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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...)

Getting Ready for Preschool: Reading Success
Simple things to do to prepare your child for the transistion into the world of school. (read the story...)

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Preschool on the Horizon
When it comes time to choose a preschool for your child, there are many things to ponder, from how your child learns, to what your finances allow, and where you live. Here is some feedback from a few local parents who have been involved in the search: (read the story...)

How To Get Set For Kindergarten
If you think that preschool time is just about unstructured play and napping, think again. There is now more emphasis on academics than ever before, and this means preparation is critical during the preschool years. (read the story...)

Pre-Schools: Half-day vs. Full-day for 3-year-olds
The increase in single parent and two-parent families where the adults hold down jobs with long hours have resulted in an increased demand for full-day pre-schools. (read the story...)


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