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Programs

My Spectrum School approaches gifted and talented education with an innovative vision of pedagogy that combines contemporary theories of learning with effective teaching methods. Our philosophy is based on the concept that each child exhibits a unique profile of different abilities, or spectrum of intelligences, based on Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Harvard University's Project Spectrum research studies. Our curriculum emphasizes identifying children's areas of strength and using this information as the basis for an individualized educational program.

My Spectrum School's advanced Long Island gifted programs include:

  • Harvard University Project Spectrum and Theory of Multiple Intelligences frameworks
  • Utilization of the seven domains of knowledge: language, math, science, art, music, social understanding, and movement aligned with New York State Next Generation Learning Standards
  • Individual and group learning activities to foster critical and creative thinking skills
  • Prepared learning environment as a teaching tool for exploration and discovery
  • Small class size facilitated by highly educated staff
  • On-going involvement from parents and community partners
  • Theme-based project learning
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Toddler (Ages 18 months - 35 months)

Our Toddler program provides a gradual transition from home to school and is designed with a multi-sensory approach to learning by introducing the seven domains of knowledge through exploration and experimentation. Our emergent curriculum follows children’s interests, abilities, and inquiries and implements thematic hands-on activities and project based learning. Teachers encourage children to engage in rich children’s literature, blocks and construction, puppet theater, music and movement, literacy and writing, language immersion, visual arts, indoor/outdoor play and exercise. Children embrace a positive attitude toward learning to acquire independence and self- confidence while enhancing their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Teachers support their development by directing and encouraging creative play in a safe nurturing environment encompassed with a mirage of resources and materials. Ongoing assessment reflects observation and documentation and adjusts to meet the needs of children. Teachers encourage potty training as a positive collaboration between family and school and assist with maintaining a potty schedule.

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3, 4, or 5 Days – Half Day
Monday - Friday
Morning or Afternoon
9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 3:00pm

3, 4, or 5 Days – Full Day
Monday - Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm

Preschool (Age 3)

Our Preschool program provides children with opportunities to explore, discover, and engage in project-based learning activities in a safe nurturing environment. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool guides our teachers to individualize curriculum and instruction based on children’s interests, strengths, and needs. Teachers adapt their scheduled lessons that teach the seven domains of knowledge to support children’s cognitive, social emotional and physical development while enhancing confidence, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning.

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3, 4, or 5 Days – Half Day
Monday - Friday
Morning or Afternoon
9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 3:00pm

3, 4, or 5 Days – Full Day
Monday - Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm

Pre-Kindergarten (Age 4)

Our Pre-Kindergarten program identifies and nurtures interests and natural abilities of early childhood learners. It supports a unique, fun, and immersive curriculum incorporating the seven domains of knowledge to enhance children's academic, social, emotional and physical development. Children develop literacy skills in our socially enriched environment through project-based activities and play that integrate language, science, music, movement, art, and math aligned with New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and Creative Curriculum. Our program also instills creative and critical thinking skills necessary to confidently enter Kindergarten and achieve academic success.

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3, 4, or 5 Days – Half Day
Monday - Friday
Morning or Afternoon
9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 3:00pm

3, 4, or 5 Days – Full Day
Monday - Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm

Junior Kindergarten (Age 5)

Junior Kindergarten is designed for 5 year old children who do not meet the cutoff date to enter public school Kindergarten or require additional Kindergarten readiness. Our program focuses on the seven domains of knowledge aligned with New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and Creative Curriculum. Junior Kindergarten enhances children’s experiences by providing multiple opportunities to engage in individual and group activities in an enriched school environment and reinforces prior knowledge in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. Junior Kindergarten promotes a developmental approach which supports cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Children learn self regulation, problem solving skills,and gain independence and confidence as they prepare for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.

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3, 4, or 5 Days – Half Day
Monday - Friday
Morning or Afternoon
9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 3:00pm

3, 4, or 5 Days – Full Day
Monday - Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm

Kindergarten (Ages 5 - 6)

Our Kindergarten program identifies and nurtures exceptional interests and high abilities of learners. It supports a unique, fun, and challenging curriculum in the seven domains of knowledge to enhance children's academic, social, emotional and physical development. Our program also instills the creative and critical thinking skills necessary to confidently enter first grade and achieve academic success.

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3, 4, or 5 Days – Half Day
Monday - Friday
Morning or Afternoon
9:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 3:00pm

3, 4, or 5 Days – Full Day
Monday - Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm

Grade 1 (Ages 6 - 7)

Our individualized curriculum and instruction for Grade 1 advances children's exploration and provides an in-depth study of the seven domains of knowledge. The program aligns with New York State Next Generation Standards and fosters a love of learning to maximize academic success.

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5 Days – Full Day
Monday - Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm

After School Enrichment (Ages 3 - 9)

Accelerated enrichment is provided after school for gifted and talented children ages 3 - 9.

Children engage in projects that are both fun and challenging. They are designed to boost cognitive ability, confidence, and social awareness.

STEAM projects include a wide range of topics such as: Engineering, Computer Programming, Environments & Habitats, Astronomy, Technology, Algebra, Puzzles, Reading & Writing, Painting, Fashion Design, Chess and more.

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1 Day to 5 Days
Monday - Friday
3:00pm – 6:00pm

STEAM Workshops (Ages 3 - 9)

Share our love of STEAM even when Port Washington schools are closed. All children ages 3 - 9 will express their creativity and gain a deeper understanding of the scientific world around us. Children enjoy projects that quench their curiosity and expand their knowledge in the areas of: Engineering, Chemistry, Technology, Geometry, Painting and more.

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1 Day (2 Hours)
10:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 2:00pm

STEAM Summer Camp (Ages 2 - 9)

Our summer program for children ages 2 - 9 combines academics with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for an engaging summer of enjoyment and accelerated learning. This adventure occurs in our stimulating indoor environment and extends to outdoor nature exploration. Children select and explore topics and engage in a variety of activities that furthers excitement about learning based on their interests and abilities in the seven domains of knowledge.

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On-Site Weekly Sessions
3 Days, 4 Days, or 5 Days
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm