Licensed by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, CPI offers the researched based Creative Curriculum that allows children to explore and engage in a variety of activities in literacy, math, science, art, music through play. We focus on the social-emotional competencies of children that fosters self-awareness, supports feelings, positive communication, and conflict resolution.
For over 25 years, CPI has partnered with the NYC Foster Grandparent Program, offering an inter-generational experience with seniors that provide additional support and attention in the classroom.
Our program operates 8 hours per day, 12 months a year (six weeks in the summer) in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Brooklyn and Far Rockaway, Queens. Class size ratios do not exceed 1 teacher to 10 Head Start children and 1 Teacher to 4 Early Head Start toddlers.
All sites offer a NYSED Special Classroom in an Integrated Setting (SCIS) for children with special needs. Children with developmental delays receive itinerant services at the program.
The “Men on the Move” project is designed to positively impact male involvement and to supports male role models in children’s lives. Specific activities are planned to strengthen this relationship and reinforces the family structure.
Families are encouraged to take advantage of teachable moments through signing up for “Ready Rosie.” This program provides structured video learning activities from your cell phone that families can use individually in conjunction with classroom curriculum objectives.
Some of the research projects that we have been involved with include:
- Sweet Dreamzzz ℠ Early Childhood Sleep Education Program
- An Examination of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Influencing Men’s Decision to Teach Young Children – Borough of Manhattan Community College
- National Center for Children in Poverty – A Model to Support Continuous Quality Improvement
- P.E.A.R.L.S. Parents enhancing Academic Readiness through Lessons about Strengths
- City Harvest Fruit Bowl and Family Matters Curriculum
- Bank Street Emotionally Responsive Practices Focus Group
Click here to download for a full list of CPI research initiatives. After the research projects are completed, we integrate best practices into our program planning and curriculum.