Entry Detail

    One World Project
    Street:
    302 Vanderbilt Street
    City:
    Brooklyn
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    917-749-0682
    Neighborhood:
    Windsor Terrace
    Description:

     

    One World Project (OWP), a nonprofit community-based center located in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York, was born in 2012 with the aim of promoting cultural understanding and environmental sustainability through meaningful multilingual community programs, after school, camp, and early childhood education.


    Our mission is to nurture global citizens and stewards of the environment. We work toward our mission by providing opportunities for exploration, discovery, and friendship through an interactive, hands-on curriculum that draws upon the unique and diverse people and resources of Brooklyn and New York City.


    One World’s programming includes:

    1. Spanish immersion preschool for 2 to 5 year olds

    2. Spanish immersion after school and camp program for 2 to 12 year olds

    3. Spanish classes for adults

    4. Saturday playgroups in Spanish

    5. Community activities and events for both children and adults 
     

     In future years, One World will expand it programs and increase its language offerings.

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  One World Project is a very loving, nurturing, homey program, with great facilities, including well-resourced classrooms, a back playground with swingset, climbing wall, trikes, scooters, and a side garden, where classes engage in gardening projects. OWP offers programming to the community throughout the year. One World Project is a Spanish immersion school and works best for children who are interested in learning Spanish or who already speak Spanish. One World Project has committed to paying their teachers well, and to their ongoing professional development. They provide trainings on gender, race, and other topics to their staff. Drawbacks: OWP did not feel comfortable sharing my child's areas for growth, even when asking to do so. I received only positive feedback on my child. My child experienced teasing from other kids throughout the year and it was difficult to get OWP to address these concerns. They use Conscious Discpline, which prioritizes developing empathy, by trying to put oneself in another's shoes, but I felt they should have been more direct in helping children know the kind of language that is and is not appropriate and is and is not tolerated at school. Basically, they were too soft and indirect, and I hope they will improve in this area. DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What you would change: More direct instruction to children around respectful behavior. My child really struggled with being teased, throughout the year.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 25-Feb-2019
    Subject:  One World Camp
    Comment:  Our daughter currently attends One World as a 3year old and we are loving it. The teachers are kind and gentle, the practices are all centered around social emotional learning and they make the day very fun for the kids. While the programs are immersion, they do accommodate children who are not comfortable expressing themselves in Spanish, so that they feel welcome and a part of the community.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 25-Feb-2019
    Subject:  One world camp
    Comment:  One world is fantastic! It’s such a creative, supportive and fun place all around. Our daughter was there for two years in the preschool/UPK, after school and has done camp as well. She always has such a great time. The teachers have all been fantastic as well. The kids learn so much through really great experiences at OWP. They work on really fun projects and make food. The school also weaves social emotional learning throughout all that they do.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Spanish speaking daycares and preschools
    Comment:  My 2 boys went to Juguemos a Cantar and I have nothing but good thing to say about their program. Loving teachers, clean and safe environment and very educational program. For my daughter instead she is currently enrolled at One World Project. At first I was a little hesitant to enroll her there because of the commute (Juguemos a cantar is walking distance to me while OWP is 2 subway stops), but I could not be happier. The school has a very family environment feeling. Again, the teachers are very loving and Spanish speakers, the program is 100% in Spanish, they have additional music and movement teachers a couple of times a week, they have a small patio where the kids go to everyday/all year around and they take them to short walks to close by parks/playground and best of all they have Universal PreK for 4 years old. I highly recommend it. Feel free
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 26-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Preschool in Windsor Terrace and Kensington?
    Comment:  Our daughter is currently in the 2s program 3x a week and we just renewed for next year for 5x a week. It's an amazing school/community/environment and she has grown so much just in the 5 months she's been there already. Can't say enough wonderful things about it!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 26-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Preschool in Windsor Terrace and Kensington?
    Comment:  We had our oldest at One World Project before we moved out of the neighborhood. It's a really incredible school--great community, loving teachers--and my daughter really loved learning Spanish through the immersion program. They also do UPK and give priority to current students. One of the hardest things about moving away was that my child wouldn't get to attend this awesome school. I highly recommend it.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 07-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Holiday camp for 3 year olds?
    Comment:  Try One World Project in Windsor Terrace. They are wonderful and offer all sorts of school break and summer camps.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 16-Nov-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Wonderful, caring, nurturing environment that provides a true Spanish immersion opportunity for toddlers. They have a fantastic program for the kids, the teachers are all caring, and they do a phenomenal job building a sense of community. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours What would you change? Get them more funding so they could expand their offerings
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 24-Nov-2017
    Subject:  [PSPMLFamilies] Dual Language Pre-K Programs
    Comment:  Another vote for One World Project. It's Spanish immersion only (not bilingual), so kids are less tempted to speak English (just amongst the kids). My son is there in preschool and he has picked up so much Spanish. He is trilingual and Spanish was always his weakest language. I can see it become his strongest one before the end of the school year.And it's an amazing school! They have two UPK classes.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 24-Nov-2017
    Subject:  [PSPMLFamilies] Dual Language Pre-K Programs
    Comment:  I highly recommend One World Project. While Spanish language level is mixed there are definitely some native/bilingual kids and the teachers are really good at encouraging each child at their own level (like saying "no entiendo" to my son when he would try to answer them in English, knowing he was fully capable in Spanish.)
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Jul-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hoursReview: I love this school. My child loves going to school every day, she is "friends" with all of her classmates, and has learned a lot. The teachers are amazing and the curriculum is kid centered.
    Reviewed by Rachel Maurer
    On 23-May-2017
    Subject:  1
    Comment:  1
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 06-May-2017
    Subject:  Shout Out for One World Project
    Comment:  Just wanted to recommend One World Project which is a Spanish immersion preschool in Windsor Terrace. My daughter has been there since September in the 3's program and I absolutely love this place. The teachers are all amazing and they foster such a loving and caring environment for children, all while immersing them in Spanish. They also believe strongly in teaching children about taking care of the environment. They have a lovely outdoor space and take the children out as much as possible.(Review submitted April 2017)
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 30-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP 2016 PreK Survey
    Comment:  Review: Teachers are thoughtful and always focused on creating a safe environment for fun and learning. Their approach to discipline is effective and quite fantastic. My daughter loves the music, dance and outdoor play. She also loves that she is assigned a "job" each week like putting away toys or sweeping. For a non spanish speaking family, the immersion program has really opened up my child to a new language and way to communicate.About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Spanish ImmersionWhat would you change about the program, if anything, and why?Review submitted via the PSP 2016 PreK Survey
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Bilingual Spanich PreSchool Shout Out: One World Project
    Comment:  I must give a shout out for the truly special bilingual English/Spanish preschool One World Project! I just learned they have a couple of spots left in their 3's group, so if you are looking for a preschool option I highly recommend you pounce: http://www.oneworldproject.org/The school is impeccably run by passionate, experienced and lettered educators who are deeply devoted to the school's mission: everyone has the potential to be a citizen of the world and a steward of the environment. One World's home is a stand-alone former church in a quiet Windsor Terrace neighborhood, whose ample backyard playground, planting beds, auditorium and cheerful classrooms are a wonderful breeding ground for cultivating the imaginations, self-confidence and joie de vivre in every child lucky enough to attend. Every teacher is a master at "positive discipline" and the results (at least in my child who attended their UPK program last year) are extraordinary. Communication between the teachers and parents is exceptional (weekly robust emails and loads of wonderful pictures). Joanne Derwin, the director, is a saint. She started this school to do her part to make a difference in the world: by giving children a safe and loving environment where each of their budding, unique personalities are celebrated. Her aim is true.Yes, it is bilingual Spanish, but if your child doesn't speak Spanish he or she would still have a wonderful experience. The classes are small and the teachers adapt their communication to each child as necessary. Even if you have no intention of continuing a bilingual education, having your child experience a 2nd language is amazing for brain development. And yes, I said UPK! One World is in the DOE UPK program, so if you start your child in the 3's program you could look forward to continuing there for UPK next year.
    Reviewed by 2014Reviews
    On 18-Nov-2014
    Subject:  2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP review
    Comment:  Length of Time: full days, 3 days per week Child's Age: 4-5 years Review: This is a spanish-language immersion pre-school, which was important to us. The head teachers in each classroom have been amazing and I have learned a lot from their approach to discipline (no time-outs, natural consequences, talk through solutions with kids). Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
    Reviewed by
    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  Summer Camp - Language immersion - Spanish
    Comment:  For those who are looking for summer camp with flexible days and hours for 3-8 yr olds.My son attended One World Project Summer Camp last year and loved it! The teachers are warm, engaging and creative.It's located in Windsor Terrace, very close to the park.(July 2014)
    Reviewed by 2014Reviews
    On 07-Aug-2014
    Subject:  2014 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Program: Age of Child: 4 Likes: Spanish immersion, lots of art and music, lots of time outside What would you change? Consistency in the teachers would have been nice but I understand that teachers need vacations too! Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add?
    Reviewed by
    On 16-Feb-2014
    Subject:  Spanish immersion circus camp!!
    Comment:   know that it's difficult to arrange childcare for the mid-winter break. Here's a great program! (My son attended the pre school last year.)One World Project, a local Spanish immersion program, is offering care for children, ages 2 - 7.The program will focus on performing and visual art - puppetry, theatre arts, face painting, storytelling, music, juggling, arts & crafts.
    Reviewed by
    On 15-Feb-2014
    Subject:  Re: Looking for February break (next week) mini camp/class
    Comment:  We are extremely happy with One World Project, it is an amazing school.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 27-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience
    Comment:  Age of Child: 4Likes: Terrific, warm, attentive teachers. Great Spanish immersion experience.Would you send your child(ren) again? YesDo you recommend? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 22-Aug-2013
    Subject:  Re: daycares in Windsor terrace or Nanny Share
    Comment:  You might try One World Project. It's wonderful, wonderful! My child grew so much! It's a Spanish immersion program in WT. I'm not sure if they have spots left.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Jul-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP Survey
    Comment:  Review date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year)Program: 3-4's Length of time: 3 days/wk Child's age: 3-4 yearsReview: The teachers are absolutely fantastic. They go on so many great field trips (botanical garden, YMCA, horseback riding, firehouse to name a few) and are always doing projects in the backyard. They teach in immersion spanish and my son is using so much more spanish now. The kids have all progressed and blossomed so much this year. My son is always asking to see his teachers. We feel really fortunate to be a part of the school.Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 07-Feb-2013
    Subject:  Review: One World Project
    Comment:  My son has been attending One World this year. We could not be happier than we are. He loves to go there. The teachers are incredibly warm and creative. He has been learning so much through play and exploration. They do really cool projects, mostly based on learning about different cultures, nature and environment. There are a lot of little things that I also appreciate, for example the snacks that the kids are offered are very healthy, and they do a lot of art projects reusing things that would be recycled otherwise. But what I like mostly is that it is very nurturing environment, and is a small group (maximum 12 kids in the Fuller place location) and it feels cozy and safe.