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 June 2019: 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 offer two great locations to meet your preschool and childcare needs for ages 2 to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher, we follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum, offer before- and after-school programs, flexible scheduling, NYS-licensed/NAFCC accredited facility. Staff are 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. All staff are 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 located at JCC Rockland is committed to providing excellent care and education. We partner with our families to encourage creativity, curiosity, and imagination, and to build trusting relationships. Registration is ongoing for infants through pre-K. Kindergarten enrollment opens February 2019.

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 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. We offer small class sizes and flexible, extended hours.

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. 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.

PALISADES COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
248 Herbert Ave., Closter
201-784-7600
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.

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. 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 offer full- and part-time programs, and a state-of-art facility with security cameras.

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 2-12. Preschool activities include hands-on academic lessons, computer instruction, and creative expression through art, bible based stories and songs, and field trips. 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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