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If you're making the rounds to visit Westchester County, NY, 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.


A Child's Dream
10 Mill Road, New Rochelle
(914) 633-4332

The Children's Village
Echo Hills, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-0600

Discovering Me Nursery School
2051 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont
(914) 833-1756

JCC of Harrison
130 Union Avenue, Harrison
(914) 835-2850

St. James the Less Nursery School
Crane Road at Church Lane, Scarsdale
(914) 723-1018

Temple Israel Early Childhood Program
1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle
(914) 235-1800

Weekday Nursery School
1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle
(914) 632-6758



Alcott Montessori School
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
(914) 472-4404
Accredited by American Montessori Society

Hudson Country Montessori
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
Accredited by American Montessori Society 


Reggio Emilia

The Rye Presbyterian Nursery School
882 Boston Post Road, Rye
(914) 967-2073



Green Meadow Waldorf School
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
(845) 356-9715
Accredited by Association of Waldorf Schools of North America 



Bright Beginnings Preschool
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights
(914) 962-2929



Rainbow Nursery School
130 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale
(914) 949-3736
Play-based and academic



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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