This is a sample of what a typical Girotondo day looks like. Note how outdoor activities are an integral part of the curriculum. For in-depth weekly, monthly, and yearly programs, please email us.

8:30 – 9:15am
Gioco Libero (drop off and free play)

9:15 – 10:00am
Tutto a Posto (cleanup) & Merenda (snack) & Potty

10:15 – 10:45am
Buongiorno Song (good morning song) & Parliamo e Impariamo (we talk and learn)

10:45 – 11:15am
Attivita’ (activity)

11:15 – 12:00pm
Al Parco (to the park)

12:00 – 1:00pm
Mani, Pranzo, Denti (handwashing, lunch, teeth brushing)

1:00 – 1:30pm
Potty e Gioco Libero (potty and free play)

1:30 – 3:30pm
Riposino (nap)

3:30 – 4:00pm
Merenda (snack)

4:00 – 4:30pm
Potty e Parco/Giardino (potty and park/backyard)

4:30 – 5:30pm
Cantiamo e Balliamo (we sing and dance)

A casa (pick up and go home)


Girotondo is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm five days a week, year-round.

We mostly follow the NYC Dept. of Education calendar, with a few exceptions, and take all federal holidays. For the school year 2023-2024, we are closed the following dates:

Sept 4: Labor Day

Oct 9: Indigenous Peoples’/Columbus Day

Nov 10: Veterans Day

Nov 23-24: Thanksgiving

Dec 22-Jan 2: Holiday Break (back on Jan 3)

Jan 15: MLK Day

Feb 19-23: Winter Break

March 29: Good Friday

April 1: Easter Monday

April 22-30: Spring Break

May 27: Memorial Day

June 19: Juneteenth

July 4 & 5: Independence Day