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A typical day at Oak Lane


  • 7:00-8:30..........Drop Off
    Teachers are ready to help the children say goodbye. The classroom is already set up for the first activity. Indoor Play may include: craft project, story-time, and games focusing on the weekly theme.

  • 8:00 - 8:45..........Morning Meal (see Our Menu)

  • 9:30 - 11:30..........Outdoor Play
    We spend a lot of time outside – weather permitting. Growing children thrive in the fresh air where they can run, explore and make believe.

  • 11:30 - 12:00.........Lunch (see Our Menu)

  • 12:30-2:30..........Naptime
    A story is read and everyone settles down to rest. These busy children need to keep their bodies well rested so that they can enjoy their world.

  • 3:00-3:30..........Afternoon Snack
    Birthdays and other special events are celebrated at this time.

  • 3:30 – 5:00..........Outdoor Play

  • 3:30 – 6:00..........Pick Up Time

Our Teachers

All four classes have head teachers with advanced degrees in early-childhood education as well as years of hands-on experience. Oak Lane is proud of our very low staff turnover – most our teachers and teaching assistants have been with Oak Lane for more than six years. We employ several part time assistant teachers in order to provide additional coverage in the classrooms. Oak Lane serves as a "lab school" for colleges in the area. Many of their students come to our center to fulfill their interships.

Our teacher-student ratio exceeds the state licensing standards.

  • Toddlers (18 mos – 3 years): 4 full-time teachers for 13 children
  • Preschool Downstairs Room: 3 full-time teachers for 9 children
  • Preschool Upstairs Front Room: 3 full-time teachers for 12 children
  • Preschool Upstairs Back Room: 3 full-time teachers for 17 children
All Oak Lane teachers are certified in CPR and Infant & Child First Aid. The teachers also perform fifteen hours of in-service training every year.

We also support our students with special needs by welcoming and supporting itinerant specialists in speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and special education.

Enrichment

Good childcare promotes exposing children to all kinds of different activities to get those brains synapses firing! Our schedule includes monthly visits from educational specialists who bring music, animals, storytelling, science, sign language and more to the center. The older students also participate in field trips to museums, local playhouses, and nature centers. Parents are always welcome on the field trips.

 
 

 

NAEYC Accredited
Our program is accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children

New York State Education Standards
NYS Education Standards

Parent Reference
A quick reference guide for our enrolled families.

Our Graduation Projects
2010 Down By The Bay
2011 The Alphabet
2012 What Do I See?

Our application
Interested in having your child attend Oak Lane? Please complete and submit an application.
PDF application
MSWord application

Special Friends
We have twice-yearly visits from our friend, Aimee Saposnick, DDS. She comes to give the children a stress-free introduction to good oral health. Her website can be found at http://www.whiteplainspediatricdentistry.com//a>  
 

 
 
             
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