Kids at Work is affordable for all families. Please contact us if you need financial assistance.

Registration Timeline

  • Interested families should email us with your interest, at info@kidsatworknyc.com, or call 212-488-8800..
  • Parent meeting is scheduled with Kids at Work manager/owner. We recommend involving whomever will be bringing your child.
  • Admissions offer is made.
  • Parent is sent a payment and registration link.
  • Full onboarding process is started including health check software downloads, enrollment agreement, welcome questionnaire and orientation videos for the parent as well as any adults who intend to enter KAW. We will also schedule a private zoom meet and greet with your lead teacher as we get closer to the class start date.
  • Please see our detailed FAQ and Class Policies for information on important health and safety details.