A Note from Our Director: Cynthia Lascano


Happy 2019 from the Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center Team!


I hope everyone had a joyous and restful holiday recess, and are geared-up to start the second half of the school year.


It has been lovely getting to meet you all over the last month and a half. If you didn’t have a chance to say hello during my December Meet and Greet then please feel free to stop by the office anytime to do so.


I’m excited to announce that we will be opening new classes in our Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center later this month. Please join me as we welcome new staff, families and students to our growing school.

Note From The Teachers



This month we will start a new unit of study-“Transportation”. In this unit, children will explore how people move from place to place using vehicles and other methods of transportation. This unit provides an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of a major part of New York City life across all five boroughs. Children will discuss what modes of transportation they use.


In this unit of study, students will learn:

  • I use transportation to get to Pre-K and other places.
  • Vehicles move in different ways.
  • Some vehicles are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, conductors, firefighters, police officers and mail carriers.
  • There are many ways to stay safe when using transportation.


Our focus questions will be:

  • What kinds of transportation do I use and why?
  • How are various modes of transportation similar and different?
  • Who operates the vehicles in my community?
  • How do we stay safe when using transportation?


STEAM with Ms. Porcelli


In December we explored the “Winter Spices” of Cinnamon (both sticks and ground), Ginger (both the root and ground), Turmeric, and Paprika. One activity the children really enjoyed involved smelling the spices and playing a guessing game with them. The students also made a tasty Orange Spice Salad using oranges and mixing them with cinnamon, fresh ginger and vanilla bean. In January, we will continue talking about “Where We Live”. We will study architecture, and create our own structures out of an array of different materials.


Books We Will Read


The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom: Tess is excited to take the bus on the first day of school.


What Do Wheels Do All Day? Somewhat Bad Wolf by April Jones Prince Wheels push, race, stroll, fly, whiz and spin all day long!


Whose Vehicle Is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper: Take a look at the vehicles workers drive.


Roll, Slope and Slide: A Book About Ramps by Michael Dahl: Explore the different kinds, uses, and benefits of inclines.


Music with Miss. Shannon 


This month in music class we will be studying the orchestra. We will learn about different instruments in the orchestra, and learn about the role of a conductor. We will also listen, move, and play instruments to a variety of orchestral pieces.

Important Dates


Jan 2nd- School Resumes

Jan 4th- Parents As Learning Partners

Jan 14th- Deadline to Apply for Kindergarten 

Jan 15th- Librarian Visit 

Jan 21st- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- School Closed

Jan 25th- Mystery Reader


After School Enrichment Program


Seats are available for The Little Brooklyn Pre-K Center’s After School Enrichment Program. The program operates at our main site at 173 25th Street from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please see the office for details regarding registration and cost.

Kindergarten Application Key Dates & Resources 


Kindergarten Applications- Due January 14th

Schools.nyc.gov/Kindergarten 

Schools.nyc.gov/Connect


MySchools.nyc- Explore elementary schools and programs and apply to kindergarten all in one place


Have Questions? 

718-935-2009/ ESEenrollment@schools.nyc.gov 


We are available to help with the application process. Please stop by the office.

SIGN UP FOR SCHOOL TOURS!!

Please click link below to check availability and schedule a school tour for The Little Brooklyn Pre-K at 219 25th Street. We look forward to meeting you!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4aa8a828a3fa7-prek




  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
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Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
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In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Site: 219 25th Street 
Class: PK 117
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117
  • Class: PK 119
After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
    Class: PK 119 After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
  • Class: PK 119
After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
    Class: PK 119 After reading, “Mix It Up” by Herve Tullet, children explored colors and learned that by mixing two colors we can get a new color.
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Class: PK 115 
Making Friends in Pre-K!
    Class: PK 115 Making Friends in Pre-K!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Having fun learning in classroom 115
    Site: 219 25th Street Having fun learning in classroom 115
  • Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
    Pre-K students are having fun in music class!
  • Class: PK 119
Making Friends in Pre-K
    Class: PK 119 Making Friends in Pre-K
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Class: PK 117
Making Friends in Pre-K!
    Class: PK 117 Making Friends in Pre-K!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
    Site: 219 25th Street In music class students are exploring their four voices: singing, whispering, inside voice, and outside voice
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Yum! Students in PK 117 love “Fresh Fruit Friday”. Thank you parents for your creative and delicious contributions!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
    Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Site: 219 25th Street
Class: PK 117

Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
    Site: 219 25th Street Class: PK 117 Students in PK 117 are learning through play during center time.
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
    Students at 219 25th street had their first session today with Metropolitan Opera teaching artist Amanda Ekery. They had a great time exploring sounds and creating musical accompaniment to the story "The Fish Who Cried Wolf".
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
  • Site: 219 25th Street

Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
    Site: 219 25th Street Today we had a Bread Making Workshop with “Professor Bread”. The children learned how wheat becomes bread and acquired new skills as they churned butter, kneaded dough, and ground wheat.
Site: 219 25th Street

Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
Site: 219 25th Street Mystery Reader Program brings surprises to our students. Thank you to all who participated!
IMPORTANT DATES
@ 4th AVENUE
January 1st
Winter Recess 
School Closed
January 2nd
School Resumes
January 4th
Parents as Learning Partners
8:10am
January 14th
Kindergarten Application Deadline
January 15th
Librarian Visit
January 21st
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
School Closed
January 25th
Mystery Reader
LITTLE BROOKLYN PRE-K CENTER
25th STREET (Z108)  LOCATION

219 25TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11232
718-840-2840
Vera Kaiser
Site Coordinator
Jennifer Sabouni
Support Teacher
Michelle MacDougall
Support Teacher Assistant
Jennifer Capellan
Teacher- Class 117
Glenda Hoffman
Assistant Teacher- Class 117
Natalie Morales-Taveras
Teacher- Class 119
Judy Cevallos- Hernandez
Teacher- Class 119
Patricia Aubin- Ravelin
Assistant Teacher- Class 119
Rachel Seemongal- Pantin
Assistant Teacher- Class 119
Shannon Hara 
Music Teacher
Nicole Porcelli
STEAM Teacher