Early Childhood Education Programs
Early Childhood Education:
What is Universal Pre-K? Universal Pre-K is a movement to provide quality preschooling to all 4 year olds regardless of income. It is a state funded program as opposed to a federally funded program like Head Start. The UPK program was created in response to parents who are looking for programs that are not only safe, but will nurture and help their preschoolers develop traits needed for kindergarten.
The Woodson School of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany operates at three locations including the Thomas O’Brien School of Science and Technology (TOAST), Sherian Preparatory Academy, .
Founded in 1995, the Woodson School is named for Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), an educator who is remembered as the “Father of African American History.” The cornerstone of the Woodson School is the basic proposition that education must do more than impart information. It must, in the words of Dr. Woodson, “provide individuals with the skill to do for themselves.”
In 2004 and 2005, The Woodson School, received a five star rating from the Child Care Programs of Excellence. The rating program is administered by Cornell University, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the NYS Child Care Coordinating Council.
Our program is a full day (8-3) with an option to remain in our after-school program from 3 to 6pm. Our three year olds learn through exploration and experimenting. Hands on is our motto…fingerpainting, playdough, shaving cream writing and creating our own art masterpieces is part of our daily routine.
Tuition is based on a sliding scale it ranges from $100.00 weekly. DSS and other forms of support are welcomed. Please stop by and visit, many spots are still available.
To learn more about the Universal Pre-K program, please contact The Office of Early Childhood Education at 518-462-5528 or e- mail email@example.com