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November 2022

Wed
30

November Mug & Muffin

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Maria to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Mon
12

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Change Starts at Home: Parenting for a More Just World

 

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Mon-Mon
19-02

Winter Recess - School Closed

Tue
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Mon
16

Martin Luther King Jr Day - School Closed

Tue
17

January Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Wed
18

January Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Mon-Mon
23-27

City Harvest Food Drive

Tue
14

February Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
15

February Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Maria to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Wed
15

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop

Mindful Parenting: Riding Emotional Waves with Calm & Compassion

 

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m

 

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Mon
20

President Day - School Closed

Tue
21

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day - School Closed

Wed
22

Staff Development Day - School Closed

Thu-Thu
09-09

WMS Gala & Auction

City Winery

Tue
14

March Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Tue
14

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Grappling with Achievement Culture: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids in High-Achieving Settings

 

Time: 8.00 p.m. Sign up via newsletter.

Wed
15

March Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Mon-Fri
20-31

Spring Break - School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Fri
07

Good Friday - School Closed

Tue
11

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Beyond Stereotypes: Understanding Gender, Socialization & Development

 

Time: 8.00 p.m. Sign up via newsletter.

Thu-Thu
20-21

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
24-28

Room to Grow Book & Toy Drive

Tue
25

April Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
26

April Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Tue-Thu
09-12

WMS Art Show

55 Hudson St. More details to follow in the weekly newsletter.

Tue
23

May Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
24

May Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Mon
29

Memorial Day - School Closed

Sat
03

WMS Street Fair

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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