With the Ridgewood YMCA just a block from our doorstep, we are happy to announce that our Jiggle Sprouts children and staff will begin visiting the YMCA on a weekly basis. Our Jiggle Sprouters will be taking a private 8-week indoor gym class at the renovated facility on Catalpa Avenue every Thursday morning beginning February 28.
Especially with the inclement weather and cold temperatures, we would like to give the children more opportunities to use their gross motor skills in a spacious, child-friendly environment. This class, designed for children from 1-4 years of age and led by a YMCA early childhood instructor, will definitely do that for our kids.
The class is centered around motor development and movement awareness. Activities invlu balancing, ball play, and songs in a loosely structured and relaxed environment that promotes physical strength, flexibility, confidence, self-esteem and fun. The
children will spend their time exploring, climbing, balancing, building with foam blocks, playing with balls, hoops
scooters, obstacle courses, while socializing with their peers.
We hope this will be the start of greater interaction of our daycare with the local community, which has a number of resources to offer our kids.
Our after school program at Jiggle Sprouts 2 includes pickup from two local elementary schools — P.S. 153 in Maspeth and P.S. 71 in Ridgewood.
Spots are filling quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible to meet with our after school teachers and to visit our location. Registration materials can be picked up in person or sent to you by email or regular mail.
We are excited to announce that our license is in the mail, and we hope to begin our new program on October 1st. To celebrate that news and to share what we have to offer with the Maspeth and greater community, we will have 2 OPEN HOUSES. Our first will be on this Sunday, September 23rd from 2 to 4 pm and our second OPEN HOUSE will be on Saturday, September 29th from 12 to 4 p.m.
At both OPEN HOUSES you will have the opportunity to tour our facility and to meet the owner and some of our teachers. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about our exciting learning programs. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
The address is 58-23 60th Place, Maspeth, NY 11378. It is one block off of Flushing Avenue, near the Dunkin Donuts on Flushing Avenue and Fresh Pond Road. We are just steps away from the end of Fresh Pond Road.
We would appreciate it if you could RSVP if you plan to attend, so we have a better idea of how many people will be there.
Look forward to seeing you there! Please tell your friends and anyone you know who has young children between the ages of 1 and 5 or children attending P.S. 153 (Our after school program includes pick up from P.S.153).
After months of preparation, we are pleased to announce that Jiggle Sprouts 2 will open by mid-September. Geared for children ages 2 to 5, Jiggle Sprouts 2 will offer the same exciting interdisciplinary curriculum in a newly renovated space on 60th Place, right off Flushing Ave. We offer full time and part time programs, with a full preschool and pre-K curriculum. We also have a limited after school program for elementary school children, with pick up from P.S. 153. What’s unique about Jiggle Sprouts 2 is that it has its own private, grassy backyard for children to play and enjoy nature.
We will have our first OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 15th from 12 to 4 pm. Stay tuned for more details! Spread the word! In the meantime you can contact us at (718) 670-0438 to schedule a private appointment. Spots will fill quickly so don’t wait.
Starting May 1, 2011 Jiggle Sprouts will begin its new infant/toddler program. As some of you may know, I am expecting my third child on April 11, a baby girl. This spring is a perfect time to show thankfulness for this special gift in our lives and to introduce an infant/toddler curriculum and program to our daycare.
Like our preschool program, our infant/toddler program focuses on developing young minds through a gifted curriculum and the personalized nurturing and care of our teachers.
Our philosophy is that at any age, through creating bonds with loving, caring teachers and being exposed to developmentally appropriate activities, babies and children can grow emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically in more ways than we can imagine.
Our infant/toddler program begins at 3 months of age. Highlights of the program include:
Daily log of your baby or toddler’s feeding, sleeping, diapering and learning activities
Biannual progress reports of your baby or toddler’s developmental growth
Homemade baby food using fresh & organic foods
Organic whole milk for toddlers
Music curriculum using the materials and philosophy of the best and highly recommended infant/ toddler music programs & CDs around such as Music Together
Rich exposure to language & early learning concepts through singing, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and talking to your baby/toddler during all awake times and routines.
Developmentally appropriate activities to engage your baby/toddler in his/her environment
Daily outdoor time (Weather and climate permitting)
Meticulously clean environment where all areas & toys are cleaned and sanitized daily to minimize the spread of germs
We are currently giving tours to parents of prospective infants and toddlers. Registration begins on April 1st for entry in spring, summer or fall 2011.
We always welcome feeback and comments on how your child has benefitted from the Jiggle Sprouts program. Please visit us at MamaSource and make your comments there, so other moms in the area can learn about us and what makes our program special.
You can click on this link to make your comments. Thank you!
During this president’s day holiday week, we can make our preschoolers aware of the presidents without talking above their heads. We can examine the penny and the quarter, the one dollar bill and the 5 dollar bill, identify the presidents, look for symbols with a magnifying glass and much more. Make a black top hat with construction paper. Sing Yankee Doodle. Decorate a picture of George Washington with cotton balls for his wig. Make a log cabin with pretzel sticks and cream cheese. Do quarter and penny rubbings. Sort quarters and pennies into two piles. Use your imagination and enjoy. History starts small, and simply.
Red and pink hearts adorning the walls of Jiggle Sprouts. Songs, stories and recipes in honor of this beloved day in February.
The children of Jiggle Sprouts celebrated Valentine’s Day in so many ways. Each child had his or her own mailbox, and in the past few weeks, collected cards, drawings and notes from classmates and teachers. On Friday, February 13, they got to take them home. The children also baked homemade heart-shaped butter cookies, and decorated them with sprinkles and red icing. We read Valentine’s Day stories and sangs songs and did pink, red and purple collages in honor of this holiday.
Here is one favorite song we sang: (to the tune of B-I-N-G-0)
If you like a special friend, each give them a heart.