Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Pre-K Programs in Westchester County, NY

Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Pre-K Programs in Westchester County, NY

March 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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A list of preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs in Westchester County, NY, including the towns of Harrison, Ossining, and Scarsdale.
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-595-7551


Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs. After-school enrichment classes are provided for children ages 3-5. Offerings include yoga, dance, mad science, super soccer stars, golf, karate, and Spanish. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5 meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road location. Call to arrange a tour.

ALL ABOARD CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTERS
All Aboard on-the-Hudson
255 North Highland Ave.
Ossining
914-923-1700
All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
Valhalla
914-741-1500


All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996, All Aboard provides a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards. Degreed and certified staff, nutritious meals, and many enrichment programs round out this quality educational program. Best of Westchester in Childcare 2014.

AMERICAN GYMNASTICS
317 Railroad Ave., Bedford Hills
914-241-1997
Email amerigym@aol.com

Our programs are for children of all ages, at all levels, with all kinds of dreams…Olympic and otherwise. Everyone from babies to boys and girls who are part of our award-winning competitive team program, receives gymnastics instruction from certified professionals, who collectively have more than 100 years of coaching experience. The year ends with a HUGE Class Exhibition. It’s fun and a great opportunity for all of our gymnasts to show-off their skills. American Gymnastics is also the home of our Gym-Care Nursery School. We encourage children to reach for the stars!

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

Ann and Andy, family-owned and -operated since 1973, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We have an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. Come see how much we care, and become part of our family.

CHILDREN’S PLACE AT THE JOHN A. COLEMAN SCHOOL
317 North St., White Plains
914-597-4055

Our inclusive preschool offers a variety of enriching experiences that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and interests, promote well-being, and encourage pride and mastery in each child. Activities develop creativity, language, reasoning, social competence, and early readiness. Curriculum based on NYS Common Core with iPad and Smart Board technology. Children’s Place is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services and offers full and half days for ages 3-5. Hours are 8:45am–2:45pm with extended hours from 8am-5pm. We are staffed by experienced teachers and administrators. Parent references available.

CONGREGATION KOL AMI
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717

Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child's unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. Through rich and welcoming surroundings, complemented with consistent routines and exploratory play opportunities, we inspire children to grow at their own pace, realizing their full potential. Come feel the warm sense of community here at Early Childhood Program of Congregation Kol Ami.

EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GIS)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email admissions@gisny.org

German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities with an interest in German language and German, Swiss, and Austrian cultures into its vibrant bilingual, pre-k through 12th grade independent day school. Since 1980, the strength of GISNY’s bilingual college preparatory curriculum and the diversity of its international community have nurtured and inspired inquisitive thinkers and developed thoughtful, open-minded, socially responsible, global citizens. GISNY sits on over 20 acres in the heart of Westchester County and offers children plenty of outdoor exploration time. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur.

GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-1390

The Goddard School® teachers nurture the healthy development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, and encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School® offers families the benefit of on-site owners and education directors who provide dependable management and open communication. Corporate quality assurance, accredited professional development, and an individualized program for each child are just a few of the ways that Goddard is defining childcare.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202

Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, and working with materials with a purposeful design in a calm atmosphere fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children ages 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
for camps only: symonsc@jccmw.org


The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its Nursery School for children ages 2-5. Three-, 4-, and 5-year-olds enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities for an extended after-school programming, all under one roof!

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HARRISON
130 Union Ave., Harrison
914-835-2850
Email apardes@jcch.org

The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-k. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on the nature-filled grounds. Professionally trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Both morning programs and afternoon enrichment specialty classes are available. Enrollment for fall 2016 is ongoing. OCFS licensed. Call us to arrange a visit.

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids’ B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-4. Kids’ B.A.S.E. offers a Breakfast Club, after-school enrichment, and sports for youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade, until 6:30pm. The Little School provides a high quality full-day or half-day preschool program, as well as their own Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichment, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.

MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
914-723-3001
Email mazeltots@sstte.org

Scarsdale Synagogue’s Early Childhood Program, Mazel Tots® provides a warm, stimulating environment, encouraging children's growth socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We feature developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun, and friendly. We offer varied experiences including sports, games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, and art. Spiritual growth is enriched by learning about Jewish holidays and values. We have two playgrounds, a garden and a fully equipped indoor play space. Our program serves newborns through children kindergarten-bound. For information, contact Jody Glassman, 914-723-3001, mazeltots@sstte.org or our website: bit.ly/1UmKCXg.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth-grade school. Celebrating 35 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including chess, music, Spanish, yoga, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
914-946-0628

Prospect Academy of Westchester (former Country Day Nursery School) is a bilingual, Montessori-based educational center in White Plains for children ages 3-5. We offer programs in Russian, German, and Italian languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs, year-round, for children ages 2 months to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculums, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastic, yoga, karate, language classes, field trips, Smart Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay and Play Extended Hours until 4pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:30pm Friday, early drop-off, lunch programs, and summer camp. Our morning programs are enriched with music, creative movement, nature, and animal specialists. Come and check out our beautiful new classrooms! Please contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914-948-2800 x126, or email p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org.

THE NURTURY
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
Nurtury at North: 1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
914-632-6200
Nurtury at Flandreau: 130 Flandreau Drive New Rochelle 914-632-6200

info@thenurtury-montessori.com


Email bbnanny@gmail.com

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, the Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare. Our vision for the Nurtury is of a "gentler, kinder" world. The Nurtury will be a sanctuary of peace, empathy, and gentleness, even in our increasingly fast-paced society. Please call today for a tour. 914-632-6200.

TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
914-941-1563

Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences, to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment. We believe that the way your child will learn and grow will help them have the happiest possible year.

WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
914-698-2767
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck, NY 10543


WJC’s Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center (ECC) accepts preschoolers ages 2-5, and offers a co-teach model pre-kindergarten. Our school supports children’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth–all in the context of a caring environment. Children receive a solid Jewish foundation including holiday celebrations and community and classroom Shabbat experiences. Structured days offered in newly renovated classrooms and redesigned nature–inspired playground. Small teacher-to-student ratio assures individualized attention. Extended day with special electives such as Dance and Drum, Nature, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Fenom Fitness, and Science.