Spanish Immersion 3s ProgramOur son goes to Trilok which is in Clinton Hill. It’s a five minute walk from fort greene park. They do English and Spanish in their syllabus. We love the school... they’ve been amazing during covid and my son loves going to school. He talks in both english and spanish.
Trilok for preschool (age 3)My son went to pre-school at Trilok for a year and a few months, from when he was just after 2yo to just after 3yo (until March 2020 and the pandemic shut things down) and he also did camp that 1st summer when he was nearly 3.) At the time, he absolutely loved it and it was a perfect fit for him. We moved from Manhattan mid-year from a school that was far more restrictive, so it was liberating for him. They have outdoor playground spaces and a great garden, the kids were outside a lot during camp and summer. They had them dance daily and encouraged movement. The preschool classes were always full (I believe there were 4 full classes) and the number of students wanes in the upper grades. They have a solid commitment to sustainability. There seemed to be a high turnover of teachers and I can speak to that privately.
Welcome to the NEW 2018 Kids Group!We made the decision to come back and put him back in school. He goes to Trilok here in Clinton Hill. It’s an amazing school, the teachers are incredible and the kids are all very sweet like minded individuals. They get temp checks and sanitizing everyday and no one else is allowed to enter the school but the kids. They have taught them to wear masks all day and through yoga mats have also taught them social distancing. Whenever I take W. to the playground he just keeps his mask on now, he’s so use to it because of school. And the important is he is thriving. He came home after the first week and started counting to ten all on his own. He came back the next day and started counting to ten in spanish!! It was the best thing we could’ve done for him.
2019-2020 Year ReviewTrilok is a small school that operates in its own building on the border of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. It has a strong arts base, as it first emerged out of a fusion with an arts organization. The principles of the school are based on Gahndi's vision for the world. The younger classes are most full/abundant because they have a 2's program that allows rolling admission throughout the year. They change the programming of the day/class based on what my child liked immediately. It's a warm and nurturing environment, with a mindfulness perspective. It's a great fit for my kid who is energetic; they encourage a messiness, authenticity and vibrancy I didn't see in other preschools that also wanted to lead with mindfulness. It felt like it truly was structured around the kid rather than some lofty ideals. For instance, the kids play with an array of toys, not just wooden blocks. My car and dinosaur loving toddler appreciates this. They also just started a farm to table lunch program, which is amazing. My child has been there a year and a half and we are considering sending him next year as well. Their school goes into upper grades and is now even expanding into high school. The upper classes are far more sparse. My child is turning out to be a really social, gregarious kid, so I don't think the upper classes are going to be a right fit for him. But for a child who is more gentle or sensitive, or needs more attention, I imagine it would be an incredible fit for a family looking for individual/small group learning. The school is diverse and run by an Indian woman who was a classical dancer. All the parents are really creative-minded and lovely. … About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals … What would you change? I feel like Trilok is a bit of a hidden gem, because their strength is not marketing. In the pre-school grades the teachers feel more like care-givers rather than teachers (not sure that they are even certified teachers) but that was fine for us because we wanted more of a play based program.
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