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Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Pre-K Programs on Long Island

Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Pre-K Programs on Long Island

Find an early childhood education program for your child in Nassau and Suffolk counties.


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UPDATED September 2019: Preschool, nursery school, and pre-K is a crucial time for toddlers to get their first experiences in school and transition smoothly into kindergarten. Preschool curriculum may consist of pre-literacy activities, language development, math, musical groups, physical education, fine and gross motor activities, socializing with other kids, and more to help them as they progress into elementary school. Find preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, including Baldwin, Bellmore, Great Neck, Hicksville, Huntington, Old Brookville, Oyster Bay, Roslyn, Syosset, and Williston Park in Nassau County and Commack, Dix Hills, East Northport, East Setauket, Southampton in Suffolk County.

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ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
1116 Main Road, Aquebogue
631-722-2170
600 South Service Road, Dix Hills
631-271-0777
14 Research Way, East Setauket
631-331-6400
168 Hill St., Southampton
631-283-3272


Providing quality, affordable daycare and special education services since 1988. Creating a natural learning environment fostering each child’s development. Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education evaluation site and provider. Preschool special education, integrated classes, daycare; classes taught by NYS special education and early childhood teachers, and certified daycare staff.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks Developmental Preschool is a NYS-approved provider of special education preschool services, serving Suffolk County for more than 36 years. Our special education classes follow NYS Learning Standards for preschool special education. The preschool curriculum encompasses pre-literacy activities, language development, math concepts, fine and gross motor activities, and peer socialization.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
Multiple Locations,
516-280-2479

Catholic Elementary Schools offer one of Long Island’s best childcare alternatives for students age 3 through kindergarten with a warm, loving, and accepting atmosphere. Some schools offer Mommy & Me classes for students as young as 2. You’ll find safe and warm classrooms, certified teachers and trained aides, and curriculum that invites students to embrace reading and learning skills that will serve them throughout their academic career. The schools offer before- and after-care to support working parents, state-of-the-art technology to challenge developing minds, and a Christian environment to reinforce values.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
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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.

EAST WOODS SCHOOL
31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay
516-922-4400

East Woods, in Oyster Bay, is a private school for age 2-eighth grade. We are a friendly community of students, faculty, and parents that feels more like one big family. We have been inspiring confidence, excellence, and kindness since 1946. We develop confident, motivated, and kind leaders.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL
99 Central Park Road, Plainview
516-349-1966

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is the leading Christian preschool in Plainview providing fully licensed year-round daycare, school year, and summer camp programs for children ages 6 weeks-5 years. Specific educational offerings include infant day care, toddler programs, nursery, and pre-kindergarten classes. We welcome families of all faiths and backgrounds.

GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Green Vale is Long Island’s premier and largest coed, independent elementary school for pre-nursery through eighth grade. A program of exceptional academics and small class sizes is combined with emphasis on athletics, visual and performing arts, and character education at every grade level.

HASC HEBREW ACADEMY FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
321 Woodmere Blvd., Woodmere
516-295-1340

HASC provides an enriching preschool experience in an integrated setting for children ages 3-5. Our language based classrooms focus on language, play, social and motor development. If you are looking for a caring supportive preschool that can offer your child a well-rounded program, look no further than HASC!

HOLY CHILD ACADEMY
25 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
516-626-9300

Holy Child Academy is a premier, independent Catholic school, for children of all faiths, from toddler-eighth grade. Exceptional teachers provide an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that develops a child's love for learning. The average class size of 14 honors the learning style and pace of each child.

IVY PREP EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OF DEER PARK
80 W. Industry Court , Deer Park
631-667-3507
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Ivy League Learning Academy Preschool Program is designed to allow children to grow and develop into lifelong learners. Our certified teachers and specialized curriculum embrace each child's individuality. The pre-K program focus is on preparing children for kindergarten. We make sure all children are on track with developing socially, cognitively, communicatively, and physically.

KIDDIE PLAYLAND
310 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-294-0111

Our preschool program is designed for ages 18 months-4 years. We offer flexible half-day programs. Our curriculum includes circle time, learning the alphabet, shapes, numbers, colors, learning centers, art and crafts, music and movement, and playtime at our indoor playground.

M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore
516-221-1330


171 Eileen Way
Syosset
516-496-7765


"A Rainbow of Programs all under one roof." Full daycare offered (Syosset), nursery school, infant and toddler classes, afterschool gymnastics, enrichment, cooking, sports, and dance classes (ages 20 months-12 years). Extended day (Syosset), summer day camp, afterschool care for grades kindergarten-fifth (Syosset), Kids Night Out (Bellmore), and birthday parties available.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
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A wide range of academic and social experiences for toddlers-kindergarten preparing students for future endeavors. Extensive curriculum includes classes in science in our STEAM Science Center, computers, balanced literacy, Math, music and art, physical education, and library-all on our 15-acre campus. Before- and after-care and lunch available.

POSEY SCHOOL
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700
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Posey Preschool in Northport offers a unique preschool experience for ages 2-5. We are a play-based, arts-centered, hands-on preschool where students experience dance, art, and yoga classes during the school day, as well as age-appropriate academics. Small class size, NYS- and CPR-certified teachers. 9am-12pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 631-757-2700.

SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown
631-265-3334

Smithtown Christian Preschool has been in existence since 1972. In all curriculum areas of our three- and four-year-old programs, emphasis is placed on inspiring love for one another as explained in God’s Word-the Bible; developing a love for learning; developing the ability to think logically, make associations, and solve problems independently.

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-360-0185
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St. Patrick's Preschool program for ages 3-5 is available for half- and full-days. Students are offered music, religion, foreign language, and a comprehensive curriculum. We follow NY State Common Core Curriculum. Providing young children an opportunity to play, explore, and engage in multi-faceted learning activities under the guidance of professionally-trained teachers.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH ROSLYN CHILDCARE CENTER
1579 Northern Blvd., Roslyn
516-626-0293

At Trinity Episcopal Church Roslyn Childcare Center, we specialize in pre-K, preschool, and all-day quality childcare. We are licensed for children from 6 weeks-5 years. Our commitment is to provide a loving, positive, spirited setting that builds self-esteem, and forms character and a positive self-image.

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
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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.

YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
855-2YMCALI (962254)
Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue


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Enrolling now for preschool and school age childcare programs! At the YMCA of Long Island, we believe the values and skills learned at an early age are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Our programs provide an environment for children to learn and grow.Learn more: https://ymcali.org/programs/child-care/early-childhood-preschool-program.

YMCA OF LONG ISLAND - PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
Bay Shore, Glen Cove, Huntington, and Patchogue ,
855-2YMCALI (962254)
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We provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop social and problem-solving skills. Our preschool programs are designed for ages 2-4 and include art, science, music, math and reading readiness skills, fitness, and circle time. Registration for 2019-2020 is now open. Visit ymcali.org for more details.


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