Curriculum

Trilok School was founded on the belief that exposure to the arts is the key to academic, emotional and interpersonal success. An ongoing goal of Trilok School is to develop creative techniques for utilizing the arts to prepare children for their future academic pursuits. This is achieved by incorporating art workshops taught by professional artists into daily activities.

Trilok School teachers team up with visiting artists to integrate dance, music, weaving, math, language and fine/gross motor skill development into one cohesive curriculum. The goal of this collaboration is to create an arts program for our students that allows them not only to enjoy the different art forms individually, but also understand and appreciate the connections between the art forms.

Trilok School is further expanding its curriculum by introducing fine arts, cooking and gardening workshops. The ultimate goal of this project is to utilize a variety of art forms to fulfill NYS Learning Standards and create strong foundations for kindergarten readiness, while simultaneously fostering a deep appreciation of the arts in our students at an early age.

Ages & Class Size

Trilok School serves families with children ages 2-10 years of age, from grades Pre-K through 4th grade, with a grade added every year to 8th grade. Children are assigned to different classes based on age. Class sizes range from 6-18 students, with a minimum of 1 head teacher and 1 assistant teacher in every classroom. For 2-year-old classrooms with 12 students, an additional assistant teacher will float-in for added safety, supervision, attention and small group instruction.

Discipline

Children are encouraged to express their feelings verbally and problem-solve with teachers and classmates through dialogue. In instances where, even with the guidance of a teacher, a child resists approaching the problem through dialogue and does not follow classroom rules, they sit in the Thinking Chair. The Thinking Chair provides a quiet place for children to become calm and consider the conflict. After discussion with the teacher about how to deal with a similar scenario in the future, the child returns to classroom activities.

If problems continue to arise in class, especially in instances of pushing and hitting, the parents of the child will be contacted by the teacher. Teacher and parent(s) will discuss possible causes of the behavior and work toward developing a disciplinary plan in response to the behavior that can be utilized on a consistent basis both at school and at home.

Daily Sample Schedule

Trilok School is fulltime program, running from 9 am to 3 pm from
Monday-Friday. Extended day from 3-5:45 pm is offered for an additional fee.

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival, greeting, free play
9:30 – 10:00 Yoga, meditation, circle time
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 – 11:00 Project time: Music, dance/movement, cooking, art project, weaving
11:00 – 11:10 Clean up, prepare for outdoor play or neighborhood walk
11:10 – 12:15 Outdoor play (in inclement weather:
11:10 – 11:45 Free choice play,
11:45 – 12:15 movement/group games)
12:15 – 12:30 Prepare for lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:15 Story
1:15 – 2:45 Nap
2:45 – 3:00 Wake-up, transition from nap Goodbyes

Extended Day Schedule
3:30 – 3:45 Snack, potty time
3:45 – 4:30 Activity (reading, art, dance)
4:30 – 4:45 Prepare for outdoor play
4:45 – 5:30 Outdoor play
5:30 – 5:45 Clean up, prepare for dismissal