Experience is a moving force when it arouses curiosity, strengthens initiative and sets up desires and purposes.” – John Dewey
At Purple Circle Early Childhood Program, children have the opportunity to experience with materials, and develop connections with both children and adults.
Purple Circle is an independent Early Childhood Program for children ages 2 through 5. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, it was founded in 1972 as a parent-cooperative that values families as integral members of our school community. The partnership between families and teachers is essential to the preservation of children’s play. Our exceptional student to teacher ratio affords teachers time to observe all children closely in order to know them as unique individuals. Knowing children as unique individuals, Purple Circle is able to provide a variety of materials in every classroom that support each child’s strengths and interests.
Purple Circle is a non-profit, non-discriminatory school welcoming children of all racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. Multiple time options are available to families to accommodate an array of schedules.