*Remember to check out the annual preschool fair at the Parent Resource Center.
Buckley Country Day School
516.627.1910 | www.buckleycountryday.com
A private elementary school that also offers a premier nursery program and preschool on a beautiful campus. Most akin to NYC preschools (and with a price tags to match).
www.childsworldns.org | 516.883.4141
A non-religious, non-profit parent cooperative that provides programs for kids 2-4+. Parents have described Childs World as a “play-based” nursery school with a “caring and attentive” staff and “huge” playground. As a co-op, parents are expected to take an active and involved role.
www.commsyn.org | 516.883.3144
Community Synagogue receives rave reviews from many Port parents for their 3’s and 4’s programs. There is a focus on hands-on learning, socialization, and Jewish culture.
Congregational Church Nursery School
www.friendstogethernursery.com | 516.767.7020
Programs for 1.9 years to 4+ years, parents describe teachers as “warm and caring”.
www.rsns.org/gan-shalom-nursery-school/ | 516.627.0257
For ages 2-4+, their programs have been described as “small, warm, caring, and nurturing”. Jewish activities are integrated into the program through stories, music, art, cooking, and Shabbat and holiday celebrations.
www.growingtreenurseryschool.com | 516.621.9009
Family owned and operated, the Growing Tree provides Toddler, Pre-School, and Pre-K programs for children ages 2–5 with an idyllic setting situated on the Roslyn pond. They have a lot of flexibility and also offer lunch bunch and after school enrichment activities and open play.
www.happymontessori.com | 516.883.1131
Incredibly warm, fuzzy and fun, yet structured and academic, Happy Montessori is a family run school that is influenced by the Montessori philosophy. Mrs Sethi (founder) and Dr Sethi (Director) are full of warmth and thoughtful guidance. HM also offers door-to-door bus transportation and after school partnership programs. For kids 2.8 – 6 years and includes an accredited kindergarten program.
*My Spectrum School
Based on Harvard University’s Project Spectrum, My Spectrum School’s philosophy is to identify children’s areas of strength and uses this as the basis for a highly individualized and hands-on STEAM-centric educational program. Students are encouraged to discover new concepts and ideas and develop necessary skills for success in a safe and nurturing environment.
PWMama Tip: Kids go crazy for “Science Jason”. Often dressed in a lab coat, Jason is like a real life Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Pierce Country Day School
516.621.2211 | www.piercecountrydayschool.com
Amazing campus, classrooms, and facilities – Pierce offers programs for 2’s, 3’s and pre-K all offering a 5-day-per-week program. Bus transportation is available for nearby districts (Port, Roslyn, and Manhasset included).
Roslyn Trinity Co-op
www.roslyntinityco-op.org | 516.621.3380
A non-religious and non-profit parent cooperative nursery school that offers programs for 2 years to 4+ years. Teachers are described as “warm and compassionate”. As a co-op, parents are expected to take an active and involved role.
St Peter of Alcantara
1327 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, New York
www.stpeterofalcantara.org | 516.883.6675
Offering programs for children ages 2-4+, one mom described the teachers as a “big hug”.
Temple Beth Israel
www.tbiport.com | 516.767.1708
Programs for children ages 2-4+. Parents have described the program as “community oriented” and the teachers, who all have advanced degrees, as “well trained, creative and fantastic” with a focus on nature and arts.