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If you're making the rounds to visit Queens preschools, check out our list below of alternative types to keep in mind. Before you choose, make sure you read each school’s mission statement carefully, and talk to the director during your visit to see how he or she describes the school’s educational philosophy.


Forest Hills Montessori School
67-04 Austin Street, Forest Hills
(718) 275-0173



Apple Tree Day Care Center
73-12 197 Street, Fresh Meadows
(718) 217-6666
73-20 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
(718) 264-1588

Rainbow Child Development Center
133-20 Avery Avenue, Flushing
(718) 496-5513



Bay Terrace Center at Samuel Field YM & YWHA
212-00 23rd Avenue, Bayside
(718) 423-6111
Reggio Emilia, play-based, academic

Central Queens YM & YWHA
67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
(718) 268-5011
Academic and play-based

Crayon Box Preschool
44-10 192nd Street, Flushing
(718) 888-9341
Academic and play-based


Also see: Alternative Preschools in the New York Metro Area 

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child

Our Education Resource Guide to the New York metro area


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