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Preschools, Nursery Schools, Day Cares, and Pre-K Programs in Queens

Preschools, Nursery Schools, Day Cares, and Pre-K Programs in Queens

Give your child the best early childhood education in Queens.


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UPDATED October 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 Queens. These preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs set the foundation your child needs to progress to kindergarten. You'll find preschools in Whitestone, Forest Hills, Flushing, Great Neck, Fresh Meadows, Rego Park, Elmhurst, Little Neck, Kew Gardens, and a few in nearby Nassau County.

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82ND STREET ACADEMICS
81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights
718-457-0429 x200

82nd Street Academics focuses on student developmental areas of social-emotional skills, physical development, language and literacy development, and mathematical/cognitive thinking. Our curiosity driven approach uses an adaptive curriculum. Using several domains of learning, we are able to individualize each child’s instruction and experience in our program.

ADVENTURELAND CHILD CARE CENTER
32-04 31st Ave., Astoria,
NY 11106
718-777-2011
[email protected]
41-31 58th St.
Woodside, NY 11377
718-274-4769
[email protected]
adventurelandchildcarecenter.com


Adventureland Child Care offers exceptional care to families-since 1992! We offer full- and part-time programs for infants and toddlers, 2-year-olds, preschool, PreK for All, and afterschool. We Inspire learning through discovery of learning centers including: blocks, dramatic play, art, library, and writing. We offer yoga and our Kindergarten Readiness Promise!

BEAUTIFUL MINDS CHILDCARE
62-02 Myrtle Ave., Ridgewood
347-987-3270
Email [email protected]

We strive to find fun and creative approaches to empower children to be the best they can be. Our goal is to strengthen and encourage every childs emotional, intellectual, social, and physical well-being through the expertise of our staff and a unique partnership with parents. Full- and part-time available!

BRAITHWAITE NURSERY SCHOOL
160-21 13 Ave., Whitestone
718-767-2776
9am-12pm (Prime Time for Little Ones)


Lynne and Ron Braithwaite, certified teachers, have been operating the Braithwaite Nursery School for 15 years, serving children ages 2-4 in a safe, nurturing environment. Our goal is to foster a love of learning through varied experiences. Reading readiness, art, music, math, and science are an everyday part of our program.

COMMONPOINT QUEENS SAM FIELD CENTER – EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-255-6750 x246
Email [email protected]

Early Childhood Programs are designed for children ages 2-5, and include Nursery School, Childcare, and Summer Camp. We offer flexible scheduling with full- and part-time options. Our programs provide young children an opportunity to play, explore, and engage in multi-faceted learning activities under the guidance of professionally-trained teachers.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
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Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998 with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer Dr. Maria Montessori. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid a child’s natural curiosity.

CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
718-888-9341

Children at The Crayon Box are encouraged to learn by doing. The curriculum is planned by creative and dedicated professionals. Children experience the fun of learning by participating in activities designed to stimulate growth in a wide range of areas, including social and cognitive development, and gross and fine motor skills.

IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-997-1997


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Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School (three locations), we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities.

JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687


With Flushing and Fresh Meadows locations, Jack & Jill is celebrating 45 years of excellence in early childhood education. We are a family-owned and -operated preschool offering a nurturing home-away-from-home environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day or part-time classes for ages 2, 3, and 4 with extended hours from 7:30am-6pm.

KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Bayside
718-281-2338
Kon Wah Day School
135-27 38th Ave., 2nd floor
Flushing
718-353-4388


We provide a nurturing environment that celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We offer creative dance, music, and art appreciation. Our educational program is based on monthly unit studies and a project based curriculum. We offer a roof-top playground, indoor play space, and a dance room!

KUEI LUCK EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
99-39 66th Ave., Rego Park
718-679-9909

We are a Mandarin immersion and Reggio inspired school for children ages 1-5. We believe in developing independent thinkers and motivated learners through an inspiring child-led environment. Call to schedule a tour and find out more about our programs available throughout the year.

METROKIDS PRESCHOOL
219-18 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside
718-428-7700
Email [email protected]

Metrokids Preschool is a bilingual full-time program for students ages 3 months up to 5 years old. Our program will benefit your child’s academic and social growth while facilitating a love of learning from a young age. Tuition includes four meals, music, kung fu, and yoga programs.

ST. SEBASTIAN CATHOLIC ACADEMY
39-76 58th St., Woodside
718-429-1982

At St. Sebastian Catholic Academy we believe that pre-K is a critical foundation for young learners. Our play based approach, as per Common Core Guidelines, provides a child-centered curriculum that is directed by our certified teachers. We promote cultural values and support positive and respectful interaction in our classrooms.

STEPPINGSTONE DAY SCHOOL, INC.
77-40 Vleigh Place , Kew Garden Hills
718-591-9093

Since 1983, SteppingStone Day School has offered a unique, nurturing, and innovative preschool program for children of all abilities. In this enriched, diverse setting, children learn to play, negotiate, and interact with others, as a strong sense of well-being and the foundation for future learning success is instilled.

TINY FOOTSTEPS
167-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-969-5500
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Tiny Footsteps is the place to be for kids ages 1-5! Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth, exploration, and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER KINDERGARTEN AND PRESCHOOL
Village East Gifted of Huntington
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
631-549-2313
villageeastgifted.com
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Village East Gifted (VEG) offers a 100 percent academic curriculum designed for young accelerated learners ages 2-5. The classes are small and lessons are differentiated to accommodate the highest level of comprehension in each class. An interview must be scheduled to determine academic readiness.


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