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Buckle My Shoe began in 1981 with a developmental approach to meaningful, high quality early childhood education.  Our original small group of seven 2-year-olds has grown to two schools comprising approximately 200 children and a professional community of collaborative educators.

We integrate the Reggio Emilia educational model in our curriculum.  The Reggio approach focuses on the “whole child” through creative exploration and play, supporting each child’s cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth. 

The programs at Buckle My Shoe empower children to build self-esteem and confidence in their ongoing development.  We offer the structure which is fundamental for individual growth in an atmosphere where children never lose their thirst for learning, and in which their curiosity and accomplishments guide the curriculum through art, music, movement (dance, yoga and gym) literacy, math, science, and social studies.

The multi-cultural educational environment allows children and their parents to recognize early the qualities they possess which will later enable them to make their mark on society.

Text Box: Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”
Roger Lewin
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To contact us:

TRIBECA: 212-374-1489

Fax 212-577-9678



E-Mail: info@bucklemyshoe.org