HARBOR VIEW NURSERY SCHOOL
PORT JEFFERSON, NEW YORK
Of course I am biased about Harbor View….all four of my children are graduates. If you read my post the other day it is evident that Harbor View offers a feeling of HOME that most other schools do not. I think it is safe for me to easily compare Harbor View and rate Harbor View……as a traveling speech and language pathologist I have the opportunity to see hundreds of preschools across Long Island…..and I of course rate them as soon as I step into the building and the classroom. So what I have seen out there has been unbelievable and sometimes disgusting and horrifying….so……what have I seen outside of Harbor View….at other preschools??…and….
What you will NEVER see at Harbor View:
~Miserable teachers….the ones that can not even fake it that they do not want to be there…it is obvious they hate their job…not sure how they got it
~Teachers texting and talking on their phones
~Inappropriate dress by staff (by this I mean thongs hanging out-and yes I unfortunately see this frequently…how disgusting!)
~Teachers that say LIBERRY
~More texting and talking on the phone
~Developmental expectations that are riduclous…and then apparent that the teacher is completely unaware of expectations of the little ones
~No outside playground….kids need a place to run and play
What you will see at Harbor View:
~Happy teachers….teachers that offer love and guidance….just like a mommy gives her little one at home…..
~Age appropriate curriculum….following Piaget’s theory of learning through play
~A large classroom that offers lots of space for your little one….sand tables and other sensory activities that are exciting and motivating for your little one
~Bathroom inside of the classroom…this is huge for me….I hate when the little one has to leave the classroom….no need to be potty trained though…Harbor View understands that potty training is TRAINING….it sometimes is a work in progress.
~A playground….a place for the children to run and play…outside!
And….what else does Harbor View offer…that some schools actually say NO to!…….most importantly…well to me…..top on the list…Harbor View is eager and happy to help the little ones that may have special needs…..they are welcoming to the SEIT teachers that offer additional support to the little one that may be struggling in any area of development.
I recommend Harbor View to lots of the kids I see for speech and language therapy…because I know what the school has to offer…and how much love the little one with special needs will receive from the teachers.
There is a little boy I see right now for speech and language therapy…and he attends Harbor View….I have been with him since he was six weeks old….so he is like my baby….and knowing that he is at Harbor View makes me feel comforted and happy….just like his parents feel.
So….do not forget….Saturday February 11, 2012 from 10-2pm…Harbor View has their open house…..please go meet the amazing teachers…both of whom are dear to me…especially the teacher’s assistant….I have posted about her before….and Harbor View brought us together….and it will keep us intertwined as friends for the rest of our lives.
Now who out there does not want that for their little one??
605 Main Street Port Jefferson, NY 11777-1655