Read on to find the nursery school that’s the right fit for your little one.
UPDATED February 2019: The right nursery school or pre-K program can benefit a young child’s mental, social, and physical development enormously. That’s why this directory from Westchester Parent is so handy—it will help you locate quality preschools and nursery schools throughout Westchester County, including preschools in New Rochelle, Ossining, White Plains, Mamaroneck, and Harrison. Look through the pre-kindergarten programs featured in this roundup, and you will find a wide variety of offerings for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Some of these nursery schools provide foreign-language instruction; others feature hands-on learning opportunities, Montessori curriculum, or faith-based curriculum. Many of these licensed and accredited child care facilities also offer extended hours, and after-school enrichment programs, including dance, soccer, swimming, and gymnastics.
Check the boxes to connect with these businessesALCOTT 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.
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.
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. The Little School provides a Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.
Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer Mommy and me classes, preschool classes, afternoon program, and Chinese culture class on the weekend. We also offer tutoring to any age and adults. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them learn Mandarin.
MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
Jody Glassman – email@example.com
Mazel Tots® helps children grow! They serve ages newborn through kindergarten-bound. Featuring a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities including sports, music, sign language, yoga, science, art, and the study of Jewish holidays. They also have fully equipped indoor and outdoor play spaces.
MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
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-fourth grade school. Celebrating 40 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools.
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.
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
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.
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, and Stay and Play Extended Hours. View our microsite at nymetroparents.com/listing/temple-israel-center-nursery-school.
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.
Part of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, the Day Care Program at the agency’s United Preschool Center is conveniently located in White Plains. It provides high quality, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for preschool children ages 2.9-5, with or without disabilities. Half-day and full-day options, approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Children ages 2.9-5 may enroll. The program offers a comfortable learning environment designed to meet each child’s intellectual, physical, and social needs. Available from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Enrollment is continuous. Call to schedule a visit.
WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Ann Pardes, director,
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes.)
WJC’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers programs for children birth to 5. Our developmentally appropriate program provides a balance between preparing for the future, and living fully in the present, in the context of a caring environment. Children learn through discovery, multi-sensory, child-centered, and rich adult-child interactions.