Fort George Community Enrichment Center Inc.

Helping children and their families in Washington Heights for 30 years

1525 St. Nicholas Ave.
New York, NY 10033
(212) 927-2210
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  • Emer­gent lit­er­acy, numer­acy, and lan­guage skills
  • Pos­i­tive atti­tudes toward learning
  • Devel­op­men­tally appro­pri­ate edu­ca­tional environments
  • Link fam­i­lies to edu­ca­tional agen­cies to obtain needed services

Ft. George pro­vides a high qual­ity edu­ca­tion pro­gram that allow chil­dren to acquire skills and com­pe­tence to cope effec­tively with the present envi­ron­ment and later respon­si­bil­i­ties in school and every­day life.

Ft. George rec­og­nizes, respects and sup­ports the diver­sity of chil­dren attend­ing the pro­gram by pro­vid­ing the chil­dren with var­i­ous expe­ri­ences, activ­i­ties and mate­r­ial with increas­ing com­plex­ity and chal­lenges as chil­dren develop.

Ft. George uti­lizes the Cre­ative Cur­ricu­lum to design devel­op­men­tally appro­pri­ate learn­ing envi­ron­ments and expe­ri­ences for children.

The cur­ricu­lum reflects the inter­est and strengths of indi­vid­ual chil­dren respond­ing to their dif­fer­ing styles and paces of learn­ing and respect­ing the vary­ing lan­guages and cul­tures in the com­mu­nity that Ft. George services.


Uni­ver­sal Pre Kinder­garten (UPK)

Our Agency is a part­ner with the New York City Depart­ment of Education’s Uni­ver­sal Pre Kinder­garten (UPK) Pro­gram. Our high qual­ity UPK pro­gram enhances school readi­ness, lays the foun­da­tion for later achieve­ment, and improved grad­u­a­tion rates. As a part­ner we adhere to the New York State Pre Kinder­garten Com­mon Core. The Com­mon core is orga­nized into five broad devel­op­men­tal and inter­re­lated domains. The fol­low­ing is a brief descrip­tion of each domain:

  • Approaches to Learn­ing: How chil­dren become involved in learn­ing and acquir­ing knowledge.
  • Phys­i­cal Devel­op­ment and Health: Children’s phys­i­cal health and abil­ity to engage in daily activities.
  • Social and Emo­tional Devel­op­ment: The emo­tional com­pe­tence and abil­ity to form pos­i­tive rela­tion­ships that give mean­ing to children’s expe­ri­ences in the home, school, and larger community.
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Lan­guage, and Lit­er­acy: Children’s under­stand­ing, cre­at­ing, and com­mu­ni­cat­ing meaning.
  • Cog­ni­tion and Knowl­edge of the World: What chil­dren need to know and under­stand about their world and how they apply what they know.  This domain is a direct reflec­tion of the con­tent com­pe­ten­cies and knowl­edge of the Com­mon Core Learn­ing Standards.