Our PreSchool Business Hours

Mon-Fri :

06:00 am - 06:00 pm

There is a $25.00 late fee for pick up after 6:00pm. 6am-6pm is a 12 hour block of time where your child is in someone else's care. That is a loooong time for a parent to be away from a toddler but even longer for a child to be away from his/her parent(s).Think of how hard it is to be the last child to be picked up.Thank you for understanding!

What? 7 more planets like earth? read more about it at: https://g.co/doodle/ybt9k4

Please visit our facility. By appointment only.

A cardboard brick city by Jayden "LOOK AT WHAT I DID!!! I built a city": Kids Making Change!

KMC Academy offers preschool education for students ages 1-6 and academic support for school aged children who require special education services because of a disability.


We offer one-on-one and/or small group instruction, itinerant services and alternatives for curriculum or teaching modifications.


Access to specialized services such as physical, occupational and/or speech therapy is provided in accordance with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).


KMC Academy also encourages parental participation and partnership at IEP meetings at the request of the parents/guardians of students through age 12 who are enrolled in our school program.

Foundational support is a start in the right direction to elevate children and KMC considers the lack of proper foundational education from 0-3 years of age to be a big part of the problem. Starting kindergarten without letter sound recognition and number value basics is where the battle lies. It places the child in a 5 year deficit!


Salaries may be reflective of substandard education and getting a late start:

KMC is a 501(c)3. Why not you support a child who would otherwise be at home watching television? Or Contribute to the purchase of materials and equipment for KMC Academy kids? Here is a fact based chart of why the need exists. We make tremendous sacrifice to do what we do here at KMC. Contact us at: pth.kmc@gmail.com to find out how you can help or you can www.Gofundme.com

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Find out about important 

information regarding your child at our Parent/Teacher meetings and private consultations. Schedule an appointment for more details.


For the latest news AND a schedule of events

Call 516-385-6594 or 516-547-6067 for more information:




KMC goes green with all natural products



Day Care Services, School-Aged children services, Referrals and Assistance



to Support

our local district:

Box Tops for Education

How can KMC Academy help you earn extra care dollars by your participating in BTE?  We clip cut and glue Box Tops for Education and send them to your school.  What a great exercise to teach preschoolers to cut and glue!



KMC Gives Back!!!


 1. St. Jude Children's    Hospital  (We are committed to a minimum of $100 per year but we usually raise more)!

2. The American            Cancer Society

(See our pic below at the Jones Beach American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk. Though not much, we support with an average of $150 a year raised by our cadets who are 10 and under):


Find out about important 

information regarding Parent/

Teacher meetings and consultations, scheduling details on our website.


For the latest news AND events

happening at KMC, email us at: pth.kmc@gmail.com 


KMC goes green with all natural products



Day Care Services, School-Aged children services, Referrals and Assistance



Box Tops for Education

How you can help your public school earn extra care dollars by participating in BTE? Send us your return postage prepaid PACKAGE of box tops and sheets and we will paste and send them back to you. Learning to cut and paste the old fashioned way is a perfect activity for preschoolers and we will gladly support your efforts. Spread the word! For more information send your inquiry to pth.kmc@gmail.com or mail your return postage paid package to: KMC, P.O. BOX 10837, Westbury, New York 11590


Howard Garner, (1983)


Everyone has all   types of the intelligences at varying levels of aptitude:

1) Interpersonal

2) Existential 

3) Verbal Linguistic 

4) logical/Mathematical 

5) Visual/Spatial 

6) Musical/Rhythmic

7) Bodily Kinesthetic, 

8) Naturalist

9) Intrapersonal

There may be even more that are still unveiled. All learning experiences do not have to relate to a person's strongest area of intelligence. For example, if someone is skilled at learning new languages, it doesn’t emphatically mean that they prefer to learn through lectures. Someone with high visual-spatial intelligence, such as a skilled painter, may also benefit from using rhymes to remember information. Learning is fluid and complex. It is important to avoid labeling students as one type of learner.  "When one has a thorough understanding of a topic, one can typically think of it in several ways," (Howard Gardener).


Isn't she lovely in her l red dress?!There, she stand next to her handsome brother.

They are cute and they can sing and

dance, but can they read?


Students from 0-5 should be ingesting information that encourages reading, math, social and scientific skills. They should be practicing healthy  behaviors daily in preparation for kindergarten and life in general. Kids are just little adults with limited knowledge that they acquire over years of practice. 


At KMC Academy, we believe that training children in the way in which he or she should go, when they are old they will not depart from it. Learning and child rearing starts at home

 with healthy parents.


Life happens but most of the time healthy parents mean healthier children.


Hear our SoundCloud presented by Fran Afane on how healthy parents can mean healthier children by clicking on the link at the botton of our web page!



Important Facts:


What You Should Know About Brain Development:


Listen to our SoundCloud on, Reading and the Infant Brain to hear what the experts have to say on this topic.


1. Did you know that by the age of 3, your child's brain is 80% developed.

2. Another interesting fact is that 50% of all children who do not receive high quality early education will be placed in special education programs.  

3. By the age of 5, your child's brain is 90% developed.  


There are 13 categories of special education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

In order to qualify for special education, the IEP team must determine that a child has one of the following:

  • Autism
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  •  Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment 

OCR Section 504 Guidance The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance (re: discrimination, restraint and seclusion, charter schools) about interpreting and enforcing federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. Guidance clarifies the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn. - See more at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/#sthash.qCdgcX7R.dpuf 


For more information on special education services and child advocacy log on to:






The American Heart Association recommends that children age 2 and older participate in at least one hour of physical activity every day that is developmentally-appropriate, diverse, and enjoyable.  Moreover, recent studies have revealed lifelong social, physical, and mental benefits of exercising from a young age.

Need help with MORE THAN JUST homework! If there are emotional issues or social issues that you have to contend with, listen to our "Helpline" Sound cloud to find help. It's coming soon to our website. The sun will shine again so remember: 




Suicide Prevention

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Welcome to KMC...The Place Where Kids are Making Change!!!

You are invited to tune into our regularly scheduled programming on WTHE at 1520 am on your radio listening dial or please join us on your desktop, laptop, computer or mobile device at WTHE1520AM.COM Rebroadcasts of our programming are aired at 8:30am weekdays.  Hope you are listening!  http://wthe1520am.com/

(ESL) English as a second language? Spanish as a second language? At KMC we can accomodate! Learn reading and writing at KMC Academy.

YETP IS HERE! If you are looking for a summer program for school aged children (7-18), YETP teaches business acumen and how to become an entrepreneur. CLICK the arrow below to learn more about the Young Entrepreneurs Training Program and call Cedarmore Corporation at (516) 377-3415 for more information:

Hear our update on  self-esteem. For more information on how to purchase a copy of, "Sunne's Gift," listen to our audiocast:

If you miss us on www.WTHE1520am.com, you can always click the SOUNDCLOUD link right here at www.kmc-academy.com for our talk radio SoundCloud casts! Don't forget to hit that fb "Like" button at the bottom of the page: 

Nunley’s Carousel was created in 1912 by the Stein and Goldstein Artistic Carousell Co. of Brooklyn New York. The carousel was installed on the Brooklyn waterfront in Canarsie’s Golden City Park where Nunley's Carousel of Long Island

PRESCHOOL   Reading READINESS!!! Ages 10 Months - 6 Years 






Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm



Trips to engage our students




Our Graduates

Graduating Class of 2015.  Pre-schoolers who are reading ready!

We are so very proud of Natalie and Jayden who have attended KMC Academy since they were 2 years old!



High School Tutorials

Teaching high schoolers to teach!


Keeping young kids actively engaged and under adult supervision is the best way to defeat bullying. Guidance outweighs the idle mind in most cases. But how do you deal with rejection? In a fight or flight response to being rejected, Abigail wrote a book called, The Museum. Hear how this second grader managed the pain of rejection by communicating. Click the blue arrow below to hear our WTHE1520AM broadcast entitled, "The Museum," aptly named for her book title.

KMC Academy: Where Learning is Our Passion and Kids are Making Change!

KMC Academy is an institution of in depth learning with a developing tradition of measuring success. Our faculty is dedicated to helping students succeed in today's global market by starting out very young with core foundational prinples that will translate into daily living and competitve knowledge. We adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body, taking into account the many ways in which students learn.


Anchored by tradition, we excel at:

  • One-on-one interaction with our teaching staff
  • Cultivating independent learning via remote instruction
  • Providing comprehensive mentoring programs
  • Fostering collaboration with the community
  • Enriching academic learning with long-term projects and extracurricular activities
  • Fostering diversity on campus and in the Long Island area

Our School

WATCH as our kids are making change:



At KMC Academy we gear our students' attention towards cognitive and informational relativity of the world around them covering all subjects including Math, Social Studies,

Science, Cultural Arts and Reading.  

Our students are equipped to make inferences and predictions based on data they experience throughout particular lessons so that they can explain how objects are organized, compare and contrast, order objects according to their attributes and make predictions based on scientific experiments. KMC Academy students learn to identify cause and effect relationships and verify predictions by explaining “how” and “why” occurrences happen. Our students are taught to make age-appropriate, logical conclusions scientific investigations.

The Ocean Basin Exercise is a small group instruction for 3 year olds to learn about the world and the oceans surrounding it.  Small group instruction is better experiential learning for tiny tots in that they are more curious about their touch and taste senses.  When using sand and water, the small the group, the better.


First students are introduced to the world on a globe and then a map.  Pointing out the difference between the land and the oceans are the soundest ways to grab on to their understanding. 

Next the students are introduced to the beaches, which they have all visited, (create a make shift beach with sand and water). Dried clay can be added. Also add fish, gravel, reefs, etc., and if you can find little people to demonstrate playing on the beach that can be helpful too. 

Then, the students can be introduced to the layers of the ocean floor. (See Below). Use general not specifics about the ocean basin starting with the floor, see how it “rises,” the slope is a hill to a tiny tot and the shelf is the climb to the top.  The dark blue is the ocean. The light blue is the sky. Easy right?

Finally, students can have fun by participating in a question/answer period on the layers they see in the picture by pointing to the levels and the colors of the levels.

By repeating the levels of the Ocean Basin exercise, students are sure to know each level over time while they are having fun!

Do babies begin learning in the womb or starting at birth?

KMC Academy offers 3 meals and 2 snacks per day for an additional charge. Food for thought...When is the best time to start teaching a child? At birth!

Listen to, "Reading and the Infant Brain," for information about how you can affect your child's development:

Do you believe that cameras in the classroom would be ineffective?


  • Cameras in classrooms would provide a safety net for teachers. Though  classroom  management, in many ways, affects the delivery of information and how information becomes internalized by the students, disruptive student behavior can make or break a learning environment. Cameras would unveil behavioral aspects thereby encouraging a progressive learning environment.
  • Cameras in the classrooms would provide a safety net for students. Parents would be able to see their child's metacognitive process taking place, determine a need for alternative or corrective measures, and gain understanding of subject matters for assistance with homework.
  • Cameras in the classrooms would provide informational support towards improving education standards.



  • Initially, cameras in the classroom would be a bit of a distraction.
  • Cameras in the classroom should not only be on during teaching segments but at all times for accountability. Would this limit objectivity?

See our example of cameras in the classroom below with Myka and Jo making soap: 

Josiah (3) and Myka (2) aren't the only two kids making change with soap. Jordan Ford is a 10 year old entrpreneur. Hear more on our SoundCloud below. See how kids are making change:

Extracurricular Activities

Whether it's science, sports, entrepreneurship music or theatre, our extracurricular activities let students explore their particular interests and apply what they've learned in a hands-on environment. Music is an important component for exploration. Access to Music Education is supported by New York State core curriculum:


Standard 4 - Understanding The Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of The Arts

Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.


Key idea: Students will be familiarized with dances from other cultures and times and recognize their relationship to various cultural, social, and historic contexts. Students will recognize that dance is performed in many different cultural settings and that it serves many functions in diverse societies.


Key idea: Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles and cultures that represent people around the world and their manifestations in the United States. Students will recognize the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and performances in order to understand the functions of music within the culture.


Key idea: Students will gain knowledge about past and present cultures as expressed through theatre. They will interpret how theatre reflects the beliefs, issues, and events of societies past and present.

Visual Arts

Key idea: Students will explore art and artifacts from various historical periods and world cultures to discover the roles that art plays in the lives of people of a given time and place. Students will learn how time influences the visual characteristics of art work. Students will explore art to understand the social, cultural, and environmental dimensions of human society.

For more information on Learning Standards for the Arts please refer to:  (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/arts/artstand/arts4.html)
According to an article by Chris Boyd Brewer entitled, "Music and Learning: Integrating Music in the Classroom," music 'increases focus, supports Alpha State Learning and imporoves  memorization. Songs, chants, poems and raps can aide in improving memory of content, facts and details through rhyme, rhythm, and melody. Teaching students through song or having them write their own songs is also a useful memory tool! (http://howtolearn.researchass.com/the-best-way-to-learn-alpha-and-theta-brain-wave-states/).

What is the message in the music that your children are listening to? Hear how music can affect even your thinking:

About Us

Faculty at KMC Academy are leaders in the community who share a passion for  teaching and learning, and a commitment to creating a supportive learning environment that is challenging, collaborative and engaging. We adapt our teaching methods to the individual learning styles of our students. Our modern classrooms make it possible to explore the world around us in a safe, encouraging environment. 


Concrete experiential learning outside of the classroom is a key facet to learning according to the combined philosophical theories of John Dewey, Lev Vygotski, and Jean Piaget whose theories focus on constructivism and learning. Hands-on and cultural experience facilitate 1) cognitive skill development and growth including critical thinking as students navigate through experiential lessons; 2) knowledge acquisition, transferring and application skills; 3) interpersonal and intra-personal competence; 4) decision-making skills; 5) practical competence; and 6) career preparation skills.


Listen to our Soundcloud for ideas for Black History Month Celebrations:

KMC Group Family

Offerings include t-shirts, music lessons, hospital visits, fun loving family foto days!

KMC 2014
View our PowerPoint Presentation of Activities at KMC Academy...the Place Where Kids are Making Change. Click on the slide show option to view.
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  • Extended hours by special arrangement. 
  • Piano Lessons are provided by Mrs. Renata Mendonca, at an
    additional cost. Note: 
     (Mrs. Mendoca has over 17 years of teaching experience). Lessons by special arrangement. 
  • Note that Special Needs Instruction includes multiple intelligences and strategies used to learn.
  • Meta-cognitive abilities can be enhanced by music and other means of auditory learning strategies.
  • Holiday Piano Recital presenting KMC Academy Cadets.
  • Guitar lessons are provided by Mr. David Tunnell by special arrangement for an additional fee.

Additional Offerings at



At KMC Academy, we continue to cultivate learning even after the final bell rings. Tutoring students in the comfort of their homes OR in the comfort of home at KMC Academy locations, students experience alpha-state learning for success assurance.



  • include principals,
  • police officers, 
  • lawyers,
  • business owners, etc. to speak to children about civics, careers storytelling and fun.
  • insurance sales representatives:


Enjoy a Virtual Tour of Montauk, Long Island, New York
VIRTUAL TOURS are computerized experiences such as the educational tour to Montauk that students can benefit from without actually going to the Montauk Lighthouse.
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Did you know that your child can have his or her own whole life insurance policy? Listen to how one very smart mom gave her teen son an insurance policy and turned his need into realized potential:

Exercising the Mind and the Body 

Chess Cadets Thursday 7-8:30 pm. Hosted by Mr. David Tunnell Free to all KMC Academy Enrollees.


Cadet Chess every  Thursday, 7:00 pm-8:30pm. No charge for KMC Academy enrollees Cadet Chess at Work and Play: Learning as they go along while tapping into their critical thinking abilities! (King/Pawn Strategy).

From our house to yours we are

always wishing you and yours

God’s blessings

throughout this holiday season and always!

Happy Channukah,

Merry Christmas,

Happy Kwaanza,

Happy New Year in 2017

Contact Kevin for your friends and family photography needs!        



Photography by Kevin Mahoney 

Call: (516) 728-6328 for an appointment. Please don't forget to mention that you saw his work here at www.kmc-academy.com.



  • Enhanced experiential learning
  • Hands on learning which provides preschool students with physical application of science like mixing colors
  • Acitvities for experiential learning include:
    • touch, smell, active pretend play, etc., inhouse 
    • KMC visits museums and cultural hot spots to learn through exploring hands on externally
Our Christmas party will feature Kids Making Change. We hope to see you there!
Be safe and enjoy your holiday!!!

FRAN AFANE airs on KMC...The Place Where Kids are Making Change. She is BLACK HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Hear her voice on how healthy parents can mean healthier children by clicking the link below:

For more information on her aloe products, please visit: www.imagineforever.flp.com

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