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The Playroom

July 10, 2014By

The Playroom is an indoor play area with a climbing structure and many toys and books. The floor consists of carpeting and soft foam playmats. Rules for the Playroom:1) Eating is NOT allowed in the playroom.2) NO SHOES ON THE MATS.3) Do not dispose of soiled diapers in the bathroom trashcan. Please take them with […]

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Woodchips

July 10, 2014By

Woodchips is an outdoor play area containing a large climbing structure, a water table (with a hose to fill it), a playhouse, and toys such as ride-in cars and toddler basketball hoops. There is also a picnic table and benches. The floor of the “Woodchips” play area presumably used to be covered in woodchips. It […]

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Coffee Hour

July 10, 2014By

The PAA holds informal gatherings complete with coffee and donuts, where the parents can talk and the kids can play. These have been held in Woodchips play area, in the Payson courtyard, and even in St. Catherine’s Park nearby. PAA coffee hours generally take place monthly or bimonthly.

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Art Classes

July 9, 2014By

The PAA art classes use a variety of materials and techniques designed to aid developmental skill acquisition in young children by engaging them in stimulating and challenging art projects. Basic shapes and colors are combined to create exciting works of art that encourage young children to develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills. The classes […]

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Sports Classes

July 9, 2014By

The PAA sports have always been one of our most popular offerings. Classes are available for ages 1-6 in sports such as soccer, basketball, T-ball, and Taekwondo. Through these fun interactive sports, kids will have an outlet to release their energy while improving their social skills, coordination, and listening skills. Many of our sports classes […]

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Science Classes

July 9, 2014By

PAA science classes help our kids see their everyday world and beyond through the eyes of young scientists. Our curricula are tailored to enhance our children’s observation, comprehension, apprehension, expressive language, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills in a fun learning environment using creative activities and at least one field trip to the American Museum of […]

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Music Classes

July 9, 2014By

The PAA is pleased to offer music classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Music and More will feature an interactive, age-appropriate introduction to music and musical instruments with a guitar and storytelling combo. Activities will encourage participation through call-and-response songs, and will develop the children’s sense of rhythm through words and music further enhanced by […]

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Dance Classes

July 9, 2014By

The PAA is excited to offer dance and movement classes for 2.5-5 year olds. Both boys and girls are welcome. The classes strive to provide quality dance and movement experiences for each student, and the curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of each class. Space is limited. If interested, please email dance@paanyc.org for […]

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Trips

July 9, 2014By

The PAA typically organizes a trip about every other month or as determined by the Trips Committee. Past trips have included: Long Island Children’s Museum, Rye Playland, Queens County Farm, Sesame Street Live, NY Aquarium, Staten Island Children’s Museum, and more. For more information about specific trips or events, or to share ideas for future […]

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Parties

July 8, 2014By

The PAA hosts a series of parties throughout the year, usually based on seasonal or holiday themes. Parties have food, music, and some form of kids’ entertainment. We have held parties at our own spaces as well as at local venues. Typical parties have included: Summer party, Winter party, Valentine’s Day party, Halloween party, and […]

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