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Harlem's Peartree Preschool Founded on Community Support
After a year and a half of planning, finding the perfect location, and raising capital, local mom Denise Adusei is getting ready to open Peartree Preschool in Harlem near Central Park. (read the story...)

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows
CosmoKidz Preschool and Daycare Center, recently opened in Fresh Meadows, prepares children for upper-level education in an eco-friendly facility. The center also offers foreign language lessons, summer camps, and Gifted & Talented prep. (read the story...)

Early Childhood Education and School Preparedness Center Opens in Brooklyn
Think, Play, and Learn, an early childhood education center in Park Slope, aims to help struggling children reach their full academic potential and provides the foundation necessary to be successful students. The pre-K and kindergarten prep program ensures kids are prepared for their first day of school with all the necessary support and skills. (read the story...)

Independent Day School Renovates Its Ridgefield Location
Landmark Preschool, an affiliate of Ridgefield Academy, recently opened its renovated facility, which includes a kitchen, a multipurpose room, a performance space, and more spacious classrooms. The preschool, located in Ridgefield, also has a gardening center and an art space. (read the story...)

Growing Tree Nursery School Revamps Computer Center
Growing Tree Nursery School recently updated its computer center with new Apple computers, iPads, and the most advanced programs and media materials Apple has to offer. Children are able to use the new computer center at least three times per week. (read the story...)

Bensonhurst Montessori Preschool is 'A Home Away From Home'
IP Kids recently opened its IP Montessori Preschool in Bensonhurst. The new preschool combines Montessori principles with a focus on interactive, hands-on methods that allow children to become independent at an early age. (read the story...)

Secular Jewish Preschool Comes to Upper West Side
The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is bringing back their parent-child preschool classes on Sundays. The classes will focus on age-appropriate Jewish values and follows the Jewish calendar, introducing all major holidays, as well as art, music, food, and more. (read the story...)

Greenpoint Toddler Play Space Has New Owner and Concept
Play, an indoor play and learning space in Greenpoint, is now owned by Josh Gunsberger. Play offers classes by RugBug, an after-school program for 5- to 10-year-olds, movie nights starting in the fall, and drop-in play time for toddlers. (read the story...)

Two Nassau Preschools Teach Students About Special Needs
The Growing Tree Nursery and The Growing Tree North have piloted an American Sign Language program designed to teach preschoolers sign language. The preschools also teach students about other disabilities, like blindness, as a way to raise awareness for those with special needs. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace
Pattie Mehrej, mother of two and former EMT, combined her passion for parenting with her love of the community to open Itty Bitty Adventures, a preschool on Marine Park. The preschool staff makes daily developmental assessments to help each child progress at their own pace. (read the story...)

Preschool Adds Outdoor Classroom for Hands-On Learning
Building Blocks Developmental Preschool in Commack has added an outdoor classroom for hands-on explorational learning. The outdoor classroom combines multi-sensory exploration with developing environmental awareness all in a safe, child-friendly, natural environment. (read the story...)

Sunshine Daycare Center: Hands On Learning, 7 Days A Week
Jennifer Jimenez opened Sunshine Daycare Center in February 2012 and plans to run it like a preschool, catering to children ages 2 through 6. Sunshine Daycare Center’s curriculum will emphasize reading, writing, math, and science skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills. (read the story...)

School and Education Resources and Organizations
Here are some organizations and resources that can advise you on navigating tuition, understanding state school evaluations, zoning, and more--a great way to further your own knowledge on this important journey for you and your child(ren). (read the story...)

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour
School tours allow you to get to know certain schools better. But asking the right questions on these tours will help guide you to the right one faster. (read the story...)

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child
Public or private school? If you think about how much time your child spends at school, you might become very overwhelmed trying to pick the right one. Our area experts help you consider what’s most important—for your family. (read the story...)

PlayTogether NYC Helps Children Build Confidence Through Play
PlayTogether NYC, a certified preschool, opens its doors on the Upper West Side, offering a play-based program for toddlers, with half-day and full-day options. (read the story...)

Sunflower Kidz Daycare Opens in East Elmhurst NY
Sunflower Kidz Daycare opens in Queens this September, bringing an affordable childcare and preschool program to East Elmhurst. (read the story...)

Green Meadow Waldorf School Opens Early Childhood Center in Tarrytown NY
Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge will open a satellite Early Childhood Center in Tarrytown, New York, in September, bringing its preschool and kindergarten curriculum to Westchester County. (read the story...)

Sprouting Learners Daycare Opens in Nanuet NY
At Sprouting Learners, a new preschool and daycare center in Nanuet, New York, teachers encourage children's natural curiosity to learn and explore through traditional and Montessori methods. (read the story...)

The Learning Garden Preschool Opens in Bridgeport CT
The Learning Garden Preschool, a play-based preschool, will open its doors in Bridgeport this September. (read the story...)

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child
When evaluating preschools, it helps to know the basics of the most common early education philosophies. Read on for descriptions of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, play-based, and academic preschools and tips for how to know which is right for your child. (read the story...)

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning Opens Nature's Kids Nursery School
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning's new Nature's Kids preschool is Long Island's only nature-based nursery school. (read the story...)

Little Minds Montessori House for Children Opens in Lynbrook, NY
Little Minds Montessori is the first preschool of its kind in Lynbrook, NY. (read the story...)

Third Street Music School Expands Its Preschool Program
Third Street Music School unveiled several improvements to its preschool program for the 2011-2012 school year. In addition to an expanded schedule, the school now offers an enhanced music curriculum. (read the story...)

Is It Time for Preschool?
Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child. (read the story...)


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