Preschools, Nursery Schools, & Pre-K Programs in Brooklyn

Preschools, Nursery Schools, & Pre-K Programs in Brooklyn

Find the best early childhood education program for your child in Brooklyn.


UPDATED February 2019: Ensuring your child has a good early childhood education sets the tone for the rest of their educational careers. And deciding between traditional, Montessori, Catholic, parochial, private, independent, public, or charter is a huge decision. We know the preschool application process can be brutal, so we're here to help with a roundup of the best preschool options in Brooklyn. These preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs set the foundation your child needs to progress to kindergarten. You'll find preschools in Greenpoint, Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, Bensonhurst, Midwood, Marine Park, Cobble Hill, Bushwick, and Downtown Brooklyn.

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BLUE SCHOOL
241 Water St., Manhattan
212-228-6341

Blue School is an independent school for children ages 2 through eighth grade where academic mastery, creative thinking, self and social intelligence are dynamically balanced to instill a lifelong passion for learning. The campus in lower Manhattan is full of thoughtful classrooms, lab spaces for studio art, STEAM, science, music, and drama, as well as a gymnasium, wonder room, and outdoor roof and terrace. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family, and community connection. Our inquiry-driven approach makes space for bold collaboration and rich project work.

CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-499-6208 x221

Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center is dedicated to providing children ages 2-5 with a learning environment that nurtures their growth, curiosity, and self-esteem. Our lively, hands-on curriculum is developed through direct observation of children’s interests and individual needs. The traditions and basic values of the Jewish culture are integrated throughout to strengthen our learning community. Established in 1978, Congregation Beth Elohim’s Early Childhood Center is one of the most highly regarded preschools in the New York Metropolitan area.

LIGHTHOUSE GROUP FAMILY DAYCARE
212-219-8813
Email lighthouse11209@yahoo.com

Lighthouse Group Family Daycare was originally called Lighthouse Preschool, Inc. and was founded in New York City in 2001. Despite our change of location, our teachers still have the ambitious idea of guiding children through their early years of life in a preschool setting. We welcome children ages 2-5.

LIL' FOOTPRINTS
7805 20th Ave., Brooklyn
718-234-5890
2033 76th St., Brooklyn
917-903-7838


Lil' Footprints is a family oriented daycare. We have been in business for 15 years. We set goals to help your child advance as much as possible. For ages 2-5, we offer a five-day program from 7am-6:30pm, a part-time schedule, outdoor playground, Italian lessons, yoga, and dance classes. Our staff is fully certified and prepared to meet your child's every need. Each day will include circle time, craft time, and snack! Call for an appointment to visit our school. We can't wait to have the pleasure of teaching your child.

LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
718-210-3233, Mariana Korsunsky, M.S.ED director
52 Quentin Road
448 Neptune Ave.
104 West End Ave.
4123 Avenue U


Email littlescholarsnyc@gmail.com

At Little Scholars Childcare Center, we provide a carefully crafted curriculum to fit various learning styles. Children are provided opportunities to explore with hands-on learning activities to inspire creativity and learning. Our philosophy centers on the idea that children should be taught how to think and not what to think.

REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
718-833-7700

Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for more than 40 years. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email nlynch@sscaparkslope.org

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. We welcome and support diversity of ethnicity and race, religion, socioeconomic background, and learning style. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics, designed to meet the Common Core standards, and a vibrant arts program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism. We welcome you to visit our academy! Tours are by appointment with our director of admissions, Nathan Lynch, see contact information above. All tours start at 9am.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

While providing a safe, warm, and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the “whole” child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for ages 2-3, and free universal pre-K for age 4, with extended-day option.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-630-1001


Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Join Stepping Stones to share the joys of early exploration and discovery. The children at Stepping Stones achieve successful social skills and build a wonderful rapport with their peers and teachers. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction based on an independent and creative curriculum.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street),
718-238-7676
Email silbekidz@aol.com

Every child deserves a champion who connects with them and helps them to become the best that they can be. At Treasure Island our staff are champions for all children, helping each child to become a confident, motivated, engaged learner. The program promotes social competencies, active thinking, and problem-solving skills.

WORLD OF WONDERS DAYCARE
7219 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-4216
6705 13th Ave.


Email wrldofwonders@aol.com

World of Wonders Early Childcare Center is a premier program that provides a safe and nurturing environment. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum helps foster each child's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development through free play, dramatic play, computers, music and movement, and outdoor play.


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