• 261 E. Lincoln Ave Suite 1. Mt. Vernon, New York 10552
  • (914) 668-1210
  • friendshipfortots@hotmail.com
  • Universal Pre-K

    For Ages 3 – 4 years

    Prekindergarten is a time when children are making connections between what they know and what they are learning.  Friendship For Tots provides activities and lessons that help prepare your child for kindergarten and school success.  As they leave the world of preschool and head towards kindergarten, children are learning to participate in routines, demonstrate their abilities to make decisions, and plan ahead. Daily activities at Friendship For Tots are designed to help children continue to make decisions on their own and in the classroom.  We prepare them for the next stage of their education while giving them a place to feel comfortable and safe to explore their interests. Friendship For Tots curriculum addresses:

    Personal/Social Development

    • Self-Development: Approaches to Learning, Self-Awareness, Personal Expression, and Confidence
    • Executive Function: Working Memory, Planning & Organization, and Cognitive
    • Social Development: Collaboration, Cooperation, Resolving Conflict, and Empathy
    • Home & School Connection: Applying Knowledge & Development


    • Problem Solving, Equating, and Operations
    • Understanding Numbers: Counting, Place Value, and Sequencing
    • Measurement & Data: Rules of Measuring, Comparison, Time & Money, and Interpretation
    • Geometry: Knowledge of Shapes and Reasoning with Shape & Attributes

    Language & Literacy

    • Core Reading Skills: Emerging Reading, Key Ideas & Details, and Integration of Knowledge
    • Language Development: Vocabulary, Listening Skills, Verbal Expression, and Standards of English
    • Phonological Awareness: Phonics, Print Knowledge, Word Recognition, and Fluency
    • Written Expression: Text Type & Purpose, Production, Expression, and Presentation

    Science & Technology

    • Inquiry: Methods of Inquiry, Collection & Analysis, Reasoning
    • Scientific Thinking: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Predicting
    • Areas of Science: Biology, Earth & Space, Natural Science, Environment Using Technology: Purpose & Type, Creativity & Expression, Information & Communication, and Safe Use

    Physical Development

    • Gross Motor Skills: Movement & Direction, Speed & Balance, and Fitness & Exercise
    • Sportsmanship: Following Directions, Understanding Consequences, Games & Sports Play
    • Healthy Habits: Following Rules, Safety, Nutrition, Self-Help, and Hygiene
    • Fine Motor Skills: Writing, Drawing & Painting, Manipulation, and Hand-Eye Coordination

    Social Studies

    • Families & Community: Relationships, Jobs & Community, and Economics
    • Government: Citizenship, Rules & Responsibility
    • History & Culture: Traditions & Observances, History & Events, and Cultures & Languages
    • Geography: Maps, Countries & Continents, Natural Resources, and Geographic Concepts