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UPDATED November 2017: A list of preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs in Westchester County, NY, including the towns of Harrison, Ossining, and Scarsdale.
A CHILD'S DREAM, L.L.C.
10 Mill Road, New Rochelle
Tiffany Amaya and Ana Caldararo, directors
At A Child’s Dream we create a secure and structured environment where your child enjoys socializing and interacting with other children while learning. The curriculum includes language arts, math and science, and developing motor skills and social skills. Now registering for Fall 2017. For children ages 2-4. Your directors: Tiffany Amaya and Ana Caldararo, 17 years of experience.
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
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.
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
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
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.
GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
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.
The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 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 programs. Our benefits include: early registration incentives, refer a friend discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.
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. This year we're highlighting a new outdoor classroom and gardening program. Professionally trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Morning programs and afternoon enrichment classes are available. OCFS licensed. Call or email us to arrange a visit. You'll be glad you did!
KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
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 enrichments, 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, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC. New this year is our Little School Pre-K Academy, a transitional 4’s program for families that would like to give their child “the gift of time."
Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersive, creative Mandarin language program for children ages 3-5. Teaching intensive ‘PiYin’ pronunciation, Chinese traditional simplified ‘MaoBi’ writing (Chinese calligraphy), and using Chinese zodiac animals to make arts and crafts. Stories from Chinese culture are added for fun. Basic musical instrument instruction and Mandarin songs are included. Mandarin Discovery Preschool offers a summer program and Mandarin Chinese culture classes for grades first-fifth on Saturdays. Outside of the classroom private tutor and translation services are available.
MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
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, email@example.com or our website: bit.ly/1UmKCXg.
PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
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.
TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEMPLE SHOLOM SELMA MAISEL NURSERY SCHOOL
300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich
SMNS has taken hands-on learning to the next level with the addition of a full STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) program! Children will explore woodworking, robotics, magnetism, weights and measures, electronics, wind resistance, sewing, and more, in the new STEAM lab. SMNS also offers non-separating programs for parents with children under 24-months-old. While driven by Jewish values, SMNS welcomes families of all faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds. To schedule a personal tour, contact David Cohen, Nursery School director, at 203-622-8121 or email@example.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. Please call today for a tour. 914-632-6200.
TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
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
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 nature–inspired playground. Small teacher-to-student ratio assures individualized attention. Extended day with special electives such as Dance and Drum, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Fenom Fitness, and Mad Science.