"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
- Nelson Mandela
Day Care Park Slope
Each month of the curriculum has a featured theme. Thematic investigations allow children to play, explore and learn about different concepts in their expanding lives. Themes allow children to organize new information and create a growing mental schema.
Skills and Standards
Mother Goose Time uniquely weaves 33 research-based skills through monthly activities and discovery projects. As children participate in Mother Goose Time, they are naturally exposed to skills which support their on-going social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.
What is a typical day like with Mother Goose Time? Imagine dancing, singing, playing games, creating art, cutting, coloring, counting, telling stories and investigating a world of new ideas. This is Mother Goose Time.
Frank Gallo created Rolie Polie Guacamole in 2006 with writing partner Andrew Tuzhilin. Since then have laid claim to being one of the hardest working bands in kindie music, with a kid-smart, parent-friendly style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.
Since hitting the boards with their first performance, Rolie Polie Guacamole has earned its place on the national scene with thousands of shows coast to coast, while receiving praise from The New York Times, earning top picks from Boston.com, Time Out NY Kids, and Time Out Chicago, and winning the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards.
Wrote Trevor Gage of Boston’s WERS-FM, “When you think of kids’ music, what do you see? Freddy Spaghetti? A jaded hipster in a colorful costume alluding to some bizarre form of Brazilian anime? Rolie Polie Guacamole skips stones over those clichés and splashes onto the scene with a savvy and imaginative sound that speaks to children and reminds their parents of the golden age of 1990s music.”
Over the last 15 years Frank has developed his own early childhood music and movement program, teaching at preschools and day cares across NYC. Using conventional children’s music, along with songs from his 8 “kindie” (kid-indie) albums.
Children learn to love music through singing, dancing, jumping & shaking, while simultaneously learning, verbal skills, lessons about healthy eating, and social skills.