Kiderific Nursery School, Inc.

1621 Pilgrim Avenue
Bronx NY 10461 Map
Phone: (718) 518-7170
Website: Click here
Neighborhood: Pelham Bay
Grade range: PK
Full Day
Community-based pre-k
Preference to low-income families: May have income or other eligibility requirements. Contact for more information.
Number of seats: 26 full-day seats
Extended hours offered: No
Playspace: Indoor/Outdoor (on-site) Playspace
Meals provided: Breakfast/Lunch/Snack(s)
Enhanced Language: No

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Kiderific Nursery School has respectful and nurturing teachers. Children enjoy computer time, sand and water tables, and a housekeeping area for imaginative play.

On a 2014 visit, NYC School's Chancellor Carmen Farina called the pre-kindergarten "exciting, invigorating and joyful." [photo of Farina's visit from school website]

Teachers listen carefully to kids talking to help them think more deeply. "The intensity of listening, the respect, is unusually high here," Farina wrote in a follow-up letter to the school.

Teachers are always learning; for example, they all read a book about good read aloud practices, such as stopping to ask questions when you read so they could model it for children.

Kiderific is located a few blocks away from PS 71, a large, safe, popular neighborhood school serving kindergarten through 8th grade. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, July 2016)

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