Your 2019 Guide To PreSchool - Rye & Rye Brook Moms

The groundwork for successful experiences in the education system is largely established before Kindergarten even starts.

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
[email protected]

We provide a safe and nurturing environment that teaches age appropriate activities for social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development all under our loving faith of God. Our primary goal for children is to get along well with others and become enthusiastic learners. We want children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners. 

The Dougherty Early Learning Center at GCS is unique in many different ways. We see each child as an inventor, problem solvers, discoverer while motivating their natural curiosity. Our curriculum fosters all areas of a child’s development with small and large groups and balances small and large group learning, structured and independent activities, small and large motor play as well as quiet time. Our preschool children also take part in many of GCS’s enrichment classes such as gym, music, foreign language, art, and library. There is a transitional preschool class that has a modified pre curriculum to foster a child’s different learning needs. The transitional pre k class has a small student to teacher ratio to focus on each child’s learning process for a successful learning outcome. 

We use effective teaching approaches that are also developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for young children. Teachers have open communication with parents and encourage parental involvement.

Admission to the Dougherty Early Childhood Center at Greenwich Catholic School is a multi-step process and begins in the fall for the following year.
We welcome families at our Open House on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 AM.
Visit to RSVP!

Get an early start on excellence at Iona Preparatory Lower School, where your son can begin his college-preparatory journey starting from pre-kindergarten at age 4 in Westchester’s only, PK-12, all-boys program. With a more than 100-year tradition of academic excellence, Iona Prep develops young men into moral and ethical leaders who are dedicated to Christian service and who strive for spiritual, intellectual and physical excellence.

Iona Preparatory School invites students and parents to “Discover the Iona Prep Difference” this fall during a series of Open Houses and “Gael for a Day” shadow experiences. Upper School Open Houses will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, from 12-3 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. for grades 9-12. A Lower School Open House will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. for grades PK4-8.

Iona Preparatory is also now accepting registrations for the its “Gael for a Day” student visits. This affords prospective students of all ages the opportunity to spend a day with one of our young men, truly experiencing life as a Gael. Early registration is encouraged, as “Gael for a Day” visits fill up quickly. Parents are also encouraged to schedule their own tours.

For more information, visit or write to [email protected]

Begin your academic journey in the King Lower School where our excellent, caring Faculty help students develop a foundation of skills vital for future learning and success. Faculty are deeply committed to King’s approach to teaching and learning. We believe knowing students well is crucial for learning, because students who feel known and understood are more likely to engage fully.

At KTI Early Childhood Program we offer a warm, creative, and loving environment where children spend their days learning, exploring and growing. Licensed by the OCFS and accredited by NAEYC, we create a safe and rewarding, play-based school where each child’s individuality can shine. 

Take a tour and meet our amazing staff. Visit our classrooms, beautiful playgrounds and teaching garden.

KTI Early Childhood Program
575 King St, Port Chester, NY 10573
914-939-1010 (press 1)
[email protected]

We at Liberty Montessori School realize how very important these early years are for learning. In our supportive and encouraging atmosphere, each child is free to inquire, discover and learn.

 We have been serving the community for over 34 years and our “home away from home” setting inspires individuality, creativity, and spontaneity.

We work closely with parents, and the children to share and enjoy cultural experiences which give global vistas to broaden horizons and open a window of understanding and respect for all.

Contact us at  [email protected] or call (914) 777-1382 (Mamaroneck) (914) 636-3461 (New Rochelle)

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, the Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare

The Nurtury Montessori Schools

2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont

1144 North Ave., New Rochelle

1146 North Ave. New Rochelle

130 Flandreau Ave, New Rochelle 


[email protected]

Registration is now taking place for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please call 914-967-2073 or email [email protected] to set up a tour. 

RPNS is in its 61st year of serving preschoolers in the community.  We are a progressive preschool that works collaboratively with children to create long-term projects and investigations around the student’s ideas, delving deeper into what interests the children. We have learning goals for each area of development that we integrate into our studies, so every child is nurtured, supported, and challenged. To prepare our students for elementary school, we use a phonics-based literacy curriculum. It is important to us that we help the children develop the critical thinking skills necessary to become independent and enthusiastic lifelong learners.  We offer morning and afternoon programs for two, three, four, and five year olds.  Our morning and afternoon sessions have the same goals and activities at each of their respective age levels. There is also the possibility of lengthening your child’s day through various extended day options

The Barat Center for Early Childhood Education is a special place on the Sacred Heart Greenwich campus. We invite prospective parents to spend the morning in Barat Center as you shadow our three-to-five year old boys and girls. During this interactive experience, you will learn about our enhanced Early Childhood curriculum, meet Head of Lower School and Barat Center faculty, and experience first-hand the learning environment and family-friendly atmosphere created to honor our young learners!

Whitby’s Children’s House program is dedicated to educating the youngest learners, and their motto is “Follow the Child.” What does that mean? In well-ordered, developmentally appropriate classrooms, under the guidance of expertly trained, experienced and caring teachers, children’s own love of exploration allows them to take the lead in their learning.

Attend Whitby School’s Open House and experience first hand how their student-driven program inspires children 18 months+
Whitby School Open House
Sunday, November 4 at 1 p.m.

Register HERE

Early Childhood Exploration Programs at Whitby
Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 18 at 9:30 a.m.
(Register HERE)

Rye Y Pre-School Enrichment Program
Sports, Art, Cooking, Swimming & More!
1, 2 or 3 day program: Morning or Afternoon

Contact Kathy Lynam at 967-6363
or email [email protected]

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