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UPDATED January 2018: Our list of preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs in Queens. Set your child up for academic success!
ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
All My Children Daycare is the eco-friendly choice for your infant or young child. We have various locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to accommodate your needs. AMC offers a holistic approach to education inspired by nature, and our staff is highly trained. Growth and development of the child as a whole is our No. 1 goal. We also offer a broad range of content on our website for parents. Call to inquire about registration or schedule a tour of a facility near you: 212-466-6262 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLE TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
82-25 164th St., Flushing
Led by experienced, caring, dedicated, and certified staff, Apple Tree offers an enriched early childhood curriculum including computer, math, and literacy activities. There are immediate openings for 3-year-olds, with low tuition rates, full-day, and half-day options. Registering now for full-day free pre-K classes for children born in 2013 for September 2017. Call to find out more about any of our dynamic programs. Visitors always welcome. Open houses during the month of January.
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 and nurturing environment. Our goal is to foster a love of learning through varied experiences. A Green School yard gives children the opportunity to observe and appreciate their environment. Seasonal changes and migrating birds introduce a love of science. We focus on the total child, academically and socially. Reading readiness, art, music, math, and science are an everyday part of our program in an exciting fun way. Your child will be governed only by his or her limitless imagination.
BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
Discover the Buckley Country Day School Early Childhood Program! Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well-prepared for entry into, and success in, secondary schools and beyond. The Buckley Early Childhood program is comprised of our Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten programs. Contact admissions to schedule a tour.
Our nursery and UPK programs reflect research that encourages learning through play and hands-on activities. Each individual child is supported as he or she becomes a successful, lifelong learner. We offer a diversified, multicultural program, a print-rich environment, hands-on, developmentally-appropriate small group instruction, a music and movement program that promotes fine and gross motor skills, and reinforced acceptance of others through teaching the basic strategies for coping with issues that may arise when our students enter elementary school. All programs offer enhanced enrichment throughout the school year.
Since 1963, we provide children ages 2-5 an enriched, hands-on education with Christian learning in a safe, cheerful facility. We offer part-time, full-time and extended days and times schedules. The loving staff with certified teachers guide growth in music, art, science, literacy, math, gym and incorporate our Smartboard. Emphasis is loving one another while growing skills and completing tasks independently, in both small groups, and in whole group settings. The lovely neighborhood is regularly explored in playground visits and walking trips!
Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded 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 and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.
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
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. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, and dance in our state-of-the-art facility, along with access to indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.
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 43 years of excellence in early childhood education. We are a family-owned and -operated preschool offering a genuine, caring, and nurturing home-away-from-home environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day or part-time classes available for ages 2, 3, and 4 with extended hours from 7:30am-6pm. We are proud to celebrate our free full-day UPK with the NYC Department of Education for children born in 2013 from 9am-3:20pm. If not yet registered, inquire about our waiting list for September UPK classes for kids born in 2013.
Noah’s Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person’s gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster in the children the love of learning. Their setting offers the children the opportunity to teach themselves through their own discoveries. Noah’s Ark also offers an after-school program with bus service for ages 6-12, where time will be spent building academic skills and addressing the needs of each individual student. Please call for further information about all of our programs, including UPK.
PEE WEE FOLKS
12-45 Clintonville St., Whitestone
Pee Wee Folks has been providing childcare in our community for more than 36 years. Our pre-K program offers students a thematic unit curriculum as well as the "Building Blocks" math program, which introduces a comprehensive approach to mathematical concepts. All students in our school enjoy a challenging educational program set in a warm, loving, and very personal environment. We offer schedules to meet the needs of our working families and a full summer program with a traveling group as well! Come and visit the wonderful world of Pee Wee!
PRESCHOOL OF AMERICA
2109 Broadway at 73rd Street
101 West End Ave. at 64th Street
25 Tudor City Place at 41st Street
1190 Park Ave. at 93rd Street
1501 Lexington Ave. at 97th Street
345 W. 42nd St. at Eighth Avenue
600 6th Ave. at 18th Street
39 Eldridge St. at Canal Street
25 Market St. at Henry Street
46 Market St. at Madison Street
2 South End Ave. at W. Thames
382 Baltic St., Cobble Hill
859 60th St., Bay Ridge
112-33 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
63-47 Booth St., Rego Park
42-31 Colden St., Flushing
133-32 41st Road, Flushing
83-04 Broadway, Elmhurst
83-38 Cornish Ave., Elmhurst
186-01 73 Ave., Fresh Meadows
194-15 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows
Preschool of America provides an exciting and safe learning environment for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. We value the multicultural and diverse neighborhoods we serve. With hands-on experiences and manipulatives, our students are learning social skills as they interact, and cognitive skills as they problem-solve. Our playgrounds and gyms allow an abundance of gross motor opportunities. Nutritious meals are provided daily for the growth of the body and mind. We are learning every day and having fun every minute.
RAINBOW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
250-21 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
77-40 164th St., Fresh Meadows
133-20 Avery Ave, Flushing
132-25 Pople Ave, Flushing
Rainbow CDC offers high-quality early childhood programs at its four convenient locations. Our programs are enriched and academically challenging for children ages 1-5. Our curriculum enhances your child’s physical, language, cognitive, social, and emotional development at every age and stage through hands-on and individualized learning. Our tuition is affordable and our schedule is catered to busy parents. Ask about our NYC Gifted and Talented preparation program. Pre-K For All registration for children born in 2013 is now open. Call us for more information today!
REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for more than 40 years and is licensed by the New York City Department of Health. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing rich experiences and opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Our thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas. In addition to offering a two-day toddler program, we offer a three-day (full- or half-day) nursery program and a free UPK program for children born in 2012.
Our Early Childhood Programs are designed for children ages 2-5 and their families, and include Nursery School, Not Quite Nursery, 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. We also provide a caring atmosphere in which children thrive socially and emotionally and where families feel welcome.
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 the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience. Nutritious, kosher meals are prepared on-site three times daily. Free pre-K for all for children born in 2013. Various schedules and transportation are available for busy parents. Call 718-969-5500 for more information.
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
The Village East Gifted® (VEG) Kindergarten and Preschool implement a “100 percent academic” curriculum designed for young accelerated learners ages 2-5. The classes are small and lessons are differentiated to meet the highest level of comprehension in each class. Students are taught skills to prepare them for CORE classes (grades first-11th) after-school which include Latin, writing and grammar, geography, global studies, SAT/ACT vocabulary, mathematics, living science, study skills, and creative problem solving. IQ scores are not required but an interview must be scheduled to determine academic readiness.