Welcome to the

5's PROGRAM

5 DAY PROGRAM FOR 5 YEAR OLDS

Our morning programs run
Monday through Friday
8:45 - 11:30


 

The 5’s class, the Orange Room provides a wonderful bridge program, comprised of children who will turn 5 years-old in late summer, early fall or winter. This classroom is ideal for children who will benefit from an extra year to grow socially and emotionally before beginning kindergarten. Our child-centered classroom immerses students in creativity and learning. It teaches children a strong sense of responsibility and community and provides a nurturing environment that encourages children to express their point of view and personality through painting, sculpture, drama and play. 
 

Daily literacy activities and materials enable children to actively engage in storytelling and retelling and develop letter-sound awareness as well as reading/listening comprehension. Children are given opportunities to develop their expressive language throughout the day in their play, art, writing and game playing. Children are provided with rich experiences and time to develop a sense of natural curiosity and love of learning.

Meet the

5's TEACHER

Play is really the work of childhood...

— FRED ROGERS

Natalie Ballone
HEAD  TEACHER, FIVES CLASS
ORANGE ROOM

5’s

Natalie brings her passion for working with children and her extensive experience to CCNS. She holds a Bachelor's degree  in  Early Elementary Education, pre-k to 6th grade  and  a Master of Science Degree in Education. Natalie previously worked at Rye Country Day School and Resurrection. She is also an elementary tutor at the Achievement Learning Center in Larchmont working with children of all ages and needs. Natalie has two daughters in elementary school.

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