Our virtual preschool program was created to provide comprehensive early childhood education for whole-child development. The program lasts for the whole school year and it is structured the same way as in person school with an hour of core curriculum (language, phonetics, reading, STEAM, spanish), followed by an hour of enrichment (music, art, theater, movement, yoga, dance, nutrition) and an hour of focused play. This means up to an hour of video lessons and 3-4 daily Live Classes via Zoom with our Playgarden Prep teachers, weekly playdates to socialize with friends, and hundreds of activities, games, projects, books and parenting advice in our well-being section. Families also get access to our video and music libraries as well as our Kids Corner, where little one can spend time on their own while parents get some time to get things done. You also get feedback from teachers when you upload your child’s completed worksheets, and see progress reports in your Student Cubby. When you enroll your child to our Virtual Preschool you will receive at home a backpack with school materials and the first workbook. We will keep on sending you worksheets and workbooks through out the year to make sure your child gets the full preschool and pre-k experience at home.
All our teachers are the same teachers that teach in our NYC preschools. They are experts in their subjects and have years of experience teaching preschool children. When you join our virtual preschool your little one gets to learn from diverse teachers in individualized videos, they interact with their teachers on the Live Zoom classes and they get feedback from them throughout the year through progress reports and the completed worksheets. Children really bond with their teachers in the Virtual Preschool, while parents get their expert advice.
Each of our video lessons was designed to keep your child engaged, while learning about various subjects from a Playgarden Prep teacher. Because these lessons are pre-recorded, you can pause or rewatch at any time! We cover all of the core subjects to make sure that your child meets all of their developmental benchmarks: language, math, science, reading, geography, art, theatre, movement, sensory, and nutrition. All of our virtual preschool curriculum comes from our in-person preschool lessons taught at our NYC schools. The program also includes features, like:
The Daily Lesson videos are available to you on our website after you’ve signed up for our Online Preschool plan. You will see different videos every day based on your little one’s progress in the program. You can also join the Live Classes directly through our platform—Just be sure to download Zoom! You can schedule Live Classes onto your calendar, and enable email reminders via your accounts page.
Anytime! Daily Lessons are pre-recorded to meet your family’s schedule. You can complete a full lesson each day, or you can take things at a slower/faster pace based on your child’s needs. Live Zoom classes are available at varying times throughout the day, to accommodate different time zones. Live Classes are supplemental to the Daily Lessons, so you don’t need to worry about attending each and every class; design your own schedule with our flexible learning options!
Our virtual preschool also includes a Well-being section, where parents can access videos from Playgarden Prep teachers that help with everyday parenting challenges. These educational videos are for children to watch alone, or with their caregivers, and are accompanied by worksheets and printables. Each week you will be recommended a series of DIY projects, art projects, Do-It-Together projects, games, snacks, music recommendations, and more; little ones can spend time away from digital devices, while still being engaged and entertained. You will also receive weekly book recommendations, with videos of your child’s favorite Playgarden teachers reading along! Our subjects are not only engaging, but support emotional development and promote well-being.
Virtual Preschool is $99.99 per month, or $74.99 per month if you pay for the whole year.
In addition to everything mentioned above, those who enroll in our online preschool program will get exclusive access to more than 1,000 educational videos, have the ability to learn from anywhere, stay safe amidst COVID-19 concerns, gain access to webinars, and receive workbooks to your home!
To complete the virtual preschool experience, go to the well-being for toddlers platform for access to over 500 activities, projects, books, and videos from Playgarden Prep teachers to help with your little one's daily needs at home.
Our program is ideal for children ages 2 to 4, but we have had many younger and older siblings who have enjoyed participating, learning, and growing with us! We will ask you to fill out an application questionnaire, before your trial ends, to make sure the program is tailored and will work for your child’s needs.
Try out for FREE for the first 15 days. Be part of the community; take some lessons, go to a few classes, use our workbook, do some DIY activities, have your little one play in the Kids Corner, and so much more. If you don’t see the value, there is no cost for you! But we are sure your little one—and you—will love it!
All students have access to our multi-year comprehensive program that we created over 15 years of in person teaching in our preschool and pre-K programs in NYC. This, combined with our proprietary technology platform, allows us to support different kinds of learning needs and styles at home.
Does your child show signs of being developmentally advanced? Gifted children are in the 98th percentile in terms of learning abilities, in one or more core subjects. Some states and countries consider them special needs students since they have learning needs that can’t be met in a regular preschool or Pre-K class. Our virtual preschool platform and programs help with that.
Would you like to give your preschooler extra help with language development? Recent studies are finding that children who started school during the pandemic need intensive reading help. In our preschools, we have seen the incoming classes (toddlers 20 months to 3 years old) are indeed coming in with a lower level of language development than in previous years. We developed our virtual preschool platform to provide that extra help with language and literacy.
At playgarden prep online, we help with speech and language delays and communication challenges. We created a specialized speech and language classroom in our preschool location in NY, where we provide an academic preschool curriculum that supports speech and language development. We incorporate that preschool and pre-k curriculum in our online program, with additional tools and support.
Is your child on the autism spectrum? In an online preschool, among other things, they don't need to stay seated to learn! Our online preschool program provides autistic students with: