Classroom 4

3-4 Year Olds
  • Class Overview

  • Classroom 4

    My name is Tanya Keenan and I am the Special Education teacher in room 4. I currently hold a Master of Science degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am certified through New York State to teach Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities. I am currently working on receiving my additional certification in Early Childhood Education.

    Room 4 consists of seven students and three teachers, and is an integrated classroom. Students will be actively engaged in a great mix of activities throughout the day. This gives our students ample opportunities to practice many skills, across multiple settings.

    A typical day in Room 4 would start with your child unpacking and using the restroom, then engaging with their peers in play centers. There is morning meeting everyday where we practice our numbers, days of the week, alphabet, and the weather. We also use “tag bags” during the morning and afternoon circles, where students will practice fine motor & socialization skills by giving their friend the picture they found in their tag bag. We include art for 30-mins, three days per week, music is incorporated almost daily, daily gym class (on the playground weather permitting, or in our gym), story time and play group. Once per week we also have a fun and engaging healthy cooking group where students will be exposed to and try new food tastes and textures. Room 4 currently incorporates the Touch Math and Handwriting Without Tears curriculum during work times every day, which are both fun and hands on experiences!

    We think of our classroom as a community and believe that communication and collaborating with parents and teachers are key to our success! Please contact me with any questions at any time, our door is always open!

    The Room 4 Team

    • Age Group:
      3-4 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 (Click Here)

    • 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
    • Lindsay Taber
      Special Ed  Teacher Room 4.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Audra Slingerland
      Teaching Assistant Room 4.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Nichole Throneburg
      Teaching Assistant Room 4.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
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