Come and visit Whitestone's Premier Early Childhood Center since 1981
The classrooms at Pee Wee Folks provide many opportunities for children to develop their social skills. Throughout the day, there is a balance between academic lessons and social interactions between peer groups. Sufficient space is provided so that children may work comfortably in both small and large groups. Teachers guide children in asserting themselves within their peer group and therefore learn to solve problems independently. Moral development goes hand in hand with social growth and conflict solving (particularly concerning issues of fairness) and is an important goal within our curriculum. With the teachers guidance, children learn to cope with disappointment and frustration and, therefore, internalize self control. Our curriculum is designed using thematic units so that children may explore different concepts and topics. All classes enjoy special events throughout the year. These events may tie into the curriculum or may be just for fun! Literature is always a big part of our classrooms as well. Hands on learning centers provide students many opportunities for exploration!
Social and Emotional Growth at Pee Wee Folks
A personalized program is created for each toddler in our care. Small groups, one on one care and individualized attention creates a home away from home atmosphere for your little one.
Classrooms provide spacious activity areas for exploration and discovery. Music and movement play and hands on activities are implemented daily to foster development of gross motor and fine motor skills.
Our program is structured to meet the developmental needs of growing and changing toddlers.
The Universal Pre-K classroom at Pee Wee Folks offers students a rich and engaging curriculum comprised of thematic units, author studies, scientific exploration and an array of hands on activities designed with an emphasis on developing the whole child. Classrooms are set with learning centers and thematic units are integrated into our learning centers encouraging further examination and discussion. Conversation between students and teachers encourage children to “think” at a higher level then to just respond.
The year is full with special events, author studies, artist studies, scientific exploration and a wide array of interesting and challenging activities.
Our curriculum is designed with the NYS Common Core learning standards in mind. Each child will be challenged so they will grow both academically and emotionally. We use "building Blocks" math curriculum to provide students with an engaging and challenging mathematical foundation.
Assessment is an ongoing part of our program. Students are evaluated upon entry to the program.
Our UPK offers a family style meal experience where children will enjoy snacks and lunch served family style providing our students with a socially interactive learning experience.
Pre- K for All
School Age Program
PWF offers a quality after-school program where children can do homework, have a snack and enjoy a variety of activities. Our caring staff provides a warm environment where students are safe and you can feel at ease while you work. Bus service is available from all area schools.
Our Summer program offers days filled with sunshine, water play and lots of fun. You may customize your child's schedule based on your needs. We run from two through eight weeks.
Ages 2-4: Based at our center offers water play, games, arts and crafts and special theme weeks.
Ages 5-9: We offer both a traveling program where campers visit all the favorite hot spots like Adventureland, Medieval Times, Chuck E cheese, Kazam, to name a few. On site we have water play , arts and crafts, games and theme weeks. Guaranteed to provide children with a fun and action packed Summer!