Wednesday, November 18, 2020
For Immediate Release
Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, email@example.com
The Strong invites interested parents to learn about the museum’s unique preschool and early kindergarten curriculum during a virtual Woodbury School Parent Information Session on Monday, November 30, at 3 p.m. Parents will have an opportunity to meet Debbie McCoy, assistant vice president for education, and learn about the museum’s play-based educational approach. To register and receive the link invitation, interested parents should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning December 1, 2020, Woodbury School will accept enrollment applications on a first-come, first-served basis for both preschool and early kindergarten programs for the 2021–2022 school year.
Woodbury School is inspired by the Reggio Emilia teaching approach, which sees each child as a competent, resourceful, curious, and inventive learner. Small classes, specially designed classrooms, and a secure outdoor play space offer a nurturing environment for preschool and early kindergarten students. Set among the museum’s engaging, dynamic exhibits, the school provides children the opportunity to explore fun learning environments with hands-on guidance. Early childhood teachers help foster children’s creativity and self-discovery through playful activities.
How to apply: Eligible preschool students must be three or four years old on or before December 1, 2021. Eligible early kindergarten students must be four or five years old on or before December 1, 2021. Enrollment applications for the 2021–2022 school year are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications for enrollment will be accepted beginning December 1, 2020. Applications may be submitted using the online form or may be printed, completed, and mailed to The Strong at One Manhattan Square, Rochester, New York, 14607. A limited number of needs-based partial scholarships are available.
About The Strong
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.