League’s Focus on Children
By Bernadette M. Flynn, Ed.D.
the New York League for Early Learning (NYL), it is recognized
that the early years of a child’s life are very important. The
development of social, emotional, and cognitive and motor skills
Learning develops through the interaction of the child’s own thinking
and the exploration of his or her environment. Children learn
best through meaningful, hands-on experiences, in which they can
make their own discoveries about the world around them. NYL’s
educational approach includes active engagement of children, opportunity
for exploration, a balance between adult-initiated and child-directed
activities and collaborative learning.
Integrated pre-school classrooms combine children with special
needs and typically developing children from the community, including
youngsters who are eligible for Universal Pre-Kindergarten. Special
Education Itinerant Teaching programs allow our staff to accompany
children with disabilities age 3-5 in a typical preschool classroom
or work with them in the home.
M. Flynn is the Asst. Dir., NY League for Early Learning. For
more information call toll-free 1-866-2-YAI-LINK.
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