Program Director: Gabrielle Scipione
Regular Program Hours
Monday – Friday 2:30pm- 5:30pm
DYCD Registered Holiday Dates
- 02/16/2015 Midwinter Recess
- 02/17/2015 Midwinter Recess
- 02/18/2015 Midwinter Recess
- 02/19/2015 Midwinter Recess
- 02/20/2015 Midwinter Recess
- 04/06/2015 Spring Recess
- 04/07/2015 Spring Recess
- 04/08/2015 Spring Recess
- 04/09/2015 Spring Recess
- 04/10/2015 Spring Recess
- 06/04/2015 Chancellor’s Conference Day
As part of an ongoing effort to infuse social emotional and character building activities, the No kidding about bullying curriculum aims to educate students about bullying in a non threatening community building manner. A multitude of guided sharing circle discussions help students open up about the taboo topic helping those who have been bullied develop the strength to speak out, and give those who have engaged in bullying an idea of what harm this type of behavior does to their community.
young scientists will enjoy making things fizz, bubble and pop all while learning to process their experience by way of the scientific method. From simple chromatography to bouncing blob experiments, students will be sure to acquire a love for science
We will be bringing Engineering to the youth we serve by way of the Design It! curriculum. These extended design engineering activities will challenge students to build and refine working models of small machines and toys over a period of 3-6 weeks each. While engaging in the activities, children gain experience in physical science, problem solving, experimentation, and collaboration as well as practical familiarity with a wide range of safe, inexpensive, and commonly available construction materials. Students will also develop interpersonal and teamwork skills as they work collaboratively to complete projects.
Adding another dimension to traditional physical activities and offering students Kids Zumba and Yoga in addition to traditional sports activities
Engaging art class where children will follow a different artist every month and be guided through activities that will allow them to create art in the semblance of the chosen artists style. A culminating Gallery event for families will conclude this class.
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This interdisciplinary enrichment activity, that spans social studies, language arts, math & science, involves students reading the featured article in the Young Advance section of the Staten Island Advance either as a group or individually. students are provided with a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words and are asked to answer questions that assess their comprehension of the article content. A follow up art or science activity specific to the content of the article usually follows
Speech and Debate
This class provides an opportunity to study fundamental speech techniques and to apply these techniques to formal debate and individual speaking situations. Student will be expected to apply debate principles and speech techniques. In this hands-on course students will
explore national, international, social, political, and economic issues in order to prepare debate cases. In addition, students will write and present prepared and unprepared speeches for performance. Speech topics range from humorous and dramatic interpretation, original oratory, expository, and current events. This course is experience based and increases student skills in the following areas: listening, critical thinking, argument formation and refutation, and research.
the concepts necessary to prepare our student population for the state standardized tests are reinforced through actively engaging activities that support them in their reading development. The activities provide practice building students’ reading fluency, comprehension, and word study (phonological awareness, phonics, and vocabulary) skills.
ordinal numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, creating and recognizing patterns and how to sort using a number of different characteristics are among the mathematics concepts reviewed through hands on activities, games and the use of worksheets.