Educational Preschool Powered by FasTraKids
We offer a world renowned educational and affordable preschool program in Grasmere and Charleston.
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Grasemere – 718-351-7333
1461 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10305
Charleston – 718-494-1232
4852 Arthur Kill Rd. Staten Island, NY 10309
Staten Island Preschool Programs
Seeking head start programs in Staten Island? Our child-centered Staten Island preschool programs provide a solid foundation for future academic growth in preschool aged children. FasTracKids Preschool programs utilizes an exciting, interactive program with a focus on creativity, communication, confidence, critical thinking and collaboration. Our parents call us one of the best preschools in Staten Island.
Isn’t it wonderful how young children have so much curiosity? Our toddler program allows children 2 – 3 1/2 years old to constructively develop their curiosity as well as their communication, concentration, self esteem and social skills. Children participate in our early learning classes using songs, movement, and hands-on activities one hour per week. FasTrack® Tots prepares children for pre-school and gives them a seamless transition into the FasTracKids® signature program. Your first choice for 2 year old preschool in Staten Island.
The preschool experience sets the stage for your child’s attitude towards school. The best first school experience for your child is through FasTrack®Explorers. Our proven method of delivering a firm foundation for learning is available as a multi-day preschool program. Our FasTrack Explorers’ curriculum for 2-4 year olds will provide your child an interactive, traditional and digital learning experience blended with opportunities to collaborate with teachers and peers. Better than universal pre-k in Staten Island!
FasTrack®Discoverers is a multi-day program and subject-based curriculum. This class combined with the FasTracKids® G&T 101: Gifted & Talented program and other developmentally appropriate activities, children 3 – 4 years old will noticeably improve their communication and language skills. Children are also introduced to activities that improve handwriting, literacy, phonics, math and music knowledge – all while having fun. This program runs three hours a day, 3 – 5 days a week. A great choice for 3 year old school programs in Staten Island.
The path to discovery in this enhanced FasTrack® Discoverers program consists of a mixed, teacher-led curriculum along with focused FasTrack® Math and FasTrack®Language Arts lessons. An interactive, multi-day program for children 3-5 years old indulges their natural curiosity while growing math and language arts skills.
FasTrack® Advanced Discoverers focuses on the development of creativity, communication, confidence, critical thinking and collaboration skills for older toddlers through an exciting, teacher led interactive program. Part of the program is dedicated to growing a student’s knowledge of both mathematical and language arts subjects. Students receive one math and one language arts workbook each month, creating a more intentional approach in their knowledge of those subjects.
The Complete Preschool Powered By FasTracKids Philosophy
Our philosophy combines many early learning approaches with use of technology to create the best environment possible for young children. While we align with most of Montesorri’s principles, additionally, we believe collaboration, communication and socialization are very important elements for young children. Children work in teams and collaborate on experiments, problem-solving puzzles and dramatizations. This differs from Montessori’s independent and individual approach. Want to try it out? Schedule a free trial class.
Our Staten Island preschool program draws from the world’s top four children’s education and research psychologists.
Dr Mel Levine
America’s top child psychologist. Professor of Pediatrics University of North Carolina School of Medicine, director of clinical research centers of learning and development.
Dr. Eric Jensen
Founder of the “Learning Brain Expo”; the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences; professor at New York Medical College.
Dr. Benjamin Bloom
Professor, University of Chicago; contemporary American educator and psychologist; smart growth very rapidly in early childhood development, and early development of the environment in this area may also have a great impact.
Dr. Howard Gardner
World-renowned developmental psychologist, “theory of multiple intelligences,” founder. Human beings have made a complete smart “spectrum”, there are many different ways of thinking. “Every child is a potential of gifted children, but has been expressed in different forms.”
The FasTracKids Five C’s Advantage
What makes our Staten Island preschool unique?
How do we stand out from other Staten Island preschools?
Choosing a preschool with a philosophy will set the foundation for your child’s first school experience. When you enter Staten Island Preschool powered by FasTracKids our philosophy is to help students discover their own abilities and potential to learn inside a classroom focused on an interactive education. At preschool powered by FasTracKids, we work closely with parents to create a specific approach to setting goals for your child. There is a plan and routine for every day. Staten Island Preschool powered by FasTracKids offers a combination of play-based learning and structured activities. This allows your child to choose their activities based on their interests. During play-based activities our teachers interact and encourage the kids to play, facilitating social skills. This also helps your child learn valuable life-skills like cooperation & collaboration.
For our older preschoolers, FasTracKids Discoverers offers an academic program which is teacher-directed. In our classrooms, a teacher leads the children in a more structured curriculum, closer to a traditional classroom. This is aimed to prepare children for the gifted and talented test. (Visit G&T 102 for more info about gifted & talented test prep.) Classroom time is devoted to learning letters and sounds, writing via “Handwriting Without Tears,” and distinguishing shapes and colors. We’ll also read books to stimulate conversation and comprehension on different themes each week.
Preschool Program Features
- STE(A)M Focused: Science, technology, engineering, art, math
- Play-Based: We believe that at learning should be cleverly disguised as fun
- Focus on academic enrichment: Our program is a great fit for gifted children that need more individualized attention to hone their abilities
- “Handwriting Without Tears”, multi-sensory curriculum designed to develop early writing skills
- Experienced, certified teachers: Our staff of teachers have taught at top-notch preschools and hold Master’s degrees in early childhood education
- Small class size: 5:1 ratio maximum!
- Visible improvement: Track your child’s progress right before your eyes! Our parents’ waiting areas are equipped with TVs that have live video feed from the classroom cameras. In addition, after each class, the teaches will verbally update you on your child’s progress and quarterly will submit a written report.
- Academically focused: Develops foundation skills that pertain to the OLSAT/NNAT, Stanford-Binet, or ERB admissions exams. Develops early reading/writing and math skills.
- Technology Integrated: Interactive touch-screen Smartboard Technology
- “Zig-zagging”: teaching method to accommodate different learning styles
- Theme-Based: Unique monthly study subjects for well-rounded education
How are we different?
Our theme lessons at Staten Island Preschool are projected onto a smart board presenting an animated interactive lesson just long enough to gain their interest and curiosity. These lessons stimulate interest in language immersion, focus, creativity, having them think and learning how to use their imagination.
Parents gain insight into observing their child on a secure site. They can observe the classroom, and their daily function in our waiting room or via computer. Parents have the ability to watch Fastrackids professional teachers handle various situations and gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of their own children through watching their child thrive in a cooperative, stimulating environment. Children participate in a small supervised play and learning experience.
Why do parents trust us?
At Staten Island Preschool powered by FasTracKids we enrich children in learning exciting theme subjects monthly to gain a better understanding about the topic. Preschool is a time to learn social and emotional skills. The lessons are designed for children to have hands-on experiences in creative arts, music, science, literature, and language geared to their needs and developmental level. Our lessons are teacher-guided, child-directed. These activities introduce them to focus, stimulate their creativity. Staten Island Preschool powered by FasTracKids keeps children having active minds and active bodies which help keep children happy, learning, moving and thriving at our preschool.
The children are able to find security and a feeling of belonging. The teachers create a positive environment, smiling and welcoming for the children and parents. The children find it to be quiet and interesting which allows them to settle down and get acclimated more easily. The children learn to respect other children.
They respond and grow a strong bond to the teachers here because of their compassion toward the children, and their love for teaching. They are always treated as an individual and with respect. The children are treated with affection and guidance.
What do parents say about us?
Parents want an easy transition. At Staten Island Preschool powered by FasTracKids we have patience. We work so hard to make every transition, every separation anxiety for the child and for the parent as easily and stress free as possible. FasTracKids has a quality preschool program which sets the foundation for the transition to kindergarten and beyond. When your child attends FasTracKids preschool they are learning from experienced educated adults who engage and stimulate intellectual curiosity while imparting social skills.
Parents take comfort in knowing their child is in a more academic setting, and learning topics like astronomy, biology, earth science, natural science, creative literature, and creativity. Parents recognize by learning Fastrackids preschool curriculum early gives their children a head start. They want them to enrich them early, which will make a difference in kindergarten. Parents value that the children enjoy learning, developed a set of experiences that got them used to being in a structured classroom setting and built a solid foundation of self confidence and being self efficient while attending Staten Island Preschool powered by FasTracKids.
What is our policy as compared to other Staten Island preschools?
Our classrooms are always cleaned before and after. Each object is disinfected to assure cleanliness. We offer makeup classes on Saturday and Sunday if your child is absent. Staten Preschool powered by FasTracKids does not follow the public school calendar year, therefore we are open for most holidays.
What you see here is our parent viewing area – exclusively available at FasTracKids centers. Our parents’ waiting area is equipped with TVs that have live video feed from the classroom cameras.
Annual Staten Island Preschool Tuition
(Grasmere & Charleston)
Ages 2-3 Tuition
Ages 3-4 Tuition
Ages 4-5 Tuition
Staten Island Preschool Daily Flow
Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 9:30am
Math & English Enrichment
Advanced Discoverers Only
9:30am – 10:00am
Handwriting Without Tears
10:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:15am
11:15am – 11:30am
11:30am – 11:50pm
Move to Music & Fun Themed Arts
11:50 – 12:00
Our Staten Island Preschool Teachers…
…are educated, dedicated, committed and nurturing.
Our licensed and certified Staten Island teachers give their all to our preschoolers. Our teachers are always learning and improving their skills in an effort to further enrich your child’s life and early education experience. Interested in being a teacher in Staten Island? We’re taking applications.
Mrs. Carla & Miss Katelynn
Staten Island Preschool Reviews | Parent Stories
Maxwell’s Story: Why My Son Knows So Much in School
Maxwell received a letter home from school yesterday basically congratulation Maxwell on finishing first level work in reading and that he would be working with a teacher going forward on second grade work. So last night I told Maxwell how proud I was of him and all his hard work. This morning Maxwell climbed in my bed to snuggle and said “Mom, do you know why I know so much at school?” I said why and he responded “It’s because I go to FasTracKids”!
Vanessa: Proud Mother of a FasTracKids Family
We sent our daughter at age 4 for the gifted and talented kindergarten prep course. I wanted to make sure our daughter was prepared to be alone with another adult and focus and answer questions. The faculty was amazing, brand new and bright. The staff was wonderful and they even had a screen to watch from the lobby what she was working on in the room. After each visit we were sent home with suggested areas to focus on. Our daughter was fortunate enough to score 99 on the exam and is now in a wonderful G&T program that she loves.
We were so impressed with this program and the teacher, Daisy, that we are now signing up our son for the 3 year old Explorer program in the Fall of 2014 as his first educational experience. I can’t speak highly enough about the staff and recommend considering them for any of their programs.