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A Guide to Daycares, Preschools & Private Schools in Westchester

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Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there it’s hard to know what may be the best fit since each child grows and learns in their own unique way. To help, we’ve put together our first annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools & Private Schools in Westchester. We hope to provide you the opportunity to research the perfect fit your family’s needs. Whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation or otherwise – we are thrilled to provide this resource. Please support our sponsors! 


KinderCare has space for kids ages 6 weeks to 4 years old at their brand-new Columbus Avenue center on the Upper West Side! Their curriculum is designed by early childhood experts, and their menu is full of nutritious, made-from-scratch food to help kids grow up healthy and strong. In their classrooms, your child will find a place where they can build a skyscraper, cook an imaginary feast or heal a teddy bear’s runny nose. They’ll find teachers who believe in them, who give them the freedom to be themselves, try something new, make new friends, and build confidence for life. See their beautiful new center in person! Schedule a tour today at (888) 525-2780 or


Rye Presbyterian Nursery School is a non-denominational preschool for children ages two through five. They work collaboratively with children to create long-term projects and investigations around their ideas, delving deeper into what interests the children. They integrate learning goals for each age group so every child is nurtured, supported, and challenged as they prepare them for elementary school. They offer classes that meet two, three, four, and five days a week, as well as the possibility of lengthening your child’s day through various extended day options.


Garden House School of Briarcliff is a premier, private preschool for children ages 2 through 6 years. Their educational philosophy and curriculum is to educate, encourage, and inspire early learners while supporting their physical, emotional, and social growth and development. With small class size, qualified teachers, and bright, sunny classrooms, they provide a warm and nurturing environment where all types of learners can thrive. Originating from their New York City and London Schools, Early Reading and Writing Programs, as well as Ballet and French instruction are unique aspects of the curriculum. Please contact the school office at 914-941-0404 or email: [email protected] for more information and to schedule a private tour.

With the mention of Westchester County Moms Blog you can tour the school and receive complimentary reading materials from their Little Readers Reading Program.


With over 44 years of experience in early childhood education, Landmark Preschool has developed an inspiring curriculum that engages, empowers, and educates children ages 1-4 years old. Their highly trained, nurturing teachers understand how children develop and learn, and offer one-on-one instruction to help each child grow intellectually, physically, and socially. Their carefully designed curriculum weaves literacy activities, math concepts, handwriting, and process art into each amazing day. Included are special subjects such as Spanish, music, movement, science and technology, and plenty of outdoor recess to support your child’s exploration of the world. All within the historic Bedford Presbyterian Church located on the Village Green. 




Iona Preparatory School is Westchester’s only all-boys, PK4-12 Catholic school, preparing young men for success for over 100 years. Rigorous academics with three levels of study, a personalized and comprehensive school counseling and college advisement program, unique Christian service and leadership opportunities locally, nationally and internationally, championship athletics, and an array of activities provide students with the foundation for success in college and in life. Come for a visit and see the Iona Prep Difference for yourself.





Thinking of changing schools? Are you moving to a new home? Interested in helping your child succeed academically in a safe, structured learning environment? If so, now is the time to invest in a Catholic education. Catholic schools provide a curriculum based on faith, respect, and service to others; and Math/ELA proficiency test scores have outpaced New York public schools for each of the last five years.

Online admissions for 2020–21 open on December 4! Apply before April 15, 2020 and save $100/child in registration fees! Or book a Touring Tuesday date or personal tour at any of 32 Westchester/Putnam schools.




Cara’s Corner Daycare {Eastchester}

A licensed, registered, and insured Family Daycare Facility. Cara provides full-time, part-time, and before/after school care.

For Kids Only {Briarcliff Manor}

They are committed to providing high quality, child-centered care in a safe and nurturing environment. They offer full- and part-time care for children ages 3 months to 12 years. Flexible programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s working parents.

The Goddard School {Hastings on Hudson}

They are more than a typical daycare; they are a year-round school committed to providing a safe, play-based learning environment for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-kindergarten through the school year and summer.

Koala Park Daycare {Tuckahoe}

Built on a foundation of family values, it is a place where parents, children, staff members, as well as the community, come together as a family, one unit, to create a trusted and safe environment where children can play, learn, and grow.

Mount Kisco Child Care Center {Mount Kisco}

Providing high quality, affordable care and early education to a diverse group of children in a safe, healthy environment through innovative and developmentally appropriate programming. Caring for ages 3 months to 11 years old, in full day care, before school, after school, and summer camp programs. 

Yorktown Child Care Center {Cortlandt Manor}

They provide a safe environment in a home-like atmosphere with consistent care giving. Young children require and deserve individualized attention, and for this reason, their group size is small and separate for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.


A Child’s Dream {New Rochelle}

Their goal is to create a secure and structured environment where your child enjoys socializing and interacting with other children while learning.

Ardsley Community Nursery School {Ardsley}

They believe children learn through carefully planned play experiences that include songs; arts and crafts; language, phonemic awareness and literacy; science and exploration; computers; multicultural humanities; and independence and social skills. The school curriculum centers around integrated activities based on weekly themes that reflect the interest of their students.

Butler Nursery School {Yonkers}

They offer a curriculum designed to foster student growth, stimulate their curiosity, and challenge their mental and physical needs. They encourage the development of socialization skills and building self-esteem while respecting each child’s uniqueness.

Chappaqua Friends Nursery School {Chappaqua}

Here imagination, learning, and friendships take flight. Friends is a community where relationships flourish. In an atmosphere rich in kindness and simplicity, children are empowered to realize their potential through growth-focused explorations of self and world, awe and wonder.

Discovering Me Nursery School {Larchmont}

They strive to broaden children’s horizons, enriching their ways of learning and developing their skills. These skills are developed through many fun learning experiences such as block building, painting, coloring, creative play, manipulatives, finger plays, play-doh and the many age appropriate toys in their play ares as well as daily arts and crafts which reinforce the lesson of the day.

Jennie’s School {Mount Kisco}

The play-centered environment offers every opportunity for each child to explore, learn and grow according to his or her timetable. Teachers begin the process of integrating each child into a classroom environment by teaching the importance of sharing, respecting the feelings and space of others, and following directions.

Katonah Village Kids {Katonah}

Each class is designed around a child’s natural love of play. Their intentional play-based curriculum fosters social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Through play, children create new worlds, build connections, and explore creative solutions.

Ridge Street Country School (Rye Brook}

Their program is multifaceted, fun, and varied. Everything that they do is hands-on and interactive. They learn by singing, creating, cooking and exploring. While building a strong foundation for each child, they encourage a lifetime love of learning.

St. Matthew’s Preschool {Bedford}

They provide a vibrant and developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 2-5. Their dedicated teachers are nurturing and supportive and provide a dynamic, thematic-based program which stimulates curiosity and discovery, and generates enthusiasm.

Trinity Preschool {Hawthorne}

A safe and nurturing environment with a warm and caring staff. They take great pride in providing a positive preschool experience and supporting each child enrolled in reaching his/her full potential.


The Chapel School {Bronxville}

Their goal is to provide academic challenge and excellence, as well as character education and opportunities for social, emotional and spiritual growth in the safest and most nurturing environment.

Hackley School {Tarrytown}

An independent, college-preparatory, nonsectarian, day and boarding school for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. At Hackley, learning occurs inside classrooms, art studios, libraries, and practice rooms, on the boarding corridor, playground, practice fields, and dining hall. 

The Harvey School {Katonah}

A college-preparatory program that fosters lifelong learning and inspires students to develop the confidence and leadership qualities necessary to succeed in a diverse, competitive, and changing world.

Hudson Country Montessori School {New Rochelle}

A non-profit, non-sectarian, private school that offers educational and child-care services in a Montessori setting for children 8 weeks through grade 8. With more than 25 years of experience they have a centrally located and child-friendly campus, affordable tuition, and full and part-time enrollment options.

The Milestone School {Mount Vernon}

An independent Nursery through grade 4 day school that prepares students for a lifetime of learning. Their highly enriched curriculum will take your child through this first and most important “milestone” in his or her education.

Rippowam Cisqua School {Bedford}

At RCS, students develop the social, emotional, and intellectual skills young minds need to embrace new ideas, overcome challenges, and confidently problem-solve. Upon graduation, RippKids are uniquely prepared to chart their own paths as independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders. 

Soundview Preparatory School {Yorktown Heights}

Soundview’s purpose is to provide a college-preparatory education in a supportive environment that requires rigorous application to academics, instills respect for ethical values, and fosters self-confidence by helping each student feel recognized and valued.

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    sex October 18, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

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