Cathedral Nursery School
110 Rockaway Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 746-3311  Fax  (516) 746-3384

  T O T S

 Mommy & Me and

Gradual Separation for 2's



TOTS, our newest program, is designed as a combination of Mommy & Me and Separation giving your child a positive first school experience.

  • We consider this age to require neither babysitting nor preschool.  Children of this age require a very special kind of program. 
  • During Mommy & Me, both children and parents share a magical time together while developing the child's sense of confidence through interaction with their teachers and peers as well as age appropriate education materials.  These are the skills needed to help them make the transition into separation. 
  • During separation they begin to socialize, learn to follow simple directions, learn to transition easily from one activity to another while their teachers are developing their intellectual and emotional development. 
  • In the classroom, children can choose appropriate play from blocks, dress up/dramatic play, various fine motor manipulatives and sensory tables as well as projects planned by the teacher to enhance a two year old's creative abilities. 
  • Each week children attend music where they learn many songs and fingerplays as well as perform a parade with musical instruments. 
  • Both our indoor and outdoor play areas address their gross motor skills allowing them to climb, run, jump, ride bikes and slide-an important time for them to enjoy creative and imaginative play.


 PROGRAM:  Full year program from September through June

                     Sept. and Oct. - Mommy & Me - one day a week from 12:10 to 1:40 pm

                                               Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday or Friday  

                     Nov. through June - 2 day separation program from 12:10 to 2:10 pm

                                                Tuesday/Thursday  or  Wednesday/Friday   

CLASS SIZE:  6 children in each of the Mommy and Me classes with the same Head Teacher.  In November, both classes combine for a total of 12 children with 1 Head Teacher and 1 Asst. Teacher

AGE REQUIREMENT: Children must be turning 2 by September 30th of the current school year.