The goals of this program are to interact with children in a loving and
consistent way in order to aide the development of a love for learning and a
love for school. This provides the strong foundation necessary for creating
our leaders of tomorrow.
To that end, we will provide:
a happy, enjoyable, hands-on school experience that encourages each child to reach
his/her maximum potential, while creating independence and the love of learning new
things. Warm supportive relationships with caretakers in school are a cornerstone to
a comfortable, safe and structured learning environment with well supervised, child-directed
activities. Every child will have the opportunity to make choices and problem solve, as well as
engage in play experiences with safe limits, which encourage the use of fine and gross motor skills.
The core curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate practice that embraces the New York
experienced staff with positive attitudes. They will build a safe, creative environment full of hope and
opportunities that encourage positive self-concept, self-esteem, and self-awareness in each child. Staff
will focus on the success of the children and make each new task a fun adventure. This environment will
be sensitive and respectful towards all community members and provide rich and meaningful experiences.
a team approach which includes all family members. They are critical participants on the team. We believe
that understanding a child’s family and providing support to that partnership is an extremely important
part of this mission.
For over 25 years we have been one of the most well respected specialized preschools
which meets the needs of students with disabilities throughout New York City.
We offer a variety of specialized classroom programs and therapeutic services
in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx which assist in the overall development of young children.
SDS is committed to the belief that family is a critical participant in a child’s overall development.
Therefore, in a child’s academic environment, SDS requires family involvement in all areas during his or her
preschool years. We encourage parent participation throughout the school year especially within the