William T Dillon Child Study

Private | 12 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $417,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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4 stars

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Posted June 12, 2008

My son attended Dillon for a few years both for their 2's and 3's program. There is alot of opportunity for parent involvement which is good but Dillon encourages learning through play and I don't think the children are learning as much as they could be. The curriculum or program gets boring after a few months, the children are not challenged. For the price I was also disappointed in the amount of activities.
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Posted March 16, 2006

great for building your child's confidence and love of learning. very high student teacher ratio (3 to 1 in my son's class). there is not a set curriculum but very hands on with lots of cooking and reading. great outdoor space for play. While strongly encouraged, parents can choose their level of involvement in the classroom and in fundraising activities. Parents are also always welcome to observe from viewing galleries in every classroom.
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Posted December 9, 2005

A wonderful environment that is play centered program. To date, the most diverse private preschool in Brownstone Brooklyn. Meets children at their level, and individual need. Rather than, expecting the child to conform to preset expectations. However I would not recommend their Kindergarten.
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Posted May 19, 2005

My very shy 3yr old daughter went to this school. It was a great first experience for her. The class ratio of 14 kids, three great teachers (sometimes supplemented by the college students interning for masters credit) afforded her the intimate contact she needed. She loved her class and the grounds. She is no longer at the school (It only goes up to Kindergarten) but she still speaks fondly of her experience. The observation rooms are great for those parents with separation anxiety.
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Posted January 4, 2005

Dillon has a fabulous early childhood program with nurturing teachers, close supervision, light spacious classrooms and beautiful outdoor play area. The children are not drilled but learn through art, play, singing, reading and interacting. The school is very culturally diverse and all can feel welcome. There are opportunities for parents to be as involved as they want or are able- but no specific time requirements. Our son is thriving and we are very happy with the program.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Two or more races 36% N/A
White 36% 52%
Asian 9% N/A
Black 9% 21%
Hispanic 9% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Susan Straut-Collard
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • NALS


Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • yoga
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • yoga

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • gardening
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Brooklyn, NY 11205
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