Best Preschools in New York City

Why These Preschools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Preschools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Cathedral Parkway Towers Preschool

Cathedral Parkway Towers Preschool is a private early childhood learning center that has been helping children learn and thrive for more than 30 years. The company's teachers have years of professional experience and are passionate about helping kids grow, providing stimulating and engaging lessons designed to encourage exploration and creativity. The company's program is designed to give children aged two to four the skills and confidence needed in the school years ahead, and many graduates of Cathedral Parkway Towers Preschool have gone on to attend prestigious kindergartens throughout the city.

New York, NY 10025


Elements Preschool

Elements Preschool is an education center in New York City that caters to children from 3 months to 5 years. The facility offers a dynamic environment for children where they have opportunities to learn and grow around nature. The education approach is nature-based and young learners get to enjoy exploring their surroundings in open-air outdoor classrooms. Elements Preschool provides large open areas with an herb and vegetable garden, an elevated treehouse, and a full-equipped mud kitchen.

New York, NY 10002


French Institute Alliance Française Preschool

French Institute Alliance Française Preschool is a team of dedicated early childhood education professionals that provide a warm and enriching environment for children to learn and grow. The company French immersion program helps children learn completely in French, providing essential skills for life and school. Early learning programs are available for toddlers starting at age one to prepare younger children for preschool, and the company's programs include a range of subjects, including math, science, art, cooking, and essential motor, social, and interpersonal skills.

New York, NY 10022


Maryel International Preschool

The friendly, certified educators at Maryel International Preschool provide a unique bilingual educational environment for children aged two to five. The company's curriculum teaches children in both English and Spanish, giving young minds important tools and skills for school and life. The teachers are committed to giving every child the highest quality of education, including social skills, language arts, music, and math, all tailored to the child's age and abilities. Classes are available for preschoolers and kindergarteners, as the company also offers a Spanish immersion summer camp.

New York, NY 10016


Milestones UWS Preschool

Milestones UWS Preschool is a small private preschool with a caring, experienced staff and a philosophy of encouraging individuality. The company's teachers provide individualized attention to each child, giving kids the freedom to learn and explore at their own pace and gain critical social and thinking skills. The school is located in the director's spacious, secure, private home, and accepts preschool children aged two to three, as well as Universal Pre-K children ages three to four. Customers can find daily schedules and enrollment information on the company's website.

New York, NY 10023


Open Arms Preschool

Open Arms Preschool is an early childhood learning center with a caring, experienced staff and a play-based curriculum for fun, enrichment, and education. Customers can choose from a range of classes, such as drop-off preschool classes for kids aged two to four, playgroups for babies and toddlers up to 30 months, and extended day programs that let kids socialize, play, and learn about subjects like science, yoga, and art. New customers can download the new student application form from the company's website.

New York, NY 10010


Pusteblume International Preschool

Pusteblume International Preschool provides a unique learning environment for young children, offering an innovative, non-profit German and Spanish language preschool to families throughout Manhattan. The company's curriculum is designed using research-based knowledge in early childhood development, creating a nurturing environment and age-appropriate activities to encourage physical, social, and mental development. The company also offers after-school and Saturday classes, fun, immersive summer camps for German and Spanish learners, and weekend open playdate sessions. Customers can call or email the company to request information about admissions.

New York, NY 10011


Reade Street Prep

Reade Street Prep is a team of dedicated early childhood educators that provides an engaging environment for growth and learning. The company's innovative curriculum includes language learning in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, and uses a balanced approach to making learning fun, challenging, and enriching. The company offers a range of mid-day and after-school enrichment programs for kids aged three to twelve, including subjects like yoga, handwriting and penmanship, and language immersion. Kids can also participate in the company's December Outer Space Camp.

New York, NY 10007


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