Welcome to the

4's PROGRAM

5 DAY PROGRAM FOR 4 YEAR OLDS

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

Our afternoon programs run
Monday through Friday
12:00 -2:45


 

CCNS’s young students love of learning expands through meaningful and engaging experiences. Our teachers create classrooms that support children’s social, emotional, academic and physical development. CCNS students are inspired to imagine and create, listen and communicate, develop early math, literacy and critical thinking skills. 

 

The 4’s classes, known as the Blue and Purple Rooms, are warm and nurturing classroom environments that promote learning through exploration. We recognize that children’s play is the building block of learning, as it contains key questions and allows children a vehicle to explore the answers to their questions. The classrooms integrate a strong visual art component that provides a link to literature, literacy, math and science. 

Children take an active role in their learning and exploration of classroom materials and create their own literature which helps them to develop a deeper understandings of explored social and academic concepts. We believe in scaffolding children’s learning; that is, we come alongside them in order to support their learning and development. 

The Blue and Purple Rooms are places where children learn to how to love to learn. Our classrooms provide a safe place for children to make friends and become socially aware. Each child is individually supported within a group environment. Children leave the Blue and Purple Rooms ready for a successful experiences in Kindergarten or in a 5’s class.

Meet the

4's TEACHERS

Florence Taylor
HEAD  TEACHER, FOURS CLASS
BLUE ROOM

4’s

Florence Taylor joined the staff of CCNS in 2015 and she holds a BS/BA in Psychology/American History from SUNY Binghamton. Her MS ED is from Brooklyn College with post-graduate studies at Bank Street School of Education. She is a great resource for our families and our staff and brings unbridled energy to her classroom. Her outside interests include face painting, yoga, gardening and mothering her three fantastic children.

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Roseanne Lovallo
ASSISTANT TEACHER, FOURS CLASS
BLUE ROOM

4’s

Ro is a lifelong resident of the Sound shore, and came to CCNS in 1999! Roseanne holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with every age group at our school. Her compassionate and kind nature has endeared her to our many new and long-time families! Her outside interests include her eleven grandchildren who keep her very busy.

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Nancy Lavelle
HEAD TEACHER, FOURS CLASS
PURPLE ROOM

4’s

Nancy is a lifelong resident of Rye, NY who holds a BA from the College of New Rochelle in Psychology and Elementary Education. Nancy also received her Masters in Education from Manhattanville College and previously taught at Milton and Rye Country Day School. Nancy loves working with young children, guiding and nurturing them to learn and grow. She is married with five children, one dog and spends her free time watching her children play sports, dance and they all enjoy vacationing at the beach in Mantoloking, New Jersey. 

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Jaime Tanaka-Boulia
ASSISTANT  TEACHER, FOURS CLASS
PURPLE ROOM

4’s

A native Californian, Jaime has lived in New York ever since college, where she graduated with a BS in Studio Art from NYU. Her son attended CCNS, at which point, she knew she wanted to devote herself more to the amazing CCNS school community. Previously, she has taught in the after-school program at the Rye Neck School system in addition to having daycare experience with children as young as three months to five years old. She enjoys painting, fishing, cooking, reading to children and spending time with her two amazing kids and husband.

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Play is really the work of childhood...

— FRED ROGERS