Pantomima - Theatrical Experiences for Kids
24m+ daycare recommendation?Another vote for Pantomima! It’s really a special place.
24m+ daycare recommendation?I also highly recommend Pantomima. Kiddo attended from 19mos until almost 4years. It has a theatrical focus and kiddo was singing, dancing, speaking and counting in Spanish. Teachers are very loving and conscientious. Being right across the street from Sunset Park meant lots of outdoor time. Pantomima really prepared kiddo for Pre-K.
24m+ daycare recommendation?We are at pantomima on 41st and 5th right across from the park, my son is in the toddler room which goes up to 2, but they have a separate room for the 2-4/5 year olds. They seem to be pretty separate and definitely do age appropriate things with the different rooms! We love it so far, they are Spanish immersion and the teachers are sweet and really loving with the kids. They do lots of crafts and singing/dancing activities and go outside to the park whenever the weather is somewhat reasonable, they have accommodated our use of cloth diapers and are good communicators in general. Hours are 9-4:30 but you can drop off as early as 8 and pick up as late as 6 with no extra hourly cost. You have to pack your own lunch but they provide breakfast and snack. I got so much positive feedback about pantomima from this group when I asked about them and I’m really glad we ended up there!
Pantomima day care thoughts?Our daughter attended Pantomima from 18M to 4years old. We had an amazing experience AND she was speaking and understanding Spanish by the time she was 4Years old. Diane is truly remarkable and the program is wonderful.
Pantomima day care thoughts?Our daughter went to Pantomima and we loved it! She started when she was two and already down to one nap, so I can't speak to your specific questions about accommodating nap schedules and how they are with younger babies, but generally just wanted to say we had a wonderful experience there and would totally recommend it!
in-person pre-K (program with space in January 2021?We have recently started 2 days a week at Pantomima in Sunset Park (5th Ave at 41st) for our 2.5 year old and have been very happy. They recently renovated and it’s a lovely space, with great teachers, and a bilingual program so the kids learn Spanish which is a cool bonus. They take students up to 6 years old and have space now.
Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyWe LOVE Pantomima. It’s an arts-based, child-centered Spanish-immersion daycare for 18-month-olds to 4-year-old. Diane, the lead teacher, has built a community of love and respect with the kids, and having the multiple ages reinforces this. It’s a beautiful place. And they are very flexible with scheduling, too. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyWe've been extremely happy with Pantomima, our son has been there for one year since he began at 18 months. Diane, the head teacher, is very energetic and engaged with the children and has developed a wonderful play/theatrical based curriculum. It is a Spanish-immersion program, but we selected the program chiefly for all the dedicated teachers and general atmosphere of love, attention and inclusion. Our son is always happy and excited to go to school - lots of music, dancing, arts + crafts, experiments (textures/colors/senses), sharing with friends, and outdoor time. Currently, all children (18months-3/4 years) are in one large room, and I like the idea of the mixed ages. They are moving to a new space @ 41st Street soon, where children will likely be grouped closer in age, so TBD on how the new space and classrooms will function. About the facility: Has afterschool options, Provides meals What would you change? Nothing at this time, but we hope the program can maintain it's original spirit in the new, larger space and growing program.
Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp SurveyPantomima is a year-round daycare for ages 18 months to 4 years, but in the summer they create a camp experience for a broader group of kids from 18 months to about 5 years old. Each week has a different theme (such as jungle, cooking, circus, etc), and the kids explore it through arts-based activities, learning new vocabulary and coming home with cute projects. (Pantomima is what I'd call a light Spanish-immersion, in that Spanish is regularly spoken and vocab is intentionally taught, but they are fine with switching back and forth English to make sure the kids know what's going on and are comfortable). They have capoeira class once a week and music class once a week, as well as guests such as a magician and a reptile guy (don't know how else to describe that-- but it's a professional group that knows how to work with kids). It's an extremely warm and nurturing environment, and my daughter has thrived there. Kids who are just there for the summer are embraced quickly-- my daughter comes home knowing their names, even ones who are there just one day a week. If you could change anything, what would it be? The latest pick-up time is 6 p.m., which we've been able to make work, but you do need to arrange for a sitter if you get home later than that. Age of child: 2 years Based on a Summer 2017 experience
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