Dear parents/guardians: Yesterday Dept of Education advised against use of Zoom platform for online/remote instruction citing security concerns. In order to facilitate that advice/concern MOHDC has begun searching for an alternative option that is equally efficient and user friendly- while not requiring paid subscription or changes to computer operating systems in the short or long … Read More
Dear Families, We hope your loved ones are safe and well, despite these unprecedented and challenging circumstances. We are grateful for our community of incredible families and educators for showing ongoing commitment to offering a robust remote learning experience for our students. During the last two weeks we have been considering the most effective strategies that … Read More
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency, all MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy centers will be CLOSED on Monday March 16, 2020. We will provide our families with timely updates as the situation unfolds.
Dear Families and Friends of our young scholars, We invite you to join us for our yearly SmartStart Family Potluck on Thursday, November 21st at 11:30AM at our Blake Avenue location. All of our classrooms will unite as one and share in this special moment honoring the tradition of sharing during this joyous season.
The time has come for creative fun with a book or two and a different BOO! Wednesday, October 30th will be MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy’s Character Day at our Blake Avenue location*!
Are you free on Sunday, October 20th? Brooklyn Botanic Garden is having an exciting event the whole family can enjoy. It’s the 2019 Harvest Homecoming and it promises to be an exciting, sensory experience you won’t forget!
Dear Families of our SmartStart Scholars, The staff at MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy is happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need … Read More
First and foremost, we want to thank you, the SmartStart families, for allowing your young scholars to enjoy their summer season with us! Unfortunately, our summer camp program will end Friday, August 30, 2019. We will resume academic enrichment activities Thursday, September 5, 2019 through our SmartStart Daycare, 3K, Pre-K, and Afterschool programs.
All of our scheduled trips are finished for summer camp. We will only have local excursions for the remainder of the summer. This will include local nature walks, neighborhood exploration, and outside gross motor play. Your child will still be in a learning environment, even though they’re close to home. Some of the topics we … Read More
Dear Summer Camp Families, As per the weather forecast we are expecting rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday, August 7th. We apologize for the inconvenience but our trip to the Prospect Park Zoo has been rescheduled to Monday August 12th, 2019.