2021 Preschool Guide! | Rivertowns Moms

Community Nursery School

At Community Nursery School we offer developmentally appropriate curriculums for young children in all areas of a child’s development: physical, emotional, social, and cognitive. We have a caring, qualified staff trained and experienced for work with young children – who are always ready to learn more. We take pride in our separation policy which gives both parents and children a chance to get to know us and feel comfortable being here.

We have a great outdoor play area where young children are free to explore and expand their physical development and growth. They can climb, run, swing, and whet their curiosity about nature. Plus we also have an indoor play area, for those rainy, cold days. This is a place where no one uses an inside voice. It is equipped with a large sandbox and an indoor gym with slides, tunnels, steering wheels, etc. for those young muscles and physical needs that don’t subside with bad weather.

Community Nursery School is a place to be a part of a group, to play, learn, participate, and share as a member of a group, the essence of living in society. Whether we’re cooking, painting, dressing-up, building, or swinging, socializing is always taking place. We work hand in hand with our parent committee to establish policies for the nursery school as well as plan social events for our families. 

We follow all New York State Department of Health requirements for COVID and our staff is fully vaccinated. 


Set up a visit today to learn more about our 2s, 3s, and 4s programs!

Community Nursery School

[email protected] or 914.693.9072 

343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Early Childhood Center at Temple Beth Shalom

Founded over 25 years ago, TBS Nursery School was created in response to Temple Beth Shalom’s strong commitment to future generations. Our mission is to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of our students while building a community for their families.

Classes include a caregiver+me for toddlers, 2s, 3s, and 4/5-Pre-K classes, team-taught by dedicated, collaborative, passionate professionals who value continued learning and are committed to the growth of each and every child. Our classrooms support learning through play, and encourage group inquiry in a dynamic setting. Sensory exploration, art, music,  problem-solving, outdoor play and nature are constants in our classrooms. Our park-like setting offers multiple outdoor playspaces, to allow for inspired time outside in varied environments. Beyond the daily schedule, we also welcome music, art, sign language, yoga/mindfulness, and environmental education/nature specialists to provide further enrichment.

All classrooms meet 5 days a week from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Extended Day is available for our 3s and Pre-K programs until 2 pm Monday – Thursday. Contact us, and you will quickly learn why our school is a beloved program in the Rivertowns, and is often recommended by our local school districts as one of the best preschools in the area. 

Open House:
Sunday, Nov.7th 3-4PM at Temple Beth Shalom

Tuesday, Nov 9th 9:30-10:30 via ZOOM

Register HERE

740 North Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 10706


[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]

Mazel Tots at Scarsdale Synagogue

Mazel Tots® at Scarsdale Synagogue provides a warm and stimulating environment, which encourages children’s curiosity and helps them to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our warm and nurturing staff will guide the children through a curriculum filled with a variety of child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun and friendly. The children’s spiritual growth will be enriched by the study of Jewish holidays, traditions and family values. We also offer a group of special activities such as sports and games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, art atelier, dance and more!

We have two beautiful playgrounds and gardens, plus a fully equipped indoor play space featuring ride-on toys, gym equipment, giant blocks and stepping stones just to name a few!

Our Early Childhood Program serves children from 18 months through those Kindergarten-bound!   In an effort to keep our students and staff healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions according to NYS Department of Health,  NYSOCFS and CDC Guidelines.

For more information please contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Program Director

Mazel Tots® at Scarsdale Synagogue

914-723-3001 or [email protected]

 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 1058 914.725.5175

Shames JCC Early Childhood Center

The Shames JCC Early Childhood Center currently offers programs for 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s and follows an emergent curriculum, finding inspiration from Reggio Emilia. Daily activities are about exploration and discovery; exploring with senses, asking questions, testing theories, making plans, and thinking deeply. Much of the day is spent in outdoor learning environments and the natural world—children use these different learning spaces for activities involving nature, stories, construction, mathematical reasoning, and music. We feel it is essential that we make every effort to keep our children in touch with the Earth; its natural rhythms, the changing of the seasons, its beauty and mystery.

Shames JCC Early Childhood Center

371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591


[email protected]

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The Little Red

The Little Red is a Preschool and modern children’s learning center offering diverse, innovative, and stimulating classes to explore, imagine and create together.

The Little Red

17 Cedar Street,

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


[email protected]

WK Pods

WhizKidz Tutoring for Preschoolers, led by Certified Teachers with Masters Degrees in 1 to 1 sessions or small groups through WK Pods.

Safe, in-home, personalized learning, all subjects plus fresh-air fitness, games, theater and more!

Schedules to fit your needs, daily, weekly, for ages 18 months-5.

WK Pods

For more information, visit www.whizkidztutoring.com or contact [email protected]


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