EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AT THE H.E.S.

WE CARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN AS IF THEY WERE OUR OWN.   

 

WE’RE NOW REGISTERING FOR SUMMER AND FALL PROGRAMS! 

 

OUR SCHOOL
The H.E.S. Early Childhood Center fosters a climate of trust, belonging, and collaboration where children, families, and staff all feel included.

 

Our inclusive practices reflect our diverse community of learners and respect the uniqueness of each family by incorporating what is important to families into our educational program.  Families are invited to school-wide activities and are welcome to join in the daily routines of the classroom.  

 

Our licensed Early Childhood Center accepts children 2 ½ to 5 years of age.  

 

OUR STAFF
Classrooms are staff by a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.  Teachers hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education and are working toward master’s degrees and New York State Teacher Certification.  

 

OUR FAMILIES 
Our families are an integral part of the school.  We have a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of parents from across our program.  PAC board members are voted into office by their fellow parents and together, the families and school building a rich learning environment for the children.  Parent volunteers support the school by assisting with school-wide activities and raising funds to enrich the children’s learning experiences.  

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE H.E.S. EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER INCLUDE:
  • Indoor gym and structured physical education class once a week
  • Outdoor playgrounds on the premises
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack
  • Access to resources offered by the H.E.S. Community Center

 

The H.E.S. is a uniform school.   

 

Click here to view and download our 2019-2020
Early Childhood Calendar

For more information about the Early Childhood Center at the H.E.S. please contact Meryl Kantrowitz or Raymona Pittman at 718.241.3000 ext 130 or ECC@thehes.org

Welcome to the start of a new year, we are excited to have your children back in our building for a year of engagement, growth, exploration, and of course, FUN!
To make the enrollment process smooth and efficient, please adhere to the following instructions: 
  1. In order to be officially accepted by our program, all families must submit an application for enrollment online at www.myschools.nyc.
    After submitting your application, you will receive an official offer letter. You must accept the offer by the due date or the H.E.S. cannot guarantee a seat will be reserved for your child. 
  2. If you received and accepted an offer, you will be asked to submit the proper documentation needed to begin your child’s enrollment. You will receive an email from the H.E.S. on or before the first week in August with all the necessary documents.
  3. If you register past the deadline,  your child will be placed on a waiting list. You will receive a call from the H.E.S. Early Childhood staff if space is available, but there are no guarantees.
  4. In addition, if you are a family that has an active ACS or HRA voucher, and was offered a seat, please contact us directly as the information needed to process your application will require more documentation. 
If you do not have a voucher and would like to apply once you received an offer for a 3K or PRE-K seat please complete this short survey and one of the H.E.S. Early Childhood staff members will contact you shortly. 

THE H.E.S. IS A UNIFORM SCHOOL

Students are expected to attend school each day in the uniforms outlined below. 

GIRLS

  • Khaki Pants, Jumper, Skort or Skirt
  • White/Navy Blue Polo or Woven Shirt – rounded collar – long or short sleeve
  • White Socks/ Knee Highs or Tights
  • Navy Blue School Sweater
  • Black Dress Shoes – rubber bottoms/sneakers

BOYS 

  • Khaki Uniform Pants
  • White/Navy Polo or Woven Shirt – long or short sleeve
  • Black Socks
  • Navy Blue School Sweater
  • Black Dress Shoes – rubber bottoms/sneakers
uniforms

THE H.E.S. VACATION DAY PROGRAM

 

The H.E.S.offers a diverse day-long schedule of activities during off-school days, providing children with fun-filled activities in a welcoming and structured atmosphere.

 

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • Dance
  • Karate
  • Swimming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Childcare from 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

REGISTER NOW

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR ALL H.E.S. VACATION PROGRAMS

CLICK HERE

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMP

JOIN US AUGUST 5TH – AUGUST 28TH FOR A SAFE, ENGAGING, AND INCREDIBLE SUMMER WITH THE H.E.S. EARLY CHILDHOOD DEPARTMENT!

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD AT THE H.E.S. IS NOW REGISTERING CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT TODAY.

  • August and September Spots still available
  • 3K and Pre-K
  • Year-round and extended days
  • Breakfast and lunch included

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHEDULES

Schedules are dependent on age, grade, and slight variations in daily activities due to special events or uncontrollable circumstances i.e.inclement weather.

3’s PROGRAM (CHILDREN 2 ½ to 3)

Sample Schedule for 3’s Classes
TIME ACTIVITY
8:30 A.M. Arrival, Greeting, Hand-washing, Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Morning Meeting, Calendar, Weather
9:20 A.M. Music & Movement
10:00 A.M. Centers: Art, Science, Dramatic Play, Sand/Sensory
11:00 A.M. Independent/Group Reading, Bathroom, Hand-washing
11:45 A.M. Family Style Lunch
12:20 P.M. Bathroom, Hand-washing, Prepare Mats for Rest/Quiet Time
12:30 P.M. Rest/Quiet Time
2:00 P.M. Wake Up, Put Away Mats, Bathroom, Hand-washing
2:30 P.M. Snack
2:45 P.M. Afternoon Meeting
3:30 P.M. Dismissal

4’s PROGRAM (NYC PRE-K FOR ALL)

Sample Daily Schedule
TIME ACTIVITY
8:30-9:00 A.M. Arrival, Morning Check-in, Store Items in Cubbies, Breakfast
9:00-9:20 A.M. Morning Meeting, Calendar, Weather, Schedule for the day.Introduce Centers for the day.
9:20-10:00 A.M. Music/Movement: Gross Motor Indoor/Outdoor Play
10:00-11:45 A.M. Center Time:Art, Science, Computers, Dramatic Play, Tabletop Games, Sensory Activities
11:45-12:00 P.M. Bathroom, Lunch prep with Lunch Helpers
12:00-12:30 P.M. Family Style Lunch
12:30-12:45 P.M. Bathroom and Hand-washing. Prepare mats for Rest/Quiet Time
12:45-1:00 P.M. Quiet Time Story
1:00-2:00 P.M. Quiet Time
2:00-2:20 P.M. Puts mats away, Bathroom, Snack
2:20-2:30 P.M. Afternoon Meeting
2:30-2:50 P.M. Free Choice: Tabletop and Floor Activities