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

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

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



Start your search for the top preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs on Long Island. See the full list of early childhood classes here.

One of parents’ biggest concerns is ensuring their kids get a good education—and enrolling your child in the best preschool for them sets the foundation. After all, educators and child development experts say early childhood education offers kids advantages long after they leave their preschool classroom and helps set them up for success in school and beyond. Preschool helps young children learn to face social interactions, develop social and emotional skills, boost resiliency and curiosity, get ready for classroom learning, understand the concept of a routine, and more. The good news is there are plenty of quality preschools on Long Island to choose from for your child. You’re sure to find the perfect preschool for your child in Syosset, Merrick, Port Washington, Hicksville, Farmingdale, Melville, Williston Park, Amityville, Uniondale, Hempstead, Stony Brook, Huntington, Westbury, Commack, Plainview, Mineola, Rockville Centre, Bethpage, Islip, Smithtown, Massapequa, Freeport, Roslyn, Hewlett, Lawrence, Dix Hills, Merrick, Jericho, Hamptons, Port Jefferson, and more.



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Day Care & Child Care


IVY PREP EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OF DEER PARK
80 W. Industry Court , Deer Park
631-667-3507
Email deerpark@ivyprep.org

Licensed daycare dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and enriching environment for the care of your young ones. Our dedicated staff work to get to know every child to develop a trusting bond. We strive to give the best possible care to all children ages 6 weeks to pre-K.


KIDS OF MOUNT SINAI AND MILLER PLACE
37B Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
631-331-5351
Miller Place
43 Echo Ave.
631-403-4790
kidsofmillerplace.com


Locally owned and operated, “KIDS” is dedicated to the care, development, and education of children in our community. Children enjoy and progress from a curriculum of language, math, science, computers, music, creative arts, dramatic play, and outdoor learning. Programs include: infant care through pre-kindergarten, before- and after-care, and summer camp.


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.


MOMMYBITES NANNY BOARDS
1501 Broadway 12th floor, New York
Email mommybites@mommybites.com

Mommybites is a community that connects expectant, new, and young moms to resources, education, expert parenting tips, fun family activities, job opportunities, childcare, and each other.


TEMPLE SINAI NURSERY SCHOOL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRIGHT HORIZONS
516.621.8708

Temple Sinai Nursery School in partnership with Bright Horizons provides exceptional care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our curriculum enriches the social, emotional, and physical development of each child while incorporating Jewish values. Our center is equipped with a state-of-the-art SmartBoard Table, puppet stage, library, and a Culinary and Art Studio. We offer flexible scheduling.


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.


VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown
516-490-3301

Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC) operates a childcare center where children play, learn, and grow together to become the best that they can be. Licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for young children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at VCLC's Levittown site at the Gallow School.


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

Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

The YMCA of Long Island’s before- and after-school programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and hands-on enrichment experiences in a safe, structured environment for children in kindergarten through middle school. The YMCA of Long Island partners with school districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Preschools


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.


COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email info@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School offers children, 18 months to 6 years, a well-balanced and enriched curriculum which includes traditional subjects, art, and music. They are located on an estate-like setting with an outdoor playground and nature walks. Classrooms are fully equipped and spacious. Zoom classes are offered for toddler and nursery children.


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

East Woods School is a private school for students in pre-nursery through eighth grade. We provide a supportive learning environment that is as nurturing as it is rigorous. Our students are happy, kind, and respectful leaders and they are prepared for their next journey after East Woods.


EVERBROOK ACADEMY OF GLEN HEAD
209 Glen Head Road, Glen Head
866-222-0269

Everbrook Academy is a 21st century preschool, with a STEAM curriculum. We offer integrated, hands-on learning experiences. Our programs-for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-K students-ensure that children are ready for school. And ready for life. Schedule an appointment at everbrookacademy.com to meet with our principal and enroll today.


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.


HARBOR CHILD CARE
Multiple Locations in Nassau County,
516-248-9855
Executive Office: 999 Herricks Road New Hyde Park, NY

For more than 40 years, Harbor Child Care has provided a unique child care program for children ages 12 weeks to 12 years. We believe more than 20,000 children have experienced a warm, kind educational environment, and curriculum that readies them for kindergarten and beyond in multiple locations across Nassau County.


IVY PREP EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OF DEER PARK
80 W. Industry Court , Deer Park
631-667-3507
Email deerpark@ivyprep.org

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.


KIDS OF MOUNT SINAI AND MILLER PLACE
37B Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
631-331-5351
Miller Place
43 Echo Ave.
631-403-4790
kidsofmillerplace.com


Locally owned and operated, KIDS is dedicated to the care, development, and education of children in our community. Children enjoy and progress from a curriculum of language, math, science, computers, music, creative arts, dramatic play, and outdoor learning. Programs include: infant care through pre-kindergarten, before- and after-care, and summer camp.


LITTLE SPONGES CHILD LEARNING CENTER
1000 Shames Dr., Westbury
516-385-3003

At Little Sponges we use a variety of age appropriate activities and school district curriculums to help each individual child reach their potential. These curriculums follow the guideline of approval of The National Association of the Education of Young Children. The program meets the changing needs of individual children by providing a safe and appropriate environment that is both challenging and stimulating.


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.


POSEY SCHOOL
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700
Email poseyschoolofdance@gmail.com

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.


PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WOODBURY NY
90 Crossways Park Drive W., Woodbury
516-921-3300

Primrose Schools has finally planted its flag on Long Island! Coming this fall, Primrose School of Woodbury NY–a brand new, state-of-the art, accredited early education school, serving children from infancy through pre-K, as well as before- and after-school programs for elementary aged kids.


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
Email spyouth@optonline.net

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.


TEMPLE SINAI NURSERY SCHOOL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRIGHT HORIZONS
516.621.8708

Temple Sinai Nursery School in partnership with Bright Horizons provides exceptional care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our curriculum enriches the social, emotional, and physical development of each child while incorporating Jewish values. Our center is equipped with a state-of-the-art SmartBoard Table, puppet stage, library, and a Culinary and Art Studio. We offer flexible scheduling.


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
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.


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

Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

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.


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