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Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons

Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons

Ivy Day School, a preschool in Queens, recently opened a second Flushing location. Along with the core subjects, preschoolers benefit from an English-Mandarin/Spanish bilingual program, as well as creative arts and cooking classes. The school also has art and computer rooms, an indoor playroom, and a garage for easy pick up and drop off.

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience

National early childhood program FasTracKids recently moved from its Kew Gardens location to a location in Rego Park that is more accessible by public transportation and by car. The Rego Park location has a pool on the roof, which the owner hopes to soon enclose for year-round swimming instruction, as well as access to neighborhood parks.

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side

Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting.

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Seedlings Academic Playschool, an intimate, homelike preschool for children in Brooklyn Heights, prides itself on small group learning. The homelike play and learning environment allows for children to have a positive first-time experience in a preschool setting.

JCC Rockland Adds Pool to Facilities

JCC Rockland Adds Pool to Facilities

JCC Rockland is adding a new feature to its facility: a pool. With the addition of the inground, heated outdoor pool, which is scheduled to be finished by the time summer camp rolls around, the JCC will be able to offer swim programs for its summer camps, as well as swim lessons for its pre-K program.

Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness

Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness

New research from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.

Montessori Children Launches Tutoring Program for Suffolk Students

Montessori Children Launches Tutoring Program for Suffolk Students

Montessori Children, a preschool in Port Jefferson Station, will offer tutoring services in all subjects for grade-school aged children on Long Island. The program is customized and works around the students already busy after-school schedule.

Harlem's Peartree Preschool Founded on Community Support

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.

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows

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.

Early Childhood Education and School Preparedness Center Opens in Brooklyn

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.

Independent Day School Renovates Its Ridgefield Location

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.

Growing Tree Nursery School Revamps Computer Center

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.

Bensonhurst Montessori Preschool is 'A Home Away From Home'

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.

Secular Jewish Preschool Comes to Upper West Side

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.

Greenpoint Toddler Play Space Has New Owner and Concept

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.

Two Nassau Preschools Teach Students About Special Needs

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.

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace

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.

Preschool Adds Outdoor Classroom for Hands-On Learning

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.

Sunshine Daycare Center: Hands On Learning, 7 Days A Week

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.

School and Education Resources and Organizations

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).

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour

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.

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

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.

PlayTogether NYC Helps Children Build Confidence Through Play

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.

Sunflower Kidz Daycare Opens in East Elmhurst NY

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.

Green Meadow Waldorf School Opens Early Childhood Center in Tarrytown NY

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.




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