What Is The Kids at Work Gentle Separation

  • Two days a week, two hours each day!
  • Ages 20 mos – 2.9 years
  • Fall, Winter-Spring, and Summer semester options!
  • Fall 2021 & Winter-Spring 2022: Maximum of 8 children with 3 teachers, one a music specialist.
  • 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)
  • Full parent communication suite through our partners at StoryPark, beginning of year home (or zoom) visits, and parent teacher conferences.

Sample Day

  • Sensory Art & Garden Time! Children work on decision-making skills and mastery of fine and gross motor centers. Teacher-led small group and 1:1 activities are included. Time on our covered, childproofed terrace/garden is also offered.
  • 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! Kids at Work provides snack for all children consisting of WASA multi grain crackers and fruit such as banana or apple. We make note of all allergies; we are nut and seed free. 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!

Registration Information

FALL 2021 IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY – REGISTER NOW FOR WINTER-SPRING (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Fall Semester

15 weeks from October 5, 2021 – January 13, 2022: No Class Nov 24, 25, Dec 22, 23, 2021

There are no make ups for missed classes, refunds, credits or transfers on any tuition once paid.
Exception – if you need to miss class due to religious observance of a holiday, on that holiday’s date of observance, families are offered 3 Kids at Work drop-ins as “make up”.

Tuition $3360

Winter-Spring Semester

21 weeks from January 17th – June 9th, 2022: No Class Memorial Day May 30th

Tuesday/Thursday Group Tuition: $5040 *ONGOING GROUP – Fall 2021 students receive first refusal on enrollment in this program.  Min age is 23 mos as of Jan 2022.

Monday/Wednesday Group Tuition: $4920 *NEW GROUP  20 mos – 2.9 years

$1200 deposit required to hold child’s spot. Monthly payment options are available.

There are no make ups for missed classes, refunds, credits or transfers on any tuition once paid.
Exception – if you need to miss class due to religious observance of a holiday, on that holiday’s date of observance, families are offered 3 Kids at Work drop-ins as “make up”.

Registration Timeline

  • Interested families should email us, at info@kidsatworknyc.com, or call 212-488-8800.
  • Parent meeting is scheduled or call with Kids at Work management to ensure it’s a good fit for your family.
  • Admissions offer is made.
  • Parent is sent a payment and registration link to pay the $1200 deposit.
  • Full onboarding process is started including health check software downloads, enrollment agreement, and welcome questionnaire. We will also schedule a private “home visit” with your lead teacher as we get closer to the class start date.