for 4 & 5-year-old children

Mrs. Fay implements Second Step

In collaboration with the Syracuse City School District, we strive to ensure that all children develop the cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills that build the foundation for life-long learning and literacy.  This is accomplished by providing a high quality, safe and nurturing environment. We are responsive to the culturally diverse and unique educational needs of each child through individual and interactive learning opportunities. This is supported by our excellent teaching staff and developmentally appropriate practice aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and the District's Curriculum.

We are now offering our UPK PLUS Program which provides extended learning opportunities in our full day program.

This is a great option for children who will wait a year to enter Kindergarten, and for all children who are eager to learn! 

Our Curriculum 

The Core Knowledge Curriculum reflects on each of the established critical areas in the development of young children. Within these advancement areas, the Preschool Sequence focuses on nine domains or content areas; each domain covers developmentally-appropriate goals for four and five-year-olds. These goals are broken down into specific, measurable, and sequential skills, upon which teachers plan and implement the Core Knowledge curriculum.

Click here for more information on our Literacy Program.

Help your littlest learners harness their energy and potential by teaching them to listen, pay attention, control their behavior, and get along with others. When students enter kindergarten with the self-regulation and social-emotional skills taught in the research-based Second Step program, they’re set up for success.

Learn more about our Second Step Program.

Mathematics Their Way presents an activity-centered, child-centered, manipulative math program in which

the children learn through the five senses. The program is designed to meet the needs of Prek, kindergarten, first,

and second grade students. The children follow a sequence of activities, varying between total group, small

group, and independent work. The goal of the activities is to help children develop an understanding of and

insight into the patterns of mathematics. The activities are designed to help young children see relationships

and interconnections in mathematics and to enable them to deal flexibly with mathematical ideas and concepts.

Learn about our Math Program.