BABYLON, NEW YORK
After careful consideration and multiple parent requests, Miss Midgies Preschool will be opening a Private Kindergarten as an alternative to public kindergarten, starting September 2022. This program will be held at a separate location, 79 E Main St., Babylon NY 11702, just minutes away from their first location in West Babylon.
NEW, SAFE AND FUN AMENITIES
Children will have access to a full gymnasium, a new playground, beautiful large classrooms, with adjoining bathrooms. Miss Midgie’s Preschool staffer, Lisa Frampton, affectionately called Miss Lisa by children and parents at the school, will be heading up the program in their 2nd location.
NEW YORK STATE CURRICULUM
The Kindergarten will follow the NYS Kindergarten curriculum guidelines for ALL Major subject areas. The goal is to prepare EVERY child to learn easily in an environment that promotes success and social/emotional well-being.
Miss Midgie and her staff agreed that parents should have more control over what and how their child learns in Kindergarten.
Midge Leavey, affectionately known as Miss Midgie, is the founder and Owner of Miss Midgie’s Preschool. She explained, “Please be aware that it is not just something people say… “Kid’s brains are like sponges at this age”. It is a scientific fact that we, as educators and parents have to realize. Understand how much influence and learning a child takes on at this delicate age that will MOLD their thought process for the extent of their life.”
“For Instance, In the first five years of life, experiences and relationships stimulate children’s development, creating millions of connections in their brains. In fact children’s brains develop connections faster in the first five years than at any other time in their lives. Yes! MORE THAN ANY OTHER TIME IN THEIR ENTIRE LIFE. Between the age of 2 – 5 the brain develops in spurts called “critical periods”.
“From birth to (approximately) age six, your child’s brain is like a sponge, soaking up huge amounts of information from her environment. She is absorbing everything around her, effortlessly, continuously, and indiscriminately.”
Miss Midgies Mindfulness Curriculum, which was taught at Babylon Elementary School for several years for grades K-3, will be incorporated at the new Kindergarten including the following lesson plans:
- Acceptance of Self and Others
- How to Focus (for future Test taking and Listening skills)
- Pausing before responding (helps Impulsive behavior)
- Turning negative thinking to positive
- Retraining your brain to a more Positive Mindset
- Building Self Esteem
Ms. Leavey has been regularly interviewed for her expertise on Child Anxieties, Mindfulness and knowledge of how much a child’s brain absorbs during their younger years. The Principal and author is scheduled to be interviewed on “Positive America with Ernie Anastos” a new Television program, in the coming weeks.
LIMITED ENROLLMENT SPACE
Due to slots already filled by her current students, and the desire to keep student to teacher ratios low, parents are being asked not to delay if they would like their child(ren) to attend. If you are interested in Miss Midgie’s Private Kindergarten program you are encouraged to contact Miss Midgie herself by filling out the Pre-Registration Questionnaire at https://forms.gle/99Hfmoc76LEXKLzUA.
All enrollment reservation requests must include:
- Your Name
- Your Child’s Name
- Your Child’s D.O.B.
- Your Phone Number
- Your Address
- A brief explanation of why you are interested in a Private Kindergarten Program