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Ask An Expert: Educational Law Workshop on February 13

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment


Save the Date………Spread the Word!
Monday Workshop Series
The Quad Manhattan

     Ask an Expert: Educational Law

Steven Goldstein, Esq.

February 13th 6:30-8:30 pm


Steven L. Goldstein. Esq primarily provides legal advice and representation to families of children with special needs and learning differences in New York City and statewide. Steven assists parents in their efforts to make their school districts and early intervention programs provide their children with appropriate educational and related services. Appropriate educational and related services often include, but are not limited to, placements in general education programs with support, placements in private special education schools, academic tutoring, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social skills support, counseling, and transportation to and from school.
 Monday, February 13th,  6:30-8:30  pm.
The Quad Preschool and The Quad Manhattan
54 Reade Street at Broadway
$25 in advance, $30 at door

*Includes childcare for kids enrolled at The Quad
To reserve childcare, RSVP must be made by 2/9/12
Spread the word to educators, parents, or anyone who wants to learn more about this evidence based approach!

Space is Limited!

Free Demo-New Class: Preschool Music and Movement

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment


The Quad
Developmental Music and Movement
3 and 4 year-olds 
Mondays, 12:15-1 pm

Monday, September 26th 12:15 pm

Music is a language for children, a language that they can speak even before they can use many words. When you think back to your own memories of early childhood, what do you remember more clearly than the songs yousang? Music not only touches children’s emotion, but nurtures their spirit and brings friends together to share in a creative act. Educational thinkers like Howard Gardner, Eliot Eisner, and Maxine Greene, have pointed out for years that when we provide children with musical experiences, we are giving them an opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world around them.


This music and enrichment program provides unique opportunity to integrate the various forms of expression that comes naturally to children. Together we will sing, dance, play instruments, and listen to each other’sideas about how to make songs and move our bodies. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to make friends, nurture their sprit, and enjoy an exciting creative experience.
Elana Steltzer, who has a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education From Bank Street, has worked as a Preschool teacher as well as a SEIT.As a classroom teacher,  Elana noticed how the power of music and the
arts allows children to explore their feelings and use it as a means of
effective expression like no other medium and eventually setup a
successful music program throughout her school.  Elana now runs music
programs and workshop for teachers and students all over Manhattan.

The Class will be Co taught by The Quad’s  very own Preschool Director Emily Andrews!


Go to The Quad Website 

Maker Faire at NY Hall of Science September 17-18, 2011

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Passing along this email flyer from The Quad. Would love to go if it wasn’t James’s birthday this weekend:

“My name is Joe Hudy. I have Asperger Syndrome. I’m 14 years old. I want to be an engineer someday. I love to build and experiment with things. I like to solder, build with electronics, program and invent things. I even have my own workshop in our house. I love Maker Faire. Maker Faires are awesome. Everyone should go to one once in their life.”


Maker Faire is coming to New York, and The Quad will be there to explore, learn, and revel at this fabulous festival

of Do-It-Yourself creativity!

On Saturday September 17 the Quad Saturday Half-Day Camp will visit Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens.


Maker Faire is a fantastic gathering of Makers of all ages and abilities working with materials ranging from raw wool to microprocessors! We invite all Quad families to come out for this spectacular event!

Exhibiting at the Faire with their creative work will be two of our teaching artists, Ed Bear and Sofy Yuditskaya!


Some of the other exhibits we are looking forward to:

The Deconstruction Zone! 

Use different tools to crack open, take apart, and see the components that make up computers, video players, stereos and all kinds of electronics.


Life-Size Mousetrap Game! 

the classic board game miniature turned into a life-size spectacle!


Brooklyn Aerodrome!

Fly remote control planes and build your own planes using foam board, clothes hangers and recycled signs.


Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Jenny Hageman, a Mechanical Engineer, and David VanEsselstyn, an Educational Technologist with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, are creating environments where kids and families can build things together.


Steam Powered Toy Boat! 


Make your own Phonograph!

Yung Le Page

Using a wire coat hanger, a pencil, construction paper, a rubber band, some tape, and a pin. And of course, a vinyl record!

and Joey Hudy’s Extreme Marshmallow Cannon!

Joey’s cannon uses compressed air. Air is pumped into the PVC by a bike pump. An electronic sprinkler valve releases the air. It shoots marshmallows 176 feet!

Hope to see you there! 

The Quad Monday Workshop Series: Special Needs Trusts and Financial Planning

Once the kids are older I would love to attend meetings like this one. Definitely an issue I think about a lot:

The Quad Manhattan’s 

Monday Workshop Series

May 16, 2011 6-8 pm

Special Needs Trusts and Financial Planning –

Financing the Future of your Special Needs Child

Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA™ and Marcie Roth, Esq. will help our families consider how to think ahead for potential needs, no matter how high functioning your child:

1. How much will it cost to assure that your family

member with a disability will have quality of life?

2. Where will the money come from?

3. Should you purchase term or permanent life insurance?

4. What special planning is needed in your will and other

estate planning documents?

5. How can you use Supplemental Needs Trusts to

preserve your child’s Medicaid eligibility?

6. What should grandparents and other family members

consider in their estate planning documents?

7. When would a guardianship be needed for

Go to The Quad Website 


The Quad Manhattan
DATE: Monday, May 16th 2011
TIME: 6pm-8pm
LOCATION: 54 Reade St
RSVP:  by Friday, May 13th 2011
( or 212-513-1840)
PRICE: $20.00
(Includes childcare & pizza for children enrolled at
The Quad Manhattan)

Spring Break Week at The Quad

Spring Break Week at The Quad2011
For Preschool and School Age!

Modeled after our successful summer program, Quadsters enjoy a daily structure plus a smattering of all The Quad has to offer!


“Core”  is like a homeroom and kids are grouped on age and compatibility. Core Mates are together during drop off and wind down,  Morning Meeting, Sensory gym, lunch and snack and for work on social skills and friendship building.

Choices and Centers

  • TECH!


  • -MAKE!










Tutoring pull-out available


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Monday – Friday

  • April  18-22 , 2011
  • 9 am to 2:45 pm (school-age)
  • 9:30-12:30 (preschool)

Special Introductory Price


Regular afterschool classes  are running as scheduled during Spring Break!

Sarah Clay, Associate Director / 54 Reade Street / New York, New York 10007 /


10% off at The Quad

Sign up by April 2nd and get 10% any class or program at The Quad! Be sure to mention this blog to receive your discount.

Some of you might remember meeting Kimberly Busi, Director and Sarah Clay, Associate Director at one of our recent meetings. For those of you who may not be familiar with The Quad, I have pasted a summary from their website,, below:

“The Quad Manhattan is an educational and recreational center dedicated to a Twice Exceptional model of learning.  The term “Twice Exceptional” or 2e refers to children who have gifts or talents in one area (one exception) yet have cognitive or social learning differences  (the other exception).  Following 2e best practices, The Quad is truly individualized,  differentiating for BOTH strengths and differences.  While some may NEED this model to meet their academic and social potential, it is our belief that ALL children benefit from it.  Through our unique classes,  highly sophisticated  instruction and individualized support , The Quad builds an inclusive community of tolerance and respect for all members of the family.”

The Quad has a sensory gym, a lot of really unique pre-school and school age classes and programs including film-making, robotics workshops, gaming, doll making, dancing and martial arts, and tutoring services. They are located at 54 Reade Street in Manhattan.

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