Prospect Playgroups at St. Bartholomew's Church (German, Russian ages 18 mo - 3 yo)
It's a drop-off program for children ages 18 month to 3 years old to explore, experiment and learn through discovery inside of the classroom as well as outside on our playground. The program is run in German language in the Käfergruppe and in Russian language in the group Подсолнухи. We focus on language and social development through music, arts and crafts and play.
Program time: 2 hours 45 minutes, teacher to student ratio: 1 to 5. *Limited availability: 5 hours, teacher to student ratio 1 to 2.
Pre-school and Kindergarten program (German, Russian, English ages 3-6 yo)
This is a dual language program for children ages 3-6. In the German Group morning hours (9 am to 1 pm) are dedicated to German language and the afternoon hours (1 pm to 5 pm) to English. In the Russian Groups morning hours (9 am to 1 pm) are dedicated to Russian language and afternoon hours (1 pm to 5 pm) to English.
Several studies have shown that bilingual education has several advantages, providing cognitive, social and health benefits for young children. Add to this the benefits of the Montessori method, and you have an exceptional preschool. My older son enjoyed his preschool years in this school, and this prepared him well for the GISNY (German International School NY) and my daughter is very happy in the school now. I would highly recommend!
Music classes at St. Bartholomew's Church
Mommy & Me Music in Russian language
We welcome parents with their youngest children ages 0 month - 1.5 y. o. to join this music program. 30 minutes class includes singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and toys. Parent can learn very easy songs to communicate with their child in a warm, emotional way during their daily routine. Class runs in Russian language.
Musical play date in Russian language
This music program is designed for children ages 1 to 2 y. o. with their mom, dad or a caregiver. One hour class includes:
- Small snack/breakfast time (we ask you to please bring nut free snacks). During this time parents and children get to know and interact with each other in a warm and informal atmosphere.
- Music part. Children and their caregivers will enjoy being a part of a little theater, singing and dancing along with the imaginary characters, as well as being one of characters. We will be introducing children to first letters, numbers, colors, shapes and animals using funny, joyful songs. This class runs in Russian language.
Замечательная музыкальная программа, я бы даже сказала уникальная, так как проводится исключительно на русском языке. Тут и песни, и танцевальные элементы, и даже наши любимые сказки в интересно обыгранном музыкальном сопровождении. Все очень органично и непринужденно, то что нужно малышам и мамам (бабушкам, няням и всем кто пожелает присоединиться:)
Prospect Academy's Mommy&Me classes are a wonderful start for child and caregiver. Nadeshda is an engagingly warm, talented teacher who brings her love of music and children to each class. Nadeshda used aspects of Musical Round-Up's program and implemented them into her Russian Language Mommy&Me music class. This is a wonderful way to engage children in language development, introduce them to the school environment to make lasting friendships for parents and children alike.
Yoga classes at St. Bartholomew’s Church and Prospect Academy
Yoga for moms and dads
We practice traditional Ashtanga-based Vinyasa, building physical strength and keeping the mind quiet. So necessary for the everyday life with small ones! We offer 3x60-minutes classes weekly in order to make it convenient for all PA-parents.
The classes are designed for new moms to reclaim strength and balance in the body after having a baby. Besides, it is a simple way to connect with your small one both emotionally and physically. We offer 60-minutes classes and ask you for a pre registration on a monthly basis.
Schedule and prices
Tuesday 2:30pm - 3:30 pm
Fall Session 5 classes (Oct 16th - Nov 13th) - $75