Read about some fantastic early years centers and preschools

Finding the best early years learning centers and preschools in the city for your requirements is no easy task, especially when there’s so much choice out there. Below are some fabulous ones offering everything that you would want for your child, and more!


Explore + Discover

Explore + Discover is an innovative Early Learning Center for Infants & Toddlers.  We provide an environment in which a highly professional staff ensure that children are able to thrive as confident, creative learners. We are committed to social learning and a responsive curriculum tailored to the mind’s eye of each child. Our model provides the basis for our child-emergent and arts-centric curriculum; each classroom is specifically geared to fuel the creative learning process for infants & toddlers.  We provide care for children 3 months to 3 years old.

The Explore + Discover approach focuses on professional staff, social learning, a beautiful facility and a vibrant parent community—the bedrock of a great experience for our youngest children.

The foundation of our approach is respect. For inspiration we look to two distinct approaches to early childhood education and care: Magda Gerber’s Educaring approach (commonly known as the RIE approach) and the Reggio Emilia approach.

RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) is a California based organization which promotes the work and thought of child expert Magda Gerber and her mentor, the Hungarian Pediatrician Emmi Pikler.

Reggio Emilia is a town in Northern Italy renowned for high quality preschools and infant toddler centers.

Explore + Discover
444 2nd Avenue,
NYC, 10010

Website | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 212-867-3386


Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is an early childhood facility offering summer and fall programs for children ages two to five. Stepping Stones is a safe and secure childcare facility with an educational curriculum that focuses on developing a love of learning. Close personal attention to each child is essential to providing an educational experience for all children; therefore adequate personnel ensure each child has the proper supervision. Children at Stepping Stones will engage in large and small muscle activities, sensory and discovery exploration, social interaction and creative expression. Stepping Stones is equipped with age appropriate activities where children experience music, art, dramatic play, housekeeping center, block corner, sand and water play, puzzles, table games, library, storytelling, outdoor play, computer time and field trips.

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday August 16th at 245 86th Street. 5pm to 7pm.

Stepping Stones Nursery Childcare New York City NYC

Stepping Stones Nursery School
245 86th Street,
Brooklyn,
New York 11209

Stepping Stones – The Next Step
9321 Ridge Boulevard,
Brooklyn,
New York 11209

WebsiteEmail | 718.630.1000


43rd Street Kids Preschool

43rd Street Kids Preschool is a progressive school with an integrated curriculum developed with a Bank St. approach and influenced by the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy. We have programing for children 9 months to 5 years. Our morning, afternoon and full day preschool classes, for 3’s and 4’s, offer an enriched and stimulating curriculum in a nurturing environment. Preschoolers have swim lessons twice a week as well as gardening, music and creative movement. Programs for 1’s and 2’s include adult/toddler classes and a “drop off” class for 2 year olds. Over the course of 9 months our toddler classes offer an opportunity for children and adults to bond with each other and the teacher, while exploring art activities, sand & water, blocks, dress-up, songs, stories and more. Classes for 2 year olds include a weekly swim lesson. Our exceptional staff members have backgrounds in early childhood education and extensive experience working with children. They continually strive to grow as teachers through conferences and workshops. 43rd Street Kids is a parent co-operative school with an option to enroll without joining the co-operative. We are licensed by the City of New York and have served the community for over 30 years.

43rd Street Kids Preschool
484 W 43rd St
New York
NY 10036

Website | Email |Facebook | 212 564-7496


New York Preschool

New York PreschoolThe NY Preschool, founded in 2001, provides children with the opportunity to build confidence and express their individuality through artistically enriching, intellectually stimulating and physically challenging activities.

The NY Preschool classroom, a warm and welcoming home base for learning through stories, songs and art, is paired with a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility. Our unique learning environment sparks physical growth and discovery while our award-winning curriculum, which combines the traditional and progressive, supports each student’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. We offer a unique learning environment and innovative curricula for Pre-2s, 2s, 3s and 4s.

Our programs have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and we are fully licensed by the New York State of Department of Education. NY Preschool is a New York UPK/Pre-K (New York City Universal Pre-Kindergarten) provider at select locations.

Visit nykidsclub.com or call 347.706.4700 to learn more.

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