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    Mozarts and Einsteins
    Street:
    910 Union Street
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    (718) 928-5618
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    Discount:

    10% off tuition

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Jul-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Type: PreschoolAbout the facility: Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides mealsReview: I love that my child receives a daily dose of dance, music, and Spanish instruction on top of the standard preschool art, reading, and math/science lessons. The children are not contained in a single classroom all day, but rather move around the school and interact with the other age groups. And still they fit in lunch, 2 snacks, nap, assembly, and 2 outdoor activities (note, my child is there for an extended day). The teachers' credentials are outstanding.What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? There have been curriculum and administrative changes over the past year, some of which have been great and some have caused stress for parents. I haven't seen any impact on my child, who comes home happy and full of stories each day.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 25-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 4yrs oldReview: He loved it. The variety yet comforting repetition of classes, the show at the end of the month. My son formed bonds with every single person- teachers, assistants and administrators. Everyone who works there really is lovely.What would you change about the program, if anything? Despite being run by very sweet people, there is an air of constant disorganization. I never saw it reflected in the care my son go, but it's definitely a turn off.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 31-Jul-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Daycare/Preschool 2016 Survey
    Comment:  Age: 4-5 years Review: We had a great experience with this preschool overall. It's strengths include the music and arts curriculum. The music/art/dance teachers are often my daughters' favorite teachers. They are overall excellent at fostering a love of learning in the arts. My daughter has learned specific things-- tap/ballet moves, keys on a piano, music theory (loud/soft, fast/slow), warm/cool color palates. But, more importantly, she has no fear in belting out songs while pounding on a piano, she randomly makes up songs about her day or her family (or anything really). She makes up different dance moves (and can tear up the dance floor at a wedding with no fear). As a parent, it is hard for me to pinpoint all the ingredients that has helped my daughter to be as creative and spontaneous as she is currently, but I am sure that Mozarts and Einsteins has played a large role (with the great curriculum and the recitals 2x/year) and for that I am grateful for the experience. I would also recommend a Spotify membership as we use it often to play songs she learns from school in the day-to-day and from the recital. The school also teaches Spanish, English, and Math/Science. The teachers/curriculum are great, and my daughter comes home talking about what she has learned in those classes, but my daughter raves about the music and arts stuff more than anything else week to week. They give generic daily reports of the school day, and they will tell you about the good things (with a hip hip hooray) and bad things (with a boo boo report). The hardest experience my daughter had with the school was the transition from being home to going to school everyday the first time she started preschool. The school does not have an official transition program (where parents can only leave their child in school for a half day the first day/few days/week of school) like other schools. We ended up working with the school to take her out of school early (we left before nap time so she could nap at home) for the first month or so. After she stopped crying at drop-off, and it seemed she was enjoying the school day, we started to leave her there for nap time. I don't even think she remembers that time anymore, and she has nothing but positive things to say about the school.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 31-Jul-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Daycare/Preschool 2016 Survey
    Comment:  Age: 3-4 years Review: My child has been attending this preschool since she was 2.5 years old. It's a licensed facility right off of Grand Army Plaza on Union Street. They offer both part time and full time options, as well as after care. Parents can drop off as early as 7:30am and school ends at 3pm. If you opt-in to after care (which a ton of parents do) you can pick up as late as 6:30pm which is great for working parents. The other great thing about the school is that they are hardly ever closed, only on the major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Also great for working parents so you aren't always scrambling for back up care. The curriculum is music and arts based, and they offer a variety of classes: music (they teach them piano and how to read the different notes), dance (ballet and tap), science, English, Spanish, math, art, etc. The kids rotate through classes throughout the day. They have a music and dance recital twice a year which is held at the Brooklyn Museum. They also are able to take advantage of being close by to Prospect Park, the Botanic Gardens and the Library. My daughter really enjoys school and has learned a lot. They hold parent teacher conferences twice a year to update you on your child's progress. The one negative is that there has been quite a bit of teacher turnover, and some really fantastic teachers have left. Then again, the school has only been around for about 3 years, so perhaps they are still finding their groove administratively.
    Reviewed by
    On 24-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 4 Likes: This was a musical theatre camp, where a lot of what the children did, correlated to the play they would be presenting at the end of the month/camp. There was lots of arts, crafts, music, dancing and reading. Our child was constantly doing something and seemed engaged. He was happy to go to camp each day, which is a big demonstration of how much he liked it! What would you change? We were told that there would be math and Spanish as well, but I am not sure how often that actually happened. We received "report cards" each day of what the child did, which was great; but I didn't see a lot of math and Spanish on those report cards. It's "only" summer camp, so for us, we weren't looking for a camp that did "everything". But we were told there would be math and Spanish, so the expectations were there. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add? The price of summer camp is way too high for my, and many others, liking. However, at least this camp price was on par with the average camps around Park Slope.
    Reviewed by
    On 24-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 5 Likes: My daughter learned all aspects of theater production, from writing a script and acting, to set design and costume design. The school put on two shows at the Central Library - one at the end of July (Where the Wild Things Are) and one at the end of August (The Magic Flute) - which were delightful. So heartwarming to see the kiddos perform on stage in costumes they helped make and with a set they helped to design. The 2-5 yo's all work together, and the older ones help keep the younger ones focused on stage. Camp taught cooperation and teamwork, and was confidence-building and fun. What would you change? I wouldn't change a thing! Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add? It's a full-day program (8:30-6:30), so great for me as a working mom.
    Reviewed by
    On 02-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Length of time: 5 days/week Child’s Age: 2-3 years Type of facility: Privately run daycare/preschool with multiple classes and teachersThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility. REVIEW: The school's focus is on the children learning their letters and numbers. We did not realize this going in, we thought it was primarily making music and dancing in a fun, play oriented fashion. They do music and dance, but it is all top-down directed from the teachers. Creativity is not fostered. The children switch classes which is good for teaching the kids to transition easily, but it limits the forming of bonds with teachers. I felt this was a miss for the 2 year olds - they are treated too much the same as the other ages without recognizing where they are developmentally. The school is very defensive if any problems arise and don't follow up on any discipline; my child was bitten a few times and the school had no real answers on how they were going to handle. There are bi-annual teacher meetings but these focus on "academic" progress, not socialization. Because so many people watch your child during the course of a day, there is a lot of finger pointing. They post pictures which helped provide insight into my child's day, but the daily write ups didn't give much detail. If your priority is prepping your child for a private school or for G&T, this is the place for you, but it is not if you want an emphasis on socialization and exploration. In spite of all the above, we had a really good experience with respect to the other children (and their parents) in the class. Would you recommend? Do NOT recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely not
    Reviewed by
    On 26-Jul-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Length of time: 5 days, full time Child’s Age: 2-3 years3-4 years4-5 yearsType of facility: Privately run daycare/preschool with multiple classes and teachersThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: The teachers were wonderful, but the director, while very nice, left much to be desired. We loved the classes and the progress our child made, but decided not to return due mainly to the director. There was a lot of pressure to reapply for next year, however there is little communication with the parents. They switched most of the classes mid-year, to accommodate more students. With rolling admissions, it seemed they cared more about enrollment and money than keeping a routine for the kids. We had no idea that most of the kids that started the school year together would continuously be moved around into other classes. We were told they readjusted the classes due to ages, but found that was untrue. Again, the teachers and assistant director were wonderful and loved by all the kids.Would you recommend? Recommend with reservationsWould you send your child again? Probably not
    Reviewed by
    On 26-Jul-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Length of time: Full Time Child’s Age: 2-3 yearsType of facility: Privately run daycare/preschool with multiple classes and teachersThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: Our son seems happy at M&E. They focus on music and dancing and have recitals twice a year at the Brooklyn Museum which are fun to attend (though you could argue that too much time is spent rehearsing for these recitals when the kids mostly just stand up on stage not really knowing what to do!). The teachers seem very engaged and fond of the kids. There are Parent/Teacher Conferences twice a year as well where you get direct feedback from all of the teachers on your child's progress and I really liked the structure around that. The school is very close to Prospect Park and the kids go 2x per day (when they are in extended day). The hours of the school are fantastic. The only negative is that the Director of the school seems disorganized at times, specifically around payment schedules and communication with the parents.Would you recommend? RecommendWould you send your child again? Absolutely
    Reviewed by
    On 29-May-2015
    Subject:  Mozarts & Einsteins
    Comment:  I feel compelled to inform other families of small children in the park slope and neighboring communities about my son's preschool, Mozarts & Einsteins. As a transplant here from Chicago, mid-school year, in the dead of the winter, I couldn't have been more uneasy about finding the right school for my preschool son, who is 4.5. Let me throw in, I also work full time, and as our family transitioned to the nyc area, i knew that I'd be living here in park slope as a single parent for two whole months. From my initial conversation with the director, Dylan, I felt a comfort level that I'd found the right place. It was confirmed when I took my son for his first day and he caught on quickly to the contagious warm, caring and inviting feel you get uniquely from Mozarts. I left him, ALL day, and he never cried or followed after me (not typical), I called an hour later and was told he was enjoying music class and having a great time. I cannot describe to you, my son loves his day at school, better than he has at any school, ever. Now here's the best part, they're one of the few schools that offer extended care through the hours that working parents actually need them. I drop him off at 7:30 (the earliest I'm allowed), and he can stay until 6:30. Yes.... 6:30! The cost is fairly comparable to what we'd pay elsewhere with less extended hours, or no extended hours plus a nanny for after school care. And I know he's in the best hands all day, no transporting around. Academically he has learned so much about music composition, Spanish, art and shows us the tap moves he learned that day as we eat dinner. We've made a great connection with the other parents at the school, and am a little sad that he'll not be there again next year (off to kindergarten....). I know the school is considering an after school program for local kindergartens and I have my fingers crossed that it happens, my son does too! All I can say is that I owe so much to the staff at Mozarts for the support they have provided to me as the full time working, temporary sole care giver I had to be for a couple of months. I truly felt as if I were leaving him in the care of relatives every day while I went to work. I also know my son responded positively to the smaller size of the school, it can't help but to add to the already quaint and inviting feel of the school. Logistically also great, right on your way to the grand army subway stop - can't beat that!! Other details: lunch is not provided, but snacks are. You can sign up for catering which is reasonable, about $5/day, but I started to enjoy packing my son's lunch and continue to do so. If you're lucky enough to find an opening at this school, jump on it, it's amazing!!(April 2015)
    Reviewed by
    On 22-Nov-2014
    Subject:  Review from the 2014 Daycare/Preschool Survey
    Comment:  Length of Time: Full Day, 5 days/week Child's Age: 4-5 years Review: What I like most about the school is that the arts-based curriculum has taught our 4-year-old not only basic reading, writing, math, science and Spanish skills, but also ballet and tap, music theory, finger positioning on the keyboard and stage performance. This is her second year there, and I'm amazed at how much she has flourished. The facility is new and well-maintained, classrooms are all bright and cheery, and the kids are taken to Prospect Park for outdoor time every day. The staff are young and enthusiastic. I get a daily written note about all topics that were covered during the day, as well as reports of good or bad behavior, when applicable. The school also has a private Facebook page where they post candid pics throughout the day - so I feel connected to what's going on. The school is new, so policies are developing as situations arise. There has been some administrative disorganization. But, in general, am very satisfied with the experience. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot): Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely<<< PSP Note: this reviewer has recommended this daycare in the past >>>
    Reviewed by
    On 22-Nov-2014
    Subject:  Review from the 2014 Daycare/Preschool Survey
    Comment:  Length of Time: 5 days/week Child's Age: 2-3 years3-4 years4-5 years Review: PROS: Great curriculum with beautiful facilities. Good location, close to the subway. Very little closings (closed about 6 days/year), with pick up until 6:30. CONS: Very expensive (breaks down to about $116/day for full-time, $135/day for part-time. Application fees used to be $250, recently changed to $100. In addition, there's an extensive list of supplies each family must bring, including cleaning supplies for the school, with constant email reminders to bring more in. There are some warm and loving teachers but we found most to be perfunctory and a bit cold. Most mornings, there were no warm greetings or hello's to our child, just a "sit here!" greeting. All kids are required to be at the school by 8:30, no exceptions. Even for the youngest 2 year olds. Teachers do not accompany the kids into the bathrooms, rather, they observe by the doorway. Our child would come home with skid marks and slightly soiled underwear, being unable to wipe properly at this age. Located in the basement space of a new condo, there are no windows anywhere in the school. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot): Recommend with reservations Would you send your child again? Probably not
    Reviewed by
    On 22-Nov-2014
    Subject:  Review from the 2014 Daycare/Preschool Survey
    Comment:  Length of Time: 5 days/week and after-care Child's Age: 3-4 years Review: We feel so lucky to have found Mozarts and Einsteins. Our son is learning so much including developing his social skills. It is such a warm, encouraging environment. The staff encourages him to learn and grow without pressure. The philosophy of the preschool really is about exposure to concepts. The school is extremely engaging and stimulating. The students have daily dance (tap or ballet), music (including keyboard instruction), and Spanish instruction, There is plenty of play scheduled in the day including dress-up, pretend play, painting, making playdough, outdoor play in Prospect Park, and field trips (to local fire station, concert at local library, etc). There are two recitals each academic year, which are a lot of fun for all. Another huge advantage for us as full-time working parents is that the school is open year round. They only close approximately 6 days/year. They offer extended day until 6:30 pm. School starts at 8:30 am with drop-off available as early as 7:30 am. The facility is new, spacious, well-designed and beautiful. There is plenty of room for the children to move around. Students move to different rooms (Spanish, language arts, music, dance) through out the day. One draw-back is that Mozarts and Einsteins does not have its own dedicated outdoor space. It is only steps away from Prospect Park. The staff at Mozarts and Einsteins is very dedicated to developing the whole child (intellectually, emotionally, character). They understand that preschool children are trying out all kinds of new behaviors. We have found the staff to be supportive and encouraging, not punitive, around problematic behavior (e.g., running off during play time). Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled 2x year and feedback is also given informally very frequently at pick-up. The staff is always open to a chat about any questions and concerns we have had. You receive a daily written report on the activities done that day. Additionally, there is a private Facebook page where pictures from the day are posted regularly. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot): Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review for Pre-School
    Comment:  My nearly 3-year old son is a member of the first entering class of Mozarts and Einsteins, a new pre-school located in the basement of a luxury condominium right off Prospect Park West and Union. Mozarts and Einsteins offers 2, 3 and 5 day programs with complimentary early drop-off and afterschool care until 6:30pm, making it extremely convenient for working parents, and especially those using the 2/3 at Grand Army Plaza. The school stresses academics and musical enrichment, and offers separate periods each day where students focus on subjects including English, Spanish, Music, Science and Art. Students study both tap dancing and ballet, and all the assistant teachers speak Spanish. It has a beautiful and colorful facility with murals featuring depiction of diverse musicians and scientists, and its location allows students to get out to Prospect Park easily on days with good weather. My son has been there for just over a month, and has made rapid strides in language and music, and I love the fact that the classes are so small. Each day he comes home with a report of the day’s activities so that we can review what he learned at home, as well as a summary of what he’s eaten and any notable achievements or issues (a “boo boo” report). Parents are also encouraged to become involved by playing with the kids before classes begin, and I get frequent updates on my son’s progress both through emails from the Director and via pictures on a private facebook page. I highly recommend the school for parents who are looking for a stimulating environment with great facilities and teachers who realize that early exposure to music and the arts can greatly enrich a child’s longterm ability to learn.