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 June 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.

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.

BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-627-1910

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.

COMMONPOINT QUEENS SAM FIELD CENTER – EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-255-6750 x246
Email tcampo@commonpointqueens.org

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
Email info@cmsgn.com

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.

HAPPY FACES PRESCHOOL
68-60 Austin Street, 2nd Fl., Forest Hills
718-459-5055
Email happyfacespreschool1@gmail.com

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
718-997-1997


Email dinam@ivydayschool.com

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 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.

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 summer and fall programs.

METROKIDS PRESCHOOL
219-18 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside
718-428-7700
Email skroski.wetrokidspreschool@gmail.com

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.

NOAH'S ARK PREPARATORY
38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-279-4251
62-48 Mt. Olivet Crescent, Middle Village
347-335-0044
noahsarkschool.com
noahsarkpreparatory@gmail.com


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.

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
Email tinyfootstepsny@yahoo.com

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
info@villageeastgifted.com


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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