2021 Preschool Guide | Rye & Rye Brook Moms

Babbling Brook Pre-K

Babbling Brook Pre-K is a warm and nurturing environment committed to your child’s growth and well-being.  The small class size and home environment foster a love of learning and prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond.

The program is taught by a dual certified NYS elementary general and special education teacher.  The curriculum is project based learning with a focus on phonics, reading and math. Integrated lessons in science, civics, social and environmental studies make learning engaging and fun!

The program takes place in a dedicated teaching space within a home in Rye Brook with ample indoor and outdoor space for learning and play.

Visit our website at www.babblingbrookprek.com to learn more.
Contact BonnieJeanne at [email protected] or 646.256.3235 to schedule a private tour.

The Children’s School Preschool

The Children’s School. When it comes to education, we celebrate the adage: Don’t save the best for last. Decades of research have proven the early years are the most important in a child’s entire education. More than middle school, high school and college? Yes. Because the period from birth to age 8 is when a foundation for life is created. Deep curiosity. Interests. Passions. Skills. Confidence. Respect for others, oneself and the natural world. Put those together, and it adds up to good habits of heart and mind for a lifetime.

That is why we at The Children’s School have focused on early childhood education for 56 years, with a clear mission—nurturing good habits of heart and mind through an individualized learning program and unsurpassed teaching talent. Head of School Maureen Murphy explains, “In that time, we have melded the very best thinking about children’s astonishing capacity to learn with five decades of working with children ourselves.” 

That expertise means that each student is known and supported in our classrooms, courtesy of a 6-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Every student has a learning program designed expressly for them, with careful monitoring and record keeping that allow for swift adjustments if necessary at The Children’s School. It also means your child is immersed in a curriculum rich in music, art, science, movement, technology, books and more books, and a suite of learning materials that beckon children to play, which, as we know, is the basis of all learning for children. Our five-acre sustainable campus and state-of-the-art building and Art Barn enfold students in the wonders of discovering the world and self-expression.

Ages 3 – 8, (203) 329-8815, [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Open House: November 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact The Children’s School to arrange a private tour. Enjoy a glimpse into the school and philosophies here.

Community Synagogue of Rye

At Community Synagogue, we believe the purpose of an early childhood program is to provide a sensory rich environment where children feel safe to explore, experiment and ask questions. We offer children technology free experiences that feed their senses and support mindfulness for themselves and the world around them. Communication and language are crucial to a child’s education and are key in supporting early literacy. Equally important to our program is the development of social and emotional skills and the understanding of kindness, empathy and community. Universal human values are woven into our curriculum in ways that can be appreciated and understood by young children. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation that the children and their families can carry with them to elementary school and beyond.

For more information, contact Dale Oberlander, ECC Director
200 Forest Avenue Rye, NY 914-967-7698
[email protected]

French-American School of New York Preschool

Founded in 1980 as a one-classroom preschool, the French-American School of New York, FASNY is an international and bilingual N-12 day school educating more than 700 students on three campuses in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. FASNY’s bilingual preschool program begins at 3 years old and is play-based with an emphasis on language acquisition. The curriculum is interconnected, between themes and languages and across age groups, following the same structure, adding skills, and increasing challenges as the students go between grade levels. No French required at any level! Live Locally, Learn Globally at FASNY!


Pre & Lower School Virtual Open House – Monday, November 29, 2021 at 6pm
Contact Info if needed: 914.250.0401, [email protected] Or Visit FASNY for admission and more info

German International School New York (GISNY)

German International School New York (GISNY)
Open a world of opportunities for your child with a distinctive bilingual education and a curriculum that emphasizes the sciences.

For over 40 years, German International School New York (GISNY), an independent Pre-K through Grade 12 college preparatory program, cultivates students to develop into curious, analytical, and conscientious global citizens.

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs offer a bright, spacious, and nurturing environment, and with our Nature-Based Early Childhood Educational program our students enjoy most of their school day outdoors exploring, learning, and playing on our beautiful 20-acre campus.

Children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten programs are not required to speak or understand German and build the foundation of being bilingual by first grade. All nationalities are welcome! 


Learn more about our wonderful programs and register for our next Virtual Open House or schedule a private Outdoor Campus tour GISNY.org/admissions.

German International School New York (GISNY)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 948-6513 [email protected]

Greenwich Catholic School

Greenwich Catholic School’s Pre K Program at The Dougherty Center for Early Learning is unique in many  ways. Our curriculum fosters all areas of a child’s development. We balance small and large group learning, structured and independent activities, small and large motor play as well as quiet time. Our preschool children are fully  integrated in our school family. They take part in many of GCS’s enrichment classes such as gym, music, foreign language, art, and library. We use effective teaching approaches that are also developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for young children. 

Children come to GCS to become independent, self confident learners.

RSVP for our Winter Open House on January 30 at 1PM
Or visit GCSCT Website to schedule an In-Person Tour or Virtual Tour

Long Ridge School Preschool

With a unique focus on nursery and elementary education, The Long Ridge School is a warm, joyful environment where students excel through progressive, inquiry-based, personalized learning. When you visit our expansive, idyllic campus, you’ll find an inclusive community, where teachers, students, and parents of all backgrounds work together to guide children toward becoming compassionate global citizens.

Teachers at the Long Ridge School nurture each child’s strengths and interests—instilling confidence and leadership skills; fostering academic, social, and emotional development; and collaboratively building for each student the foundation for a fulfilling future.

Age 2 – Grade 5, (203) 322-7693

Email [email protected] or call (203) 322-7693 to set up an in-person Campus tour.

Rye Country Day School

Rye Country Day School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 co-educational, college preparatory school serving 900+ students from Westchester and Fairfield Counties and New York City. Providing an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches, RCDS offers a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. 

The School promotes moral responsibility and strength of character within a respectful, diverse, and nurturing learning community. Rye Country Day students are engaged, passionate learners, who exemplify the School’s commitment to teaching empathy, critical thinking, active citizenship, and service. The RCDS motto, Not for Self, but for Service, guides teachers, students, and families and stresses the core belief in the potential of each individual to have a positive, lasting impact.

Visit Rye Country Day for admission and more info

Rye Nature Center Preschool

Hiking the forest, catching dragonflies, digging for worms, and listening to songbirds – FRNC believes these activities are the best foundation for early childhood development. Our programs are based on the Swiss concept of forest kindergarten, which utilizes experiential, place-based, student-led activities with nature as the primary setting. Our staff creates an atmosphere that prioritizes the development of the whole child to create a dynamic for children to grow and succeed. We offer two preschool programs at Friends of Rye Nature Center

  • Five-Day Forest Preschool – Choose our morning or afternoon session (Monday through Friday)
  • Preschool Ecology – Choose one or two days a week to attend (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday Afternoons)

Our Preschool Ecology program and morning session of our Forest Preschool offer walking options to some local preschools if you are looking for full-day programs for your child.
Registration Dates: Online registration for Forest Preschool begins November 2021, Preschool Ecology will begin in January 2022.



Email Education Director, Allison Rogers, at [email protected] or call 914-967-5150 for more information or to schedule a tour.
You can also c
heck our website here.

Rye Y Early Learning Center

Rye YMCA Learning Center offers full-day care for toddlers and preschool-age children at our Locust Avenue facility. Children will have access to Rye Y amenities, including the gymnasium for sports and gymnastics and the pool for swim lessons. At the ELC, children will learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-reliance. Our caring child care team will engage children in learning and exploration using the highly-regarded “Creative Curriculum”. Children will also enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, games, sports, story time, STEM activities, healthy snacks and more!

For more information, visit www.ryeymca.org/childcare or contact Kathy Lynam at [email protected].
Financial assistance available on a sliding scale, based on need.

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