On a recent warm summer morning, a Love A Lot Preschool class headed out on a field trip to Seahorse Fitness for their weekly swimming lesson. The class of four and five-year-olds suited up in their home base at 21 Clinton Street and and excitedly trooped down Rivington Street to Masaryk Towers. During the summer the youngsters have swimming lessons on Thursdays and a weekly soccer game on Tuesdays.
The ten youngsters were accompanied by three Love A Lot teachers who kept a close watch on the group and helped them gear-up in preparation for the class. Goggles were adjusted and swim caps were donned in anticipation of some good splashing.
Once the class began, there were three more swim instructors on hand to give each child individual attention in the water. After practicing their kicks, the group played on floating bars and paddled to each perch.
Many in the class will be graduating out of Love A Lot at the end of the summer and heading to kindergarten. The program directors are proud to emphasize that most of their preschoolers are accepted in to accelerated elementary school programs. In the meantime, these young ones looked to be making the most of their summertime fun.
Love A Lot is currently accepting applications for fall. They offer programs for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. For more information, visit their website here, or call:
(For infants and toddlers at Suffolk Street Site): 212-529-2650
(For children ages 2-5 at Clinton Street Site): 212-792-5770