Monday, November 21, 2016

Why You Should Vote For Miss Sue’s

By now you have probably heard that Miss Sue’s has been voted “Best of Long Island’s Best Nursery School” for the past seven years in a row, and we are happy to be nominated again this year! We recognize that we are nothing without our devoted staff, students and their families and we appreciate all of your loyalty in helping make Miss Sue’s what it is today!  

Nursery school sets the stage for a child's educational career. That's why it is so important to choose a great nursery school. If you want a safe and nurturing environment, and the best education available, then Miss Sue's Nursery School is perfect for your child.

We treat each student as an individual and encourage personal growth and development through group and independent lessons, learning centers and play.  Our curriculum features Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Art. Our teachers tailor lessons to accommodate the individual learning needs of each and every child, providing them with the support and attention necessary to thrive. When children are not at work, they are playing with blocks, tools, crafts, puzzles, etc. Playtime allows children to be creative while interacting with others. We know we are doing our job right when children look forward to coming to school.

We need your help! Please cast your vote here and help us take home the title of Best Nursery School for 2017!

We truly appreciate your business and support and allowing us to love what we do!

If you’re looking for a superior nursery school on Long Island, look no further than Miss Sue's Nursery School! To learn more about our curriculum or to schedule a tour to see our program in action, give us a call at 516-938-0894.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Crafts For Preschoolers

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! What better way to teach your children about this holiday, than by making some Thanksgiving crafts? From turkey to pilgrims to cornucopias, these Thanksgiving crafts are a perfect way to have some educational fun with your kids at home:

Mayflower Craft

Teach your kids about the pilgrims and their journey to this “new world” with this cute Mayflower craft! Most of the materials needed will be common household items, so grab your supplies and let your creativity unfold.

What you’ll need:
  • Small box
  • Brown paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Clay or play-doh
  • Drinking straws
  • Paper
  • Black marker
For full directions, or to see a finished product, click here.

Pudding Turkey Craft
This is a great craft to help your child tap into their sensory skills, and is perfect for very little kids. But no matter how old your children are, everyone will have a blast, getting their hands dirty with this fun turkey craft.

What you’ll need:
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Thick cardboard or posterboard
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (optional)
For full directions, click here.

Paper Plate Pilgrim Crafts
These crafts are great ways to teach your kids about history, where you can even use books to supplement your lesson. Making these pilgrims will be fun and creative ways for your children to gain some educational information at home.

What you’ll need:
  • Large paper plate
  • Small paper plate
  • Beige paint
  • Paint brush
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Crayons
For the pilgrim template and full directions, click here.

Fingerprint Turkey Place Card
Have your little ones help you set the table with their personalized place cards for the whole family. They will have a blast creating these and knowing they were a part of Thanksgiving preparation. These quick crafts will turn any table into a happy and festive one!

  • What you’ll need:
  • Red, orange, yellow and brown paint
  • Black marker
  • White posterboard
For full directions, click here.

We hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. At Miss Sue’s we are thankful for the staff, students and family members who make up this wonderful school. Our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. To learn more about the school or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 516-938-0894.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ways To Encourage Kids To Be Thankful

It’s so important to teach our children to be grateful, and Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect for all that we have to be thankful for. Practicing daily gratitude has been said to come with an array of benefits like a happier more positive outlook on life, a better achievement of personal goals and a way to form closer relationships with loved ones. This holiday season, encourage your children to be thankful for all that they have with these tips:

Write Daily Sticky Notes: Making a habit of writing one thing your child is grateful for and sticking them on the mirror is a great way to get them to think about all that they appreciate.
Make Space For Thanks: Every night at dinner, as a family, go around the table and have  each family member state one thing they are thankful for that happened to them that day.
Keep a Gratitude Journal:  Encourage your child to write a list (with your help) about things they are grateful for, or as the holidays get close, things they admire about each family member.
Designate a No- Complaining Day: We know the daily stresses of life can get you and your family down, but designating  a “no-complaining” day once a week will help your children be aware of every time they focus on something negative. You’ll be amazed at how making a conscious decision to not complain will be really effective.
Model Gratitude Yourself: Be a positive role model for your children by making gratitude part of your daily life. They will be more inclined to focus on the good if they see the exemplary behavior demonstrated by you!
At Miss Sue’s we are thankful for the staff, students and family members who make up this wonderful school. Our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. To learn more about the school or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 516-938-0894.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kid Friendly Ways To Stay Healthy At School

We’re veering into prime cold and flu season, so now’s the time to really work on keeping your little ones healthy. Since children have weaker immune systems, they’re more susceptible to getting sick and find it harder to fight off the germs they are exposed to at school. It is important for kids to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of rest so their bodies stay healthy. But can you do more? It’s important that you teach your kids some ways to stay healthy by encouraging them to do the following:

  • Always cover their coughs and sneezes to avoid spreading diseases. Teach your kids to cover their coughs and sneezes by coughing into the crook of their arm if they don’t have a tissue. This will prevent germs from spreading onto their hands and then other surfaces where more children can get infected.
  • Keep hands away from eyes and mouth. Since tiny hands are often covered in germs, it’s important for you to teach your child to keep their hands away from their eyes, nose and out of their mouth.  
  • Don’t share water bottles or food. Make sure your child knows that anything that goes in their mouth should not be shared with their friends and vice versa.
  • Wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. This is the single most important thing you can teach your child to cut down their risk of a cold and flu. Make hand washing a game, by encouraging them to sing “Happy Birthday” or their “ABCs” while scrubbing to ensure that they get good and clean. While regular hand washing is important, it is especially crucial before eating.
  • Play! Getting plenty of exercise helps their body and mind stay healthy, benefiting their immune system.
  • Eat healthy foods. Be sure to include lots of healthy foods in their diet. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables will aide their growing bodies in providing them with essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Sleep. Nothing rejuvenates your child’s body and helps them build up their immune system like getting a good night’s rest.
We hope that the tips above help your little one stay healthy. At Miss Sue's, your child's healthy and safety are our main concerns. Looking for a health conscious nursery school on Long Island? If so, choose Miss Sue's Nursery School! Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment.