Brooklyn Schools and Education Guide

Brooklyn Schools and Education Guide

February 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED February 2017: Find a preschool, private or public school, plus after-school tutors and enrichment classes for your child in Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens

Preschools

GREEN SCHOOL (THE)
631-237-1148
Email info@the-green-school.org

The Green School Brooklyn is an offshoot of its founding school operating on a 5-acre farm in the Hamptons since 2009. Children discover, explore, and learn through The Green School’s animal and multi-cultural based curriculum. The Green School is a preschool program centered on emotional, social, and physical development. Through hands-on learning and integrated lessons they incorporate science, language arts, and math skills into activities like gardening, art, cooking and baking, and animal care. Through a green curriculum, the importance of saving energy, recycling, and composting is taught, and healthy eating habits are introduced.

KINDSTART EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
7702 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-5382

Kindstart has been a serving the Bensonhurst community with early childhood education excellence since 1999. Our program is highly rated by both the DOHMH and the department of education. Serving children ages 2-5. We have been providing excellence in early childhood education, at all levels. Our program develops the child’s academic skills to their full potential. Our nursery, toddler, and pre-k programs have our children school-ready, thriving, and motivated for kindergarten! Please call 718-621-5382 for information about our nursery and toddler program, pre-K program, after-school program, and summer enrichment program.

LANGO KIDS, NYC
93 3rd Ave. (at Bergen Street), Brooklyn
917-300-8789
Email langonewyork@gmail.com

Academically stimulating and unbelievably fun, Lango Preschool returns this fall to our Boerum Hill center, offering new and improved immersion preschool programs in Spanish and Mandarin. Designed for children ages 2-4, these programs combine subject learning with more creative activities to produce a rich and challenging learning environment, full of informative fun and foreign language practice. Our highly knowledgeable staff of native speakers facilitates cultural understanding through cooking demonstrations, stories, and holiday celebrations. Email us at beiyi@langokidsnyc.com to schedule a personalized tour, or visit langokidsnyc.com for further information.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


Leif Ericson Day School, celebrating over 50 years of quality Christian education for children in nursery-eighth grade, offers an outstanding Early Childhood Education program. Small class sizes promote personalized attention. Focus is on full development of the child to foster innate love of learning in a caring, safe environment. LEDS offers developmentally appropriate lessons in music, math, science, social studies, computers, and reading readiness. Rest time promotes alertness, memory, and performance. Playtime fosters imagination and creativity while promoting socialization, problem-solving, and language skills. Call for a personal tour!

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)

Little Hands And Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our staff is dedicated, qualified, and trained in CPR. At Little Hands and Feet be assured it is a home away from home and your child will have the best care available. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Free full day UPK program for all! Call for information.

LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
52 Quentin Road
718-373-7046
448 Neptune Ave.
718-743-9009
104 West End Ave. The Wave
347-913-5437
4123 Avenue U
718-210-3233


Email littlescholarsnyc@gmail.com

At Little Scholars Childcare Center, we provide a carefully crafted curriculum to fit various learning styles. Children are provided opportunities to explore with hands-on learning activities to enrich and inspire creativity and learning. Our philosophy centers on the idea that children should be taught how to think and not what to think. Therefore, our teaching methods are designed to create a learning environment where children have a voice and where teachers provide a safe place for children to express their thoughts, and develop innovative ideas.

NY KIDS CLUB
Locations in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, and Williamsburg,
347-706-4700
Email nykidsclub@nykidsclub.com

Instilling a love for school and learning is at the heart of all of our NY Preschool programs. We believe in providing a safe, structured, inclusive setting that supports, encourages, and inspires each child. Our fundamental belief that children learn best through meaningful play is reflected in a child-centered program that integrates the cognitive, social, physical, emotional, language, self-help, and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child.

SHOREFRONT YM-YWHA OF BRIGHTON-MANHATTAN BEACH, INC.
3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
718-646-1444 x335
Email info@shorefronty.org

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and child-centered learning environment with a high-quality educational program to prepare each child for a lifetime of learning in school and beyond. We strongly believe that early childhood years are the most important years for physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth. Each child we teach is unique. Each student has different interests, learning abilities, personal needs, and a different level of life experiences.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

While providing a safe, warm, and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the “whole” child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for ages 2-3, and free universal pre-K for age 4, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

STORYBOOK LAND
8638 20th Ave.,
718-996-8714
Email no email

Give your child a superior beginning. A mind is a wonderful thing to expand! All teachers certified in Early Childhood Development. Programs include half-day, full-day, extended time, ages 2-5. Preschool and kindergarten activities, fitness program, trips, music, math, reading readiness, tutoring, and after-school programs are available. Tutoring available for grades K-eighth, after-school program for kindergarten students only!

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street),
718-238-7676
Email silbekidz@aol.com

Our programs are for children ages 2 through pre-K. Monday-Friday, 7:15am-6pm. Part-time schedules are available. We offer hands-on learning in a loving, nurturing environment. Social, emotional, and cognitive development is our primary focus. Motivating and fun experiences. Enrichment through the arts program. All meals included. Maria Nogueira, director. Free full-day UPK program for children born in 2012.

WINDMILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL
1317 Avenue T, Brooklyn
718-375-7973
Email windmillmontessorischool.org

Windmill Montessori proudly celebrates 75 years serving our community as a peaceful place to learn. Our environment encourages your child to progress at his or her own pace. This family-oriented school, adheres to the Montessori Method. Windmill nurtures its pre-K to eighth graders, socially and academically, promoting purpose, love of learning, and civility. Small classes meet individual needs. Curriculum-based local trips culminate in JHS overnights with trips to Boston, Gettysburg, and Williamsburg; and "Meeting Our Lawmakers" in Albany and Washington. We offer French, Yoga, Phys. Ed., Music, Art, Computers, and After-school.

Private Schools

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


More than 40 years as a Christian day school for nursery through eighth grade. Small class sizes, state-approved curriculum, with in-depth courses in music, computer technology, physical, and environmental education. Counseling and tutoring available, as well as door-to-door bus service, extended hours morning and night, extracurricular activities, and financial aid.

Special Education

COMPREHENSIVE KIDS DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL
101 Norfolk St., Manhattan
212-566-8855
Email info@comprehensivekids.org

Comprehensive Kids Developmental School is a private school in lower Manhattan specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis. Individualized instruction is provided for children ages 3-21. Our highly-trained instructors implement intervention grounded in data-based research across all content areas including academics, language, social, behavioral, and life skills. Our professional staff include board-certified behavior analysts, psychologists, speech therapists, special educators, occupational and physical therapists. We foster a team atmosphere, supporting our families in helping them to understand the special needs of their children through direct family training.