Where Children Learn to Play…and Play to Learn This vibrant bilingual community is a place where children use multiple languages, and learn the joy of communication. Children who learn primarily through visual language are instructed in American Sign Language (ASL). Children who learn primarily through spoken language are instructed in Spoken English.
Preschool Teachers Every preschool teacher is an expert in maximizing the language and skill development of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, including children with cochlear implants. Teachers and parents work together to promote intensive language learning. Language development is a primary focus of the preschool program. It is important for young deaf and hard of hearing students to attain these developmental milestones to be well prepared for future academic success .
In the Classroom. At New York School for the Deaf, preschool classrooms are designed by early learning experts to enhance each child’s excitement and love for discovery.
Interactive immersive educational tools are present in every preschool classroom, including Smartboards, iPads, and other interactive technologies. Innovative teaching methods engage children and motivate them to be active participants in learning. In addition, all children enjoy enrichment activities, such as music, art, and dance.
New York School for the Deaf prepares preschool children to move into elementary school with the confidence and language to express themselves. They also learn Kindergarten readiness skills in an environment which promotes a love for learning. All children have the wonderful opportunity to learn from hearing and Deaf professionals with native competency in both ASL and English.