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Top Preschools, Nursery Schools & Pre-K Programs in Westchester County

Top Preschools, Nursery Schools & Pre-K Programs in Westchester County

Read on to find the nursery school that’s the right fit for your little one.



UPDATED January 2020: Let us help you locate quality preschools and nursery schools throughout Westchester County.View the full list of recommended schools.

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ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404

Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs.


ALL ABOARD CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTERS
All Aboard on-the-Hudson
255 North Highland Ave.
Ossining
914-923-1700

All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
Valhalla
914-741-1500

All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996 provide a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards.


ANDRUS EARLY LEARNING CENTER
65 Main St., Tuckahoe
914-337-4492
Email aelcadmissions@jdam.org

AELC serves ages 6 weeks to 5 years, offering full-time and part-time care. The primary objectives are to foster a love of learning, encourage curiosity, and build positive relationships. We encourage social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development and maintain the flexibility necessary for each child to grow at their own pace.


ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the health department. We offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips.


BET TORAH NURSERY SCHOOL
60 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco
914-666-7595
Email nurseryschool@bettorah.org

Bet Torah Nursery School programs are designed to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child through a child-centered curriculum with an emphasis on Jewish values. An outstanding, nurturing, and creative staff strives to provide opportunities for children to learn through play each day. The curriculum includes regularly scheduled visits by music, sign language, science, and movement specialists. Bet Torah Nursery School registration continues for the 2018-2019 school year for our Kitah Katan 18 months-old toddler separation program as well as for our 2s, 3s, and 4s classes.


BUTLER NURSERY SCHOOL
100 Underhill St., Yonkers
914-779-7449

Butler Nursery School provides your child with a preparatory curriculum in a safe, fun, nurturing place to thrive. Programs for twos, threes, and fours offered with extended day option available. Twos don’t need to be potty trained. Affiliated with Historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, Christians and non-Christian families warmly welcomed!


CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL
43 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry
914-693-0026
Email dfchristianpreschool@yahoo.com

Christian Pre-School - nurturing families and faith in the Rivertowns for more than four decades. We offer children ages 2-4 a loving, nurturing environment in which to play, laugh, learn, and grow, celebrating social, emotional, and academic successes of each child. All are welcome to join the Christian Pre-School family!


CONGREGATION KOL AMI
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717

Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child's unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional.


FIRST HEBREW CONGREGATION JKIDS TODDLER PROGRAM FOR JEWISH AND INTERFAITH FAMILIES
1821 E. Main St., Route 6 (On the border of Cortlandt and Peekskill),
Phyllis Stern 914-739-0500
Email fhc@firsthebrew.org

Meet other Jewish and interfaith families with kids ages 2-5. Enjoy creative and social activities and snacks, featuring crafts, music, and songs with Jewish holiday themes. Meets monthly on Sunday mornings. Join anytime.


GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-1390

For more than 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among families. Its classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children 6 weeks to 6 years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. Trained teachers lead each child to reach developmental milestones, preparing children for social and academic success.


IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL PK–12
Brother Thomas R. Leto, C.F.C., Ed.D., President,
Lower School (grades pre-K-4 to eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Upper School (grades ninth-12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle
914-632-0714

Our 100-year tradition of excellence, small class sizes, and an all-boys environment will actively engage your son's learning. From our quiet and safe 11-acre campus, to a campus ministry program, to a skills-based athletics program focusing on strength and character, your son can begin his college-preparatory journey as early as prekindergarten!


JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
Caryn Symons, director of camping
symonsc@jccmw.org

The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our gymnasium, climbing in our playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, dance, and academic enrichment programs.


KIDS IN SPORTS
365 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-358-9732
Email scarsdaleny@kidsinsports.com

Kids In Sports’ Pre-School Athletes program offers children ages 2½ through 4 the opportunity to combine the best of the Kids In Sports athletic program with a classroom segment utilizing a curriculum designed to aid preschool learners.


KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-4. The Little School provides a Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.


KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496

Within our project-based, Reggio-Emilia inspired program, we encourage our prekindergarten, starting age 3, and kindergarten learners to collaboratively explore intentionally created vibrant classrooms where children are actively engaged in the process of learning from the earliest ages. Visit the campus to learn more.


MANDARIN DISCOVERY SCHOOL
Classes in White Plains and Yonkers,
914-351-6788
Email shanshanli@mandarindiscov.org

Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer Mommy and Me classes, preschool classes, afternoon program, and Chinese Culture class on the weekend. We also offer tutoring to any age and adults. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them learn Mandarin.


MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
914-723-3001
Email mazeltots@sstte.org

Mazel Tots helps children grow! They serve ages newborn through kindergarten-bound. Featuring a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities including sports, music, sign language, yoga, science, art, and the study of Jewish holidays. They also have fully equipped indoor and outdoor play spaces.


MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that "the first years of a child's education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery-fourth grade school. Celebrating 40 years of excellence; our unique, stimulating, academic environment emphasizing early reading prepares students to continue on to top private schools.


NURSERY SCHOOL AT COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE OF RYE (THE)
200 Forest Ave. , Rye
914-967-7698
Email doberlander@comsynrye.org

For more than 60 years Community Synagogue has been welcoming families to our warm and diverse community. Our play-based program prepares children for kindergarten. Children ages 3-5 may stay until 2:15pm, four-five days a week. Hot lunches are available as well as enrichment classes.


NURTURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (THE)
914-632-6200
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
Nurtury at Flandreau, 130 Flandreau Drive, New Rochelle

Email info@thenurtury-montessori.com

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life are when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, The Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare.


PROJECT EXPLORE
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options.


ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

The Robin's Nest is an accredited childcare center located in Sleepy Hollow that believes children learn best in a homelike environment. We strive to create an atmosphere of safety where children are given opportunities to explore and create while learning how to communicate and interact with adults and other children.


SHAMES JCC ON THE HUDSON
371-425 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
914-366-7898
Email info@shamesjcc.org

Brand new facilities, 90 years of experience. The Shames JCC offers expert-led early childhood centers, summer and vacation camps, music lessons, and classes in STEAM, circus arts, karate, yoga, fencing, gymnastics, and aquatics. Children can receive needed therapies in our new sensory gym and our birthday parties are a blast!


SMALL WORLD DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL
600 N. Broadway , Yonkers
914-349-9200
Email smallworlddaycare600@gmail.com

At Small World Daycare we provide children ages 2.9-5 years a warm, friendly, fun, and safe environment. Our mission is to nurture and care for all children. We believe in providing a structured, inclusive setting that supports, encourages, and inspires each child. We also offer after-school care and a summer camp program.


TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, and Stay and Play Extended Hours. View our microsite at nymetroparents.com/listing/temple-israel-center-nursery-school.


TEMPLE SHAARAY TEFILA - EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
89 Baldwin Road , Bedford Corners
914-307-0472
Email ecc@templest.org

The ECC at Shaaray Tefila embraces individuality and helps lead children on the magical journey of personal growth and development while infusing Jewish values and traditions in classroom life. We provide a developmentally appropriate, hands-on environment for every child and are committed to creating the finest early childhood experiences.


TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
914-941-1563

Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences, to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment.


UNITED PRESCHOOL CENTER (THE)
456 North St., White Plains
914-946-4781
Email info@cpwestchester.org

Part of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, the Day Care Program at the agency’s United Preschool Center is conveniently located in White Plains. It provides high quality, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for preschool children ages 2.9-5, with or without disabilities. Half-day and full-day options, approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Children ages 2.9-5 may enroll. The program offers a comfortable learning environment designed to meet each child’s intellectual, physical, and social needs. Available from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Enrollment is continuous. Call to schedule a visit.


WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Ann Pardes, director,
914-698-2767
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes).
Mamaroneck

WJC's Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers programs for children birth to age 5. Our developmentally appropriate program provides a balance between preparing for the future and living fully in the present, in the context of a caring environment. Children learn through discovery, multi-sensory, child-centered, and rich adult-child interactions.


WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Whitby Children's House is a premier early education program that embraces the Montessori method. Students are empowered as readers, writers, and critical thinkers to become joyful learners. The program begins in Stepping Stones (18 months-3 years) and continues in Primary (ages 3-5) where older students take on leadership roles.


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