THE HISTORY OF EMMANUEL DAY CARE KINDERGARTEN
Emmanuel Day Care Kindergarten is one of the oldest day care centers in the city of New York. On January 12, 1957, Emmanuel Day Care Kindergarten opened its doors to serve the young learners in the community. At that time, Emmanuel Day Care kindergarten was sponsered by the Long Island Baptist Extension Society. The center was established to provide the best possible learning opportunities to children in preschool and kindergarten. This school thrives on excellence.
In 1958, Mrs Anesta Samuel assumed the role of Director until her retirement in 1984. Mrs. Samuel was monumental in encouraging parent involvement. The center, throughout the years, has maintained its certification from the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Day Care.
Early in 1977, Emmanuel Baptist Church assumed full sponsorship of the Day Care. The complete transition transpired in 1981. This change of hands signified the beginning of a model relationship between the church and the community.
The Board of Directors of the center is comprised of members of Emmanuel Baptist Church. The spirit of brotherhood, dedication to serving God through the ministry of teaching, love and compassion are the operating principles which have forged a lasting relationship between the center and the community.
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A child must develop several reading readiness skills before learning to read. Re-reading activities and phonetic-oriented instruction are provided to develop the basic skills in reading. The teacher determines your child’s level of readiness to provide the appropriate level of instruction. Our program is geared to develop:
- The ability to learn and follow instructions.
- The ability to discriminate between sounds.
- The ability to comprehend and appreciate the story read by the author.
- The desire to learn to read.
- A positive and receptive attitude toward reading and mastering reading readiness skills.
The mathematics program is intended to assist each child to think quantitatively and to comprehend the number system. It focuses on common and individual needs of the child as well as his/her readiness to master mathematical processes. It fosters attitudes of accuracy, orderliness, and respect for learning. Activities and instruction are designed to gain skills in:
- Writing numerals.
- Reading numerals.
- Classifying and grouping objects.
- Organizing objects.
Writing is also a typical and meaningful activity. It is a tool for communication. The teachers select appropriate activity which matches the muscular development and physical coordination of the young learners. Pre-writing activities include coloring, cutting, tearing and other pertinent activities to develop motor skills. The writing program provides opportunities for each child to:
- Understand the need for and value of handwriting.
- Realize the need for practice in letter formation.
- Take pride in neatly written work.
- Learn the appropriate position of the body and arms in accordance with the writing tools.