Give your child the best early childhood education in Queens.
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 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.
Check the boxes to connect with these businesses82ND STREET ACADEMICS
81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights
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.
BRAITHWAITE NURSERY SCHOOL
160-21 13 Ave., Whitestone
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.
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.
JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
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
Kon Gen International Preschool in Bayside serves children ages 2-5. We offer free full-day Pre-K for All program, Gifted and Talented enriched curriculum, and childcare. Our 20,000-square-foot childcare facility is fully equipped with a professional dance studio, science discovery lab, outdoor play area, outdoor botanical garden, and individual piano rooms.
STEPPINGSTONE DAY SCHOOL, INC.
77-40 Vleigh Place , Kew Garden Hills
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 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
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
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.