If you were counting on Universal Pre-K for your child next year and it didn’t work out, or if you have a two- or three-year-old ready to try out a preschool program in September, we’ve got you covered! Search Kidz Central Station by our preschool category, and you’ll find some fantastic preschool options for 2015–2016. Lucky for you these programs still have spots available—but probably not for long! Here are three fantastic NYC preschool programs we recommend for kids in NYC.
City Tots. This brand new, state-of-the art facility on the Upper East Side has everything. Not only does City Tots’ offerings include enrichment classes, birthday parties, and open play for kids of all ages, but they also have a preschool program for little ones 18 months up to five years old. They foster a love of learning though a curriculum that focuses on social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, with an emphasis on language and communications skills and self-help skills and work habit. City Tots also partners with several NYC private schools to help ready families for child’s education post preschool.
Wee Ones Club. You may know this favorite Murray Hill enrichment program for its mommy and me classes for kids as young as four months old, but Wee Ones Club also has a preschool program for two-, three-, and four-year-olds that provides the same warm and nurturing environment as its beloved classes. Through play-based, hands-on experiences, teachers work with kids on simple concepts such as separation from caregivers, self help skills, and health and nutrition (including hygiene). They also focus on social/emotional development, building confidence, language and literacy, and more!
Aleph Bet. Another Murray Hill favorite, Aleph Bet not only provides children with a warm and nurturing environment in which to grow and develop, but also focuses on Jewish education and giving children the opportunity to learn about their heritage and Jewish traditions and holidays. With three-day and five-day options available for two-, three-, and four-year olds, kids will enjoy an advanced curriculum for pre-reading and writing skills, play time outdoors, fun daily activities (music, soccer, dance, yoga, and baking), and more!
See a full listing of preschool programs for the 2015-2106 school year here!