Program areas at NIS
NIS offers a range of therapeutic and educational programs for both typically developing and developmentally delayed children from birth to five years old. NIS operates both a nursery school for preschool children from birth to three years of age and a childcare center. Universal Pre-K Participating school districts offer eligible 4-year olds the opportunity to attend our Pre-K program utilizing The Creative Curriculum, which follows developmentally appropriate practices and is aligned with NYS Learning Standards. Classes focus on meeting kindergarten readiness goals in an environment promoting exploration, social skill development and confidence building through positive learning experiences. Children are placed in both integrated and non-integrated classes with NYS certified teachers. Morning or afternoon sessions are M-F and follow the school calendar. Nursery/Preschool A stimulating early childhood program for children ages 3 and 4 following The Creative Curriculum. Children are offered small group exploration time in learning centers as well as whole group instruction led by NYS certified teachers. Classes follow an integrated model allowing both typically developing and special needs children the opportunity to learn with and from each other. Students in our integrated classes are team taught by a Special Educator, an Early Childhood Teacher, and are assisted by a paraprofessional. In addition, the School provides a wealth of therapeutic services to both parents and students, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychological counseling and nursing services. For more information about various parent programs, enrichment programs, childcare and special education courses provided by NIS, please visit www.niskids.org.