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Gymtime is located at:

1520 York Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 861-7732

Fax: (212) 861-8901


The Dos and Dont’s for a Successful Separation

SHARED by: Staff at York Avenue Preschool

As we embark on the start of the school year, we wanted to provide families with some suggested strategies to help your child relax and look forward to going to school each day!

Do: Keep goodbyes short and sweet. In doing so, you convey the message that you […]

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Books to Help Guide Separation

SHARED by: Katherine Grier, librarian, York Avenue Preschool

If your first-time or returning preschooler needs a little encouragement, try sharing these books about separation and what to expect at school.  Some, like The Kissing Hand and Wemberly Worried, are timeless classics.

Others, like Foxy and Daniel Goes to School (which I […]

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Exploring Separation

SHARED by: Vicky McLaughlin, Director of Early Learning Foundations Preschool

It happens every year. The parents who toured the school with the most gregarious and independent child are shockingly “stuck” in the classroom with their child refusing to leave their lap. In fact, the child will not even make eye contact with the teachers without […]

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