Building Bridges

Building Bridges is a non-denominational preschool founded and run by a team of passionate and highly experienced administrators/teachers for 2- to 4-year-old children serving Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo/Downtown Brooklyn and beyond. They offer the classic activities like circle time, singing, dancing, arts, and storytelling in a small by intent setting. They also do cooking classes, music classes and yoga each week. The school has a private outside area where kids will not only be composting and growing plants but playing with the elements on water-tables and sand-tables.


Location: Congregation Mount Sinai at 250 Cadman Plaza West

Ages:  2 to 5 years

Curriculum:  Building Bridges provides a safe and nurturing preschool environment that stimulates the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children. A blend of academic skills, personal knowledge, and social awareness enables children to learn to the fullest of their abilities, preparing them for further education and lifelong learning.

Outdoors space: yes



Two’s - 3 mornings (Monday, Wednesday & Friday), 2 mornings (Tuesday,Thursday).

Three’s - 3 mornings (Monday, Wednesday & Friday), 2 mornings (Tuesday,Thursday) or 5 mornings (Monday through Friday) - extended days until 2:45pm is also available.

PreK - 5 mornings (Monday through Friday) with an extended day option to 2:45pm.

SUMMER CAMP - Building Bridges also offers summer camp for children ages 2 to 5 years. All admissions information to include summer camp can be found on our website.  


Building Bridges PreK curriculum is designed to develop language and early literacy skills in the context of rich content of math, science, social studies, social-emotional development, the arts and physical development. Our classroom and its curriculum are designed to support and encourage whole group, small group and individual student/teacher interactions and to support independent and guided activities. Our strong and coherent program enables students to become lifelong learners who are confident, competent, and intellectually curious.     



I have been teaching preschool for over 11 years.  My philosophy about teaching these incredible people is to concentrate more on the process than the product. To make learning fun and school place where they want to go to everyday.  I love to do physical activities outside with the children, sing, dance, and do projects as well. I teach through games and the children learn new math skills and reading readiness. We garden and we learn how a seed germinates. I have always felt honored to be able to teach and be with these young children who teach me as much as I am imparting on them. I enjoy my job and will always get to know each child as an individual with respect, nurturing, and a lot of fun.

Tami Piccione - PreK head teacher - Building Bridges


"Why we chose Building Bridges as a Pre-K program for our son/daughter"

We chose to send our son to Building Bridges Preschool because we knew the teachers and staff would be able to create a nurturing and safe learning environment, based on our experience with them last year at Linden Tree. Another factor we considered in choosing the school was the smaller class size and student to teacher ratio. Our son loves his teachers and comes home excited to tell about us what he is learning at school. We are very happy with our decision in choosing Building Bridges, and feel lucky our son is having such a positive start as he prepares for kindergarten and beyond. Bee and Peter Benchimol, Mom and Dad to James

My husband & I chose Building Bridges for our twin sons pre-k experience because we knew first hand how dedicated, patient & engaging the teachers were. We are pleased with the curriculum & that our boys are encouraged & challenged in a caring atmosphere which nurtures creativity & diversity. Heather and Matt Galle, Mom and Dad to twins Charlie and Presley

We have been party of the Building Bridges family since 2010 and couldn't be happier.  We visited other pre-schools in the area, and were so impressed with the care and professionalism of the teachers and staff for early childhood education.  When I visited the school on tour, I knew from that moment that Building Bridges and their staff would provide the quality of education and social/emotional development which is so critical at this age. Our older son attended and had the easiest transition to Kindergarten.  I credit the top-notch education he received from the Building Bridges staff.  Our daughter is there now and loves to pretend she is a teacher at home and gives us projects - I know she is also valuing her time there. Francine Rosado-Cruz and Jason Cruz, Mom and Dad to Lily


Tuition/Tours and Admisisons information for 2014/2015:
For more information please contact them at:
Phone: 347- 334-6474

Building Bridges Summer Camp 2014, located at the beautiful Building Bridges Preschool facility at Congregation Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights, provides bright, air-conditioned rooms overlooking our enclosed outdoor garden/play area and Cadman Plaza Park. Camp will be offered for five weeks, and is open to children ages 2-5 years. Campers will learn about their community, gardening/bugs, land/ocean creatures, artist exploration, and creative cooking through hands-on experimentation, and enjoy indoor/outdoor activities, storytelling, art (paint, collage, and sculpture), gardening, composting and recycling, music/creative movement, and table-top water fun.

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