Preschools, Nursery Schools, & Early Childhood Programs in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Preschools, Nursery Schools, & Early Childhood Programs in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Find the right early childhood education program for your child in Rockland and Bergen counties.

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UPDATED December 2018: Preschool, nursery school, and early childhood programs are important to introduce children to learning in an educational environment. It is a crucial time for toddlers to get their first experiences in school and transition smoothly into kindergarten. Activities and classes may include arts and crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative movement, tumbling, story time, language, drama, free-play, sports, math, science, computers, gardening, yoga, and fine and gross motor skills. Find preschools, nursery schools, and early childhood programs in Rockland County in towns such as Blauvelt, New City, Sparkill, and West Nyack, and neighboring towns in Bergen County, NJ, including Closter and Fort Lee.

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BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
914-420-5785
2 Mountainview Court, Pomona


We provide a safe, loving environment accredited by the National Association for Family Childcare Accreditation (NAFCC). Two great locations meet your preschool and childcare needs for ages newborn to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher with a literacy specialization, we offer before- and after-school programs, as well as a drop-in for school delays and closures. We work with your schedule, and offer discounted rates for teachers! We are a NYS-licensed facility and follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum. All staff is CPR- and first-aid certified.

BRILLIANT MINDS DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
67 N. Little Tor Road, New City
845-535-9658
Email myra@brilliantmindsdaycare.com

We are a NYS-licensed daycare and learning center for children ages 6 weeks–5 years and after-school care for children 12 and younger. Children are taught following a common core based curriculum and evaluated to ensure kindergarten readiness. Additional activities include baking, Spanish, dance, yoga and exercise, science experiments, daily outdoor play (weather permitting), learning centers with iPads and computers, dramatic play, and art. Infants are cared for in a designated area providing safety and space to rest, play, and eat. All staff First Aid- and CPR-certified. Flexible scheduling.

DEBORAH KOENIG EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AT JCC ROCKLAND
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
845-501-4100
Email dkecc@jccrockland.org

The Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center at JCC Rockland is committed to providing excellent care and education to our diverse community in Rockland County. We believe that our children are precious, and we support your efforts to provide them with a bright start. We partner with our families to encourage creativity, curiosity, and imagination, and to build trusting relationships. Our mission is the same as yours; for your child to grow and develop in an environment that is safe, warm, and stimulating. Registration is ongoing for infants through pre-K.

KIDS CLUBHOUSE DAYCARE, INC.
40 Gregory St., New City
845-570-1549
Email 1kidsclubhouse@gmail.com

We are a licensed preschool and daycare in New City offering a safe, nurturing, learning, preschool environment for your child. Some of our activities include story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading activities, puzzles and games, music, and outside playtime in our large fenced in area. Before- and after-school care program. Open year-round including summer, school vacations, during school delays and early dismissals. Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Reasonable rates. Contact co-owners Debra and Gregory Raho to schedule a private tour. Flexible scheduling to accommodate your family’s needs.

KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S DANCE STUDIO
61 Maple Ave., New City
845-634-2202

Kreative Kids is a toddler and nursery program for boys and girls ages 16 months to 4 years (diapers welcomed)! Classes are divided by age. We offer arts and crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative movement, tumbling, story time, snack time, and early learning skills. Our professional staff balances active and quiet activities, as they provide comfort and love to each child, making separating from parents easy. Classes are kept small to provide individualized attention. We also offer flexible, extended hours to fit your work schedule.

LINDGREN NURSERY SCHOOL AND CAMP (THE)
211 Irving Ave., Closter
201-768-3550

It is our mission to engage young children in direct and meaningful experiences with the natural world and other people. We encourage questions and exploration. We invite free expression through language, songs, drama, art, play, and invention at all levels. We value individuality and teach respect for others. Our campus includes seven classrooms, three-and-a-half acres of gardens, play areas, and farm animals. Daily program is a balance of indoor and outdoor free-play, teacher directed experiences, and small group activities. Full- and half-day programs, before- and after-care, and summer camp available.

PALISADES COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Palisades Preschool and Kindergarten
2324 Fifth St., Fort Lee, NJ
201-947-3898
Palisades Country Day School and Camp
212/248 Herbert Ave., Closter, NJ
201-784-7600


With more than 50 years in early childhood education, our conveniently located schools are trusted and proven to be a positive first step for young children. Palisades enhances learning through small group size and age appropriate curriculum, taught by experienced, professional educators. Palisades offers a child-centered, hands-on learning environment. Each student is taught in a setting that stimulates his or her senses and critical thinking skills. A memorable experience for every child who attends.

RED OWL ACADEMY
645 Main St., suite 1, Sparkill
845-848-2407
Email info@redowlacademy.com

Red Owl Academy is an exciting new preschool that aims to inspire creativity, self-confidence, and a love for learning in young children. Our STEAM based curriculum fosters children's natural sense of curiosity, imagination, and joy; and learning to "think outside the box" takes place through interactive exploration and discovery using the five senses. We develop knowledge and skills through real life science and math activities, growing and observing our organic garden, music and movement including yoga, early literacy and language experiences, as well as French language. We invite you to visit to see the difference!

ST. CATHARINE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
517 Western Highway, Blauvelt
845-359-4330

Our program provides an opportunity for young children to join together in a loving, nurturing, educational, fun environment. Each child is introduced to a full curriculum of early learning in a center-based setting. Hands-on activities and participation in all areas provide the perfect setting for young children to develop and grow. Each child is recognized as a unique individual with special talents and abilities. Phonemic awareness skills, social, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills are introduced through creative curriculum. A wonderful place for preschoolers to learn, grow, and have fun!

TUTOR TIME CHILDCARE LEARNING CENTER
227 N. Main St., New City
845-708-8270

Tutor Time Childcare Learning Center in New City, provides early education and care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Its proprietary LifeSmart™ curriculum was designed to grow the whole child cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. We believe children are unique and need a safe and secure environment, where they are given love, outstanding care, and a variety of opportunities to grow and learn! Our center is open Monday–Friday 6:30am-6:30pm. We offer full- and part-time programs, and a state-of-art facility with security cameras throughout. Call for a tour!

WISH FOR CHILD DAYCARE/LEARNING CENTER
5 Thorn Place , Chestnut Ridge
845-578-1803

We are a safe, nurturing, Christian-based childcare center offering full time daycare and after-school care for children ages 2-12. Pre-school activities include hands on academic lessons covering core subject areas, computer instruction, and creative expression through art, bible based stories and songs, and field trips. All children will receive instruction in school readiness, academic preparation, and homework help. Our goal is for children to grow in mind, body, and spirit while striving to reach their full potential. We are NYS licensed, CPR- and First Aid-certified.

YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, NJ
201-327-3888
Email director@ywdschool.org

Young World provides a safe, nurturing environment where children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We offer traditional preschool beginning at age 2, Montessori at age 3, and small, mixed-age elementary classrooms beginning with TK/K through sixth grade where we offer individualized instruction. Enrichment includes Spanish, music, yoga, computers, and athletics.


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