Our School

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling bright-eyed happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. P.T. Barum

Dear Families:

The faculty at Tutor Time of Melville would like to welcome all of our new friends who are beginning with us for the 2018-’19 school year and a special good luck to all of our current children entering their new classrooms.

Curriculum News…. We are excited to introduce a new component of our curriculum this school year: Aware, Share and Care Approach. Once our teachers get to know their students, they will plan personalized learning experiences to assist with and develop their academic skills (literacy, math, etc.) and their life skills (communicating, making friends, etc.) Then, they will share your child’s progress with you through our Portfolios and November /May Conferences. Our teacher’s goal is to help your child meet their many milestones and become successful in our program.

Family Events.....Our first family gathering is Grandparents Day on Friday, September 7, from 3:00 – 3:30pm. A snack will be served and each classroom will have a fun craft for the children to do with their grandparent or special person. Please join us for Meet the Teacher Night, Thursday, September 13, 6:30 – 7:30pm. This is a special evening showcasing your child’s teacher, our awesome curriculum, your child’s busy schedule and a fun classroom activity. It’s a wonderful night to meet other parents and the Administrative Team. Our last big event in September is Picture Day, from Tuesday September 25 – Thursday, September 27. Here is the Tutor Times September Calendar.

We are thrilled to introduce our new Extra Curricular Learning Programs:
Grow Fit: Yoga: The focus is to encourage the imagination and critical-thinking skills in our children; it won’t just be ALL work. Our promise is, to make this experience as fun and engaging as possible.

Spotlight on Spanish™: An introduction to a new language with puppetry, songs, stories and images.

Music with Ms Laurie: We are excited to introduce Miss Laurie beginning Monday, September 13.

Chess at Three: Exclusively for our Banana classroom and Pre-K students, Chess At Three students learn about sportsmanship, grit, and math, all through stories.

We will also continue with ASL Discoveries, a weekly fun musical approach for sign language development for our Infant and Toddler classrooms. ASLfocuses on musical fun, creative activities and interactive games which create a basic foundation for communication and language development. The Handwriting Without Tearsprogram will continue in our preschool and Pre-K classrooms. We use fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate instructional methods to introduce handwriting as an instinctive and comfortable skill.

Our teachers and teacher assistants are very excited to implement our new and continued programs into their classroom this school year.

The Suffolk Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy will be at Tutor Time from October 9 – 11. They will be conducting speech screenings for all children ages 2 years old – Pre-K. The children have fun throughout the testing. A report is provided for your review. If you wish for your child to participate, at no cost to you, please find the permission slips at the front desk.

We thank you for your trust and continuing support of our center and programs. We are very excited to be a part of your child's growth and development.

Best wishes,

Lauren, Debra, Jessica and Jessica L