Welcome to our newHead of School, Carrie Kries!

Welcome to our newHead of School, Carrie Kries!

Welcome to our newHead of School, Carrie Kries!

September 2022

Thu-Sun
01-11

WMS Closed for Summer

Wed-Fri
07-08

Home Visits

Individual times will be sent in early September.

Fri
09

Health & Safety Zoom Meeting with Nurse Cheryl

Learn about current Health & Safety protocols at WMS.

Mon
12

WMS Opens for Phase In

Tue
13

Welcome Drinks for Hudson Families

Time: 5.30-6.30p, Location: 55 Hudson St. Meet the WMS administration team and other families in your child's class.

Thu
15

Welcome Drinks for Duane AM Families

Time: 5.00-6.00p, Location: 134 Duane St Meet the WMS administration team and other families in your child's class.

Thu
15

Welcome Drinks for Duane PM & 2s Full Day Families

Time: 6.00-7.00p, Location: 134 Duane St Meet the WMS administration team and other families in your child's class.

Mon
19

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (1.30-2.30p)

For Parents from Duane Classes 3, 4PM & 5PM only.

Mon
19

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Hudson Classes A, B & C only.

Tue
20

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Duane Classes 4AM & 5AM only.

Wed
21

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Hudson Classes D, F & GH only.

Mon
26

Rosh Hashanah - School Closed

Tue
27

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (1.30-2.30p)

For Parents from Duane Classes 2PM & 6PM only.

Tue
27

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Duane Classes 2AM & 6AM only.

Wed-Thu
28-29

Hudson Parent-Teacher Curriculum Night

Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year. Classroom specific date/times to be circulated in the first week of school.

Wed
05

Yom Kippur - School Closed

Mon
10

Indigenous Peoples' Day - School Closed

Wed
12

Duane Parent-Teacher Curriculum Night

Exact Class Schedule TBD Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Thu
13

Duane Parent-Teacher Curriculum Night

Exact Class Schedule TBD Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Mon
17

October Mug & Muffin

Location: Duane Music Loft. Time: 1.15 - 2.15p All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Thu-Fri
10-11

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Tue
15

November Mug & Muffin

Location: Duane Music Loft. Time: 9.15 - 10.15p All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Wed-Fri
23-25

Thanksgiving Recess - School Closed

Mon-Mon
19-02

Winter Recess - School Closed

Tue
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Mon
16

Martin Luther King Jr Day - School Closed

Mon
20

President Day - School Closed

Tue
21

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day - School Closed

Wed
22

Staff Development Day - School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

Spring Break - School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Fri
07

Good Friday - School Closed

Thu-Thu
20-21

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Mon
29

Memorial Day - School Closed

Fri
16

Last Day of School for Children

Mon
26

First Day of WMS Summer Program

Tue
04

Independence Day - School Closed

Fri
28

Last Day of WMS Summer Program

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Educational Philosophy

Our unique pedagogical approach is designed to foster social and emotional development in young learners.

A unique approach to early childhood education
that blends Montessori and Reggio Emilia practices.

Montessori

A Montessori learning environment is a light, open space that allows children to move and discover. Dr. Maria Montessori designed materials with built-in gradations of struggle, to carefully increase challenge while enhancing the child’s engagement in the self-chosen task. This requires attention and concentration, and builds self-confidence and self-regulation. Students are proud of their new skills, with every milestone they accomplish on their own.

Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia approach, named for the Italian region in which it originated, is a child-centered, relationship-based, and inquiry-driven constructivist approach to learning. Children are seen as capable and able to make meaningful connections and explore self-expression through “The 100 Languages.” Educators serve as partners in learning through asking questions, listening, and creating documentation.

Create Social Emotional Intelligence

Develop Independence

Children learn to self-advocate, recognize their own abilities and experience trial and error. Here, mistakes are important pathways to further development. As Maria Montessori said, “Never do for a child that which he can do for himself.”

Foster Collaboration

Students learn by asking questions, having conversations, and developing the skills to genuinely listen to the ideas of others. Here, differing ideas and approaches make for a rich learning environment.

Harness Creativity

Breakthroughs happen as students investigate & articulate their understanding of new concepts—and the joy of finding their own success. Here, children are encouraged to use their innate skills to solve problems and engage in self-expression.

Children learn to self-advocate, recognize their own abilities and experience trial and error. Here, mistakes are important pathways to further development. As Maria Montessori said, “Never do for a child that which he can do for himself.”

Students learn by asking questions, having conversations, and developing the skills to genuinely listen to the ideas of others. Here, differing ideas and approaches make for a rich learning environment.

Breakthroughs happen as students investigate & articulate their understanding of new concepts—and the joy of finding their own success. Here, children are encouraged to use their innate skills to solve problems and engage in self-expression.

From our Community

“School admissions can be daunting in NYC, but somehow Washington Market felt different – thoughtful, kind and caring. The process felt more like a conversation about the best interests of our children and family rather than an evaluation.”

“One of the things that we found so special about Washington Market is how exactly right it was for our two very different children - it has been a magical place for our kids to grow.”

“WMS is a warm and wonderful environment where children are encouraged to explore, learn and have fun. The school is its own force field of positive energy and love.”

Accreditations

Curriculum

Our early childhood program focuses on skills like collaboration, organization, and empathy, preparing children to be successful members of a classroom community for years to come.

Our students learn through discovery & play, and participate in classes: art, music, chess, library, movement, drama and more. Our teachers are highly-trained, dedicated educators who bring both their professional training as well as personal interest and passions to create a rich classroom environment.

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