The Katmint Learning Initiative
- New York
The Katmint Learning Initiative is a progressive preschool that offers emergent curriculum enriched by both student-led and teacher-guided activities. Our school environment is structured, play-based and whole-child centered. We believe that creativity, community, and a love of learning are integral to a humanistic and thriving school culture. Therefore, we incorporate multiple philosophies, such as Bank Street, Montessori, and emergent curriculum into our primarily play-based curriculum. We are small yet growing program, and we are known for our civic-mindedness, flexibility, and diverse school community. The Katmint currently serves children ages 6 months to 4 and their families.
The Katmint Learning Initiative was founded in 2013 by two parents who saw the need for a preschool alternative for families in the Bedford–Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn that offered quality enrichment, affordability, and flexibility to complement the complex work schedules of parents in New York City. Over the last 3 years, The Katmint Learning Initiative has grown and developed from a small playgroup to a full-day independent preschool serving over 50 students at two locations in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.