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UPDATED December 2018: 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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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.
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.
CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
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. We invite you to come see us and decide if The Crayon Box Preschool is right for your child’s first educational experience.
Happy Face’s mission is to create a fun, fostering, and educational environment for kids to excel, and embrace their childhood. We understand the development of a child’s mind stems from an early age, and it is crucial to provide them with a positive impression. Brand-new, state-of-the-art facility with CCTV cameras for security. Hot, fresh, and nutritious kosher meals prepared and served on-site. Certified, experienced educators. Child-friendly environment designed to promote creativity. Music and Yoga Therapy and an outdoor and indoor playground. Open year-round, part-time, full-time, and after school options.
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. Call to ask about our special summer program for children ages 4-6. Your children are our priority!
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 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 free full-day UPK with the NYC Department of Education for children born in 2014 from 9am-3:20pm. If not yet registered, inquire about waiting list for September UPK classes for kids born in 2014.
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 new 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. Our project-based curriculum is linked to STEM principles and engages children to explore, solve problems, and construct knowledge through hands-on investigations, including research, reflection, and response while building academic and life skills.
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 the love of learning. Their setting offers 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.
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!
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.
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, culturally diverse setting children learn to play, negotiate, and interact with others as the foundation for a strong sense of self-confidence, well-being, and tolerance is instilled. Under the guidance of skilled, certified staff members, children engage in hands-on, developmentally appropriate experiences– discovering the world around them and cultivating a lifelong love for exploration and learning. Family participation is welcome; aftercare and summer program options available!
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 2014. Various schedules are available for busy parents. Call 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
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.