Classroom 1

2-3 Year Olds
  • Class Overview

  • Classroom 1

    Room one is a 6:1:2 integrated class room. The students are between two and three years of age. We work on many skills throughout the school day during individual instruction times as well as group activities. Group activities include art/ sensory activities, gym time, music/ circle time, small group centers and play activities. Play times are an important part of our learning at this age. We teach appropriate play skills with a variety of classroom toys, as well as how to play next to or with someone else.

    We focus on early social skills including turn taking, sharing and building attention spans to increase the amount of time students are able to play with a particular toy. Music is also an important part of our day in room one. Many students respond well to music and song, and it is often incorporated into instruction times, reinforcement intervals and transitions throughout the day. Room 1 is a busy room where learning is fun all day long.

    • Age Group:
      2-3 Year Olds
    • Class Size:
      12 Children
    • Health Care

      There is a Health Care Office that provides daily health checks of students. Office staff has been approved to administer medication.

    • Curriculum

      Thanks to grants, each classroom uses Handwriting Without Tears and TouchMath curriculum.

    • School Calendar

      Crossroads establishes and follows a school calendar similar to public school systems.

    • Security

      Crossroads is a secure building with restricted access.

    • Technology

      Classrooms and therapists use computers and iPads in daily lessons.

    • Library Time

      Crossroads has our own library that classrooms can visit. In addition, we visit the neighboring Schenectady County branch.

  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Kathy Heiner
      Special Education Teacher Room 1
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Laura Sqambelluri
      Teaching Assistant Room 1
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Annie Grzywaczewski
      Teaching Assistant Room 1
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
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