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As a community of learners, our preschoolers have a variety of opportunities to explore their environment both indoors and outside.

The materials in the classroom offer children the chance to engage in learning possibilities through the use of block building, painting and drawing, stories, science experiments and neighborhood walks.

Children are encouraged to pursue their interests and investigations with the support of their teachers. Through observation and documentation, the teachers recognize the child’s strengths, relationships with others and interests as a foundation from which to extend learning. The ideas and interests of children are transformed into the daily curriculum in a meaningful way.

Purple Circle offers families the following Monday through Friday programs, year round, providing four options parents can choose from to meet their unique needs:

  • 8:30am – 1:50pm
  • 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • 2:10pm – 6:00pm

There is also an early morning drop-off option available each day at 8:00am.

A predictable routine helps children develop a sense of competence and involvement in their world. For preschoolers, our schedule varies according to season and children’s and teachers’ needs. Below is a general schedule of daily events.

8:30am – 9am

9am – 10am
Free Play, Morning Group Meeting, Circle Time, Music or Story Sharing, Snack

10am – 11am
Outdoor Play

11am – 12pm
Story, Lunch

12pm – 1:30pm
Rest Time

1:30pm – 2pm
Wake Up, Snack

1:50pm – 2:10pm
Dismissal and Arrival

2pm – 3pm
Afternoon Group Meeting, Circle Time, Music or Story Sharing, Free Play


4pm-6pm “Late Day”
Snack, Free Play, Story Sharing



Jasmine Oh
Jasmine OhLead Teacher
Jasmine Oh was born and raised in Norther California where she lived until mid-high school. She has, since then, moved to the East Coast, mainly going back and forth between New Jersey and New York. She is bilingual, speaking English and Korean, and holds a BA in English Literature and Early Childhood Education. She is currently enrolled in a M.SEd program for Childhood Education from Lehman College. She first started at Purple Circle as a student teacher back in 2016 and has never wanted to teach anywhere else! Jasmine’s hours are 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Yoranny (Jada) Lopez
Yoranny (Jada) LopezAssistant Teacher
Yoranny Lopez, better known as Jada was raised in Upper Manhattan, the Heights. Growing up, her family called her Jada and it stayed with her ever since. She is bilingual , fluent in both Spanish and English, but she also understands a bit of French! Jada holds a BA in Science and Social Work from Monroe College, and worked at the Bank Street School for Children for seven years before coming to Purple Circle last year. Jada’s hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm.
Judith Williams
Judith WilliamsLate Day / Assistant Teacher
Judith Williams was born in London, England and her family migrated to the United States when we was twelve years old. Judith’s teaching career began at Pratt Institute where she pursued her interest in Fine Art and Education. She holds a BFA and also a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from City College. Judith has worked in both private and public school settings, and has worked at Purple Circle for over five years. Judith’s hours are 2:00pm – 6:00pm and she is our Late Day teacher.

Purple Circle is currently accepting toddler applications for September 2023