Our mission at BeAbove is to create a comprehensive, multicultural service agency that guarantees satisfaction and is consistently responsive to the needs of our children, families, and community. This is to be carried out regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, or disability.
BeAbove provides a safe, healthy learning environment that stimulates curiosity and joy in learning. BeAbove believes that children’s play provides the foundation for academic learning (“Children learn best through play”). Play is the “work” of young children. The philosophy that guides the program is that young children learn best by doing and that parents are children’s primary teachers.
“We” believe that parents and teachers must work together in order to support the development of young children.
“We” believe that learning is not simply repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.
To provide children with these experiences we provide the necessary enrichment materials and environment to foster their learning in school and at home.
Our Program Goals
At BeAbove our goal is to provide learning environments that have materials and space that afford children with a safe and healthy place for hands-on learning and exploration. Teachers and staff focus on creating a quality early childhood education program that focuses on both process and structure.
Preparing children for kindergarten and future experiences by helping them to become independent, responsible, confident and ready for “school success”
Supporting parents as the primary teachers of their children
Promoting children’s health and well-being through comprehensive assessment(s) and services and ensuring their safety through adherence to safety standards and procedures (compliance with all City, State, and Federal Regulations)
Providing comprehensive services to help parents better help their children grow and develop (understand “age appropriate” – developmental milestones)
Providing on-going monitoring that assures that teachers have the tools and support necessary to meet each child’s needs
Teachers create a classroom flow that supports smooth transitions throughout the day
Family Involvement - programs invite families to be part of their children’s learning and development; in school and at home (“Home-School Connection)
Family-style meals - where children are encouraged to share. Family Style Meals help children develop their social, physical, cognitive and creative skills.
Develop intensive staff training programs that provide staff members with hands-on learning directly related to their positions
On-going child development assessments – formal assessment conducted three (3) times a year
Automating all agency wide communication and database management systems.
Provide policies and procedures that clearly outline program operations, and expectations of all staff and parents.
1810 Davidson Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 299-0399 x101
Director: Jylynthia Cambridge
771 E 49th St
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Director: Latanya Rodgers-McClymont
799 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Director: Esther Prus
570 Crown Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 774-4131 x101
Director: Zlata Margolin
1462 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Director: Leah Lev
1535 63rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Director: Perel Spitzer
1523 58th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Director: Etty Helfgot
189-26 Linden Blvd
St Albans, NY 11412
Director: Tammie Lacewell-Robinson
137-37 Farmers Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Director: April Patterson
15-26 Central Ave
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Director: Edna Feliciano
86-25 162nd Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Director: Joanie Lawless
35-01 24th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
134-11 Kew Gardens Rd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418, USA