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Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® Financial District to Host Workshop by Alina Adams

Arts-Based Child Care Provider Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool®  Offers Free “Getting into NYC Kindergarten” Workshop in June


New York, NY (May 2016) — Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool®, a leading childcare and day care provider since 2003, will host a public workshop on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in the Financial District, to examine the NYC kindergarten admissions process for both private and public schools. The workshop will be presented by NYT best-selling author of “Getting Into NYC Kindergarten,” Alina Adams.


Assistant Director of Smarter Toddler Preschool, Andrea Persampieri, said, “We work very closely with our parents during the exmissions process and know how important the subject of kindergarten admissions is. Our annual fall exmissions workshop series is very popular and we are so happy to be able to provide this additional resource for our families to explore the process of transitioning from preschool to kindergarten.”


“Alina Adams has been one of the leading experts on the NYC Kindergarten admissions process for years and we are thrilled to be hosting her workshop,” said Ms. Persampieri.

“Kindergarten admissions in NYC takes two years of advance preparation,” said author, Alina Adams. “Some private schools send an application to every family that asks. Others limit the number they’ll distribute, so if you request one too late, you risk being shut out. Do your research the spring before.”

Smarter Toddler invites parents to attend the free 60-minute workshop that will cover topics including:


  • Public School/General Ed (zoned and unzoned)

  • Public School Gifted & Talented (District & City Wide)

  • Public School Dual Language and Magnet Programs

  • Charter Schools

  • Hunter College Elementary School

  • Private Schools (Independent and Religious)

  • Test Prep (Hunter, G&T & private school)

  • Applications and Waitlists


The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held at Smarter Toddler’s Financial District location, 99 John Street, New York, NY on June 7th from 6:45-7:45pm. Registration is open until June 1, 2016 at https://smartertoddlerpreschool.squarespace.com/events/


About Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool®

Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool®, a leading childcare and daycare provider in NYC, was founded by New York City artists and parents dedicated to providing children with a stimulating environment to grow and develop through creative expression and inquiry-based education.


For 14 years, Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool® has provided high-quality child care and early childhood education for children 3 months to 5 years with a Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy and a progressive arts-based curriculum that inspires discovery, imagination, creativity and problem solving. Through hands-on artistic exploration including visual art, music, theatre, movement, and dance, children are given the tools to express themselves, and a natural method of achieving language, literacy, social, emotional, physical and cognitive milestones.

Brand new music-filled classrooms opening Spring 2016 are located in the Financial District at 99 John Street, New York, NY 10038 and in Williamsburg at 17 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249.


Learn more at www.smartertoddler.net


About Alina Adams

Alina Adams is the NYT best-selling author of multiple fiction and non-fiction books, including the Amazon #1 seller, "Getting Into NYC Kindergarten." She writes about school and educational issues for Today Show Parenting, Mommy Poppins, Red Tricycle, Cafe Mom, Kveller, BlogHer and Examiner.com.


Learn more at www.alinaadams.com