Early Education Center

Premier Tribeca preschool and enrichment offerings for the early years.

Early Education Center

PLAYGROUND

Our 3,000 square foot playground with fixed climbing structures, slides and a rotation of equipment offers safe, unstructured play with peers.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Pairing Montessori methods and materials with custom Playgarden educational tools, we introduce first separation, daily school routine, group lessons and independent work in classrooms carefully prepared for young students.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe early education provides the foundation for all future learning. We strive to promote emotional and social growth in a nurturing environment dedicated to first separation. We are committed to instilling students with a love of learning.

Our Facility

Our preschool classrooms are designed to offer whole-child development with a Montessori-based curriculum. Students thrive in our independent work and practical life room, which includes a nutrition area and natural sensory play corner. Our movement room promotes gross motor skills through sports, yoga and dance. Our custom music room allows students to explore instruments and musical theory while our art and sensory room allows for important sensory and cooperative learning. Our facility encourages the many different learning styles and stages of our young students.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Pairing Montessori methods and materials with custom Playgarden educational tools, we introduce first separation, daily school routine, group lessons and independent work in classrooms carefully prepared for young students.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe early education provides the foundation for all future learning. We strive to promote emotional and social growth in a nurturing environment dedicated to first separation. We are committed to instilling students with confidence and a love of learning.

Our Facility

Our preschool classrooms are designed to offer whole-child development with a Montessori-based curriculum. Students thrive in our independent work and practical life room, which includes a nutrition area and natural sensory play corner. Our movement room promotes gross motor skills through sports, yoga and dance. Our custom music room allows students to explore instruments and musical theory while our art and sensory room allows for important sensory and cooperative learning. Our facility encourages the many different learning styles and stages of our young students.

Learning Pods

Learning Pods

Micro school with learning pods of up to 5 children. Drop off for 2-4 years offering early education with proven curriculum and certified teachers.

Learning Pods

Enrichment Classes

Children thrive in small, age-appropriate classes with caregivers. Classes developed by early education experts to promote development through music and movement!

Learning Pods

Summer Semester

Playgarden Prep Summer Camp offers the best of Playgarden Prep Preschool and Enrichment class programming combined! Campers will participate in structured play, art projects, educational lessons, music and sports making for a fun filled day! Our Summer staff includes some of your favorite Playgarden Prep Teachers and Coaches who are experts in preschool drop off. With flexible punchard enrollment options that can be shared between siblings, children can drop in all summer long to share in the fun with friends!

Learning Pods

After School Club

Meets 1 or 2 days per week and helps little ones between 3 - 5 years learn and cooperate with their peers. Supporting social, emotional, cognitive, academic development, and physical health, little ones are safe and supported in a small group learning environment. This learning will transfer into the classroom and support little ones group work.

Join us on the Playground!

PLAYGROUND
HOURS

Open all day, 7 days a week! Cleaned multiple times a day! 

PLAYGROUND
MEMBERSHIP

Enroll by Semester.

Playground includes jungle gyms, slides, merry-go-round, climbers, trampolines and more!

Safe, Clean, Indoor Play!

Playground is cleaned multiple times a day. Membership-only. Entry protocol includes temperature and health checks.

Join us at our events!

Playgarden Prep organizes engaging events throughout the year! For parents, we offer seminars on nutrition, applying for schools and all things parenting. Children enjoy our seasonal parties, concerts on the Playground and music in Central Park!

ENRICHMENT CLASSES - LEAR MORE

Movement (12 months-5 years)
Active classes encourage gross motor skills, balance and coordination. Children engage in peer play on obstacle courses, sports and games and enjoy yoga stretching, dancing in bubbles and music!

Music (3-36 months)
Classes introduce a variety of musical genres and instruments from around the world. Little musicians work on rhythm, rhyming and keeping the beat! Teachers instill a love of music and peer play with our custom curriculum designed to inspire young students!

Early Learning (18-36 months)
Classes introduce little ones to first educational concepts with a Montessori-based curriculum. Music, books and hands-on learning are our key components to teaching young students colors, shapes, alphabet and counting. Learn and play with us!

STEM (3-5 years)-Drop Off
Hands-on classes for little scientists that introduce math and engineering concepts with a focus on fun! Students are empowered to problem solve and create new things every week. Come learn with STEM!

PreK Prep (3-5 years)-Drop Off
Classes promote early cognitive development with Montessori-based lessons and certified teachers. Children gain confidence in an educational setting and prepare for success in preK and Kindergarten!

Learning PODS (2-4 years)-Drop Off
Small group learning in PODS of up to 6 children. Drop off classes for 2-4 years offer early education with our proven curriculum and certified teachers. Prepare for preschool or supplement early learning in our Learning PODS!

Cooking with Creative Kitchen (2.5-5 years)
(Pending description from Creative Kitchen)

SPORT FLOOR

This is where the children have their gym and PE floor. Here we focus on gross motor free play, setting up various obstacle courses and sports equipment all designed to challenge and advance large motor function.

GROUP LESSON ROOM

This is where our program focuses on our traditional and core curriculum lessons, in the form of vocabulary, language & literacy, focused science experiments, focused art projects, and simple math concepts. Children sit around the table and are led through a lesson by the teacher.

ENRICHMENT ROOM

This is our enrichment classroom, and it serves as two different parts of our curriculum; it is set up as a music and movement classroom half of the week. During these lessons children focus on learning new instruments as well as custom Playgarden Prep songs and even some fun puppet shows in our puppet theater. During this time we will also work on more guided gross motor development such as; throwing, catching, balancing, etc. For the other half of the week, this classroom is set up as a Reggio inspired art and sensory atelier. Students will be presented with various art and sensory mediums for their use in a free expression setting. Materials will rotate depending on learning themes in other classrooms.

INDEPENDENT LEARNING AND NUTRITION

In this classroom, there are two different functions and focus for the students. First, we have our snack and nutrition area. Students learn to set up, eat, and clean up snacks in a Montessori style. Each child has a snack bin containing a placemat, plate, cup, and utensils. Children are served snacks by teachers and other students, whilst working on proper meal etiquette and manners. We also participate in various nutrition lessons each week, including new food tastings, baking and cooking projects, and healthy plate initiatives. Once children are done with snack and nutrition, they are free to move into the fine motor independent area. This classroom focuses on fostering independence and small eye/hand function. Our materials are carefully placed into the environment and are swapped out based on changing development over the year. Little ones are taught to respect their materials and the environment in this Montessori style of play.

BATHROOM

We incorporate potty training into our everyday lessons and we do not require children to be potty trained upon enrollment. We treat potty training as another lesson, and independent in style. We do not change children’s diapers lying down, but instead, standing up. This includes them in the process and makes them feel more independent. Children may help hold a new diaper, or pass the wipes to help out. We always sit children directly onto the potty to see what may happen, and then reinforce for appropriate behaviors. Regardless of whether a child goes or not, we have them wash their hands as an ending to the potty process!

CURRICULUM

Playgarden Prep students thrive in carefully prepared classrooms designed to encourage independence. Children will be introduced to separation, daily routine and classroom environment. Our program employs the Montessori method to instill focus during individual work, and a more traditional method to build experience in group lessons. We strive to ready students for future success in a variety of educational settings. Potty training is practiced all year and is a vital component in preparing little ones for preschool.

Language and Literacy

Introduction to phonics, capital and lowercase letters and pre-reading.
Introduction to basic Spanish words.

MATH

Focus on number recognition, counting and early addition.
Introduces shapes, patterns and geometry to develop spatial awareness.

Science and Sensory

Sensory table activities explore sand, rocks, water, soil and other textural elements. Introduction to the scientific method, color mixing, seed to plant and basic experiments.

ART

Projects introduce a variety of mediums, styles and artists. Introduction to holding a stylus, stamping, clay, gluing and paint.

MUSIC

Focus on a new genre of music and introduces a new instrument each month. JAZZ-SOUL-CLASSICAL-REGGAE-POP-BLUEGRASS

MOVEMENT

Physical education includes yoga, dance, obstacle courses and basic sports fundamentals.
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NUTRITION

Weekly food tastings and vegan baking projects. Introduction to mindful eating, setting the table, food preparation, and food groups.

Motor Skills

Children practice letter tracing for Fine Motor and letter construction with educational tools for Gross Motor, among many activities to build coordination and motor skills.

TUITION: TRIBECA

2023-2024 School Year

Preschool Programs:
  • 3-day AM Program: $15,000 Monday through Wednesday 9-12 PM
  • 3-day Extended Day: $20,000 Monday through Wednesday 9-1 PM
  • 4-day AM Program: $20,000 Monday through Thursday 9-12 PM
  • 4-day Extended Day: $25,000 Monday through Thursday 9-1 PM
  • 5-day AM Program: $25,000 Monday through Friday 9-12 PM
  • 5-day Extended Day: $30,000 Monday through Friday 9-1 PM
Pre-K Program (must turn 4 before 11/1/2023): $35,000
  • Monday through Friday 9-2 PM
*Extended Day includes organic lunch service provided by Playgarden Prep

Playground: Open Hours

2022 Spring Semester Schedule

February 6th, 2022 – June 12th, 2022
Monday-Sunday 
9:30am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 5:00pm

2022 Summer Semester Schedule

June 13th, 2022 – August 20th, 2022
Monday – Sunday

9:30am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm

2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 6th, 2022 – January 29th, 2023
9:30am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Playground

3,000 sqft indoor playground with fixed climbing structures and slides combined with a rotation of equipment specially selected for safe, unstructured play by toddlers. Cleaned multiple times a day.
*Siblings 10% Off
*Twin 15% Off

Playground pricing

2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 6th - January 29th, 2023
Playground ONLY By Semester: $1,745+tax
Playground Add-on to Class by Semester: $650+tax

Playground Specials

School Year Special: $2,999+tax
Annual: $3,499+tax

Playground

3,000 sqft indoor playground with fixed climbing structures and slides combined with a rotation of equipment specially selected for safe, unstructured play by toddlers. Cleaned multiple times a day. 
*Siblings 10% Off
*Twin 15% Off

BECOME A MEMBER

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After School Club: ENROLL

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SUMMER PROGRAMS 2021

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Summer Semester: Enroll now

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LEARNING PODS: ENROLL

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ENRICHMENT CLASSES SCHEDULE

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After School Club: PRICING

2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 6th, 2022-January 29th, 2023

Fall Semester After School Club: 1 day: $2,700 / 2 days: $5,000

*Add Playground by Semester: $650+tax

After School Club

Pre K Prep:
Classes promote early cognitive development with Montessori-based lessons and certified teachers. Incorporating take home worksheets and workbooks, children gain confidence in an educational setting and prepare for success in PreK and Kindergarten!
Meets 1 or 2 days per week and helps little ones between 3 – 5 years learn and cooperate with their peers. Playgarden Prep’s After School Clubs include the following subjects:
STEM:
Hands-on classes for little scientists that introduce math and engineering concepts with a focus on fun! Students are empowered to problem solve and create new things every week.
Band Club:
Classes promote musical awareness with an intro to music theory. With each week focusing on a new genre of music and the history of music, students will use their imagination and creativity to construct DIY instruments. Students will learn how to play instruments such as the recorder and drums, promoting team building as little ones become bandmates!
Pre K Prep:
Classes promote early cognitive development with Montessori-based lessons and certified teachers. Incorporating take home worksheets and workbooks, children gain confidence in an educational setting and prepare for success in PreK and Kindergarten!
Book Club:
Classes are centered around a weekly theme and promote imaginative thinking which is vital to whole child development. Incorporating books, art, music, learning and play, little ones will learn to master phonetics, handwriting and pre reading skills that prepares little ones for independent reading.

Summer Programs 2022: Class

Summer Programs 2022: Enrichment Classes

June 13th - August 20th
Monday
10:30am - 11:15am Music - Mixed Ages
3:15pm - 4:00pm STEM - 3-5 years (drop off)
Tuesday
10:30am - 11:15am Movement - Mixed Ages
3:15pm - 4:00pm Movement - Mixed Ages
Wednesday
10:30am - 11:15am Early Learning - 18-36 months/td>
3:15pm - 4:00pm Hip Hop - 3-5 years (drop off)
Thursday
10:30am - 11:15am Music - Mixed Ages
3:15pm - 4:00pm Early Learning - 18-36 months
5X Class Punchcard: $250
10X Class Punchcard: $450
Playground Add On: 340.00

Summer Semester

Summer Programs 2022: CAMP

June 13th – August 20th
Ages 2-5 years
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

5X Camp Punchard – $625
10X Camp Punchard – $1,250
20X Camp Punchard – $2,250
30X Camp Punchcard – $3,200
40X Camp Punchcard – $4,150

Playground Pricing:
June 13th – August 20th:
Playground add-on – $340+tax
Playground only – $585+tax
*10% sibling discount
*15% twin discount

Birthday - Playgarden Prep

Important Reminders

Playgarden Birthday Party Rules and Policies:
  • All attendees above age 12 who enter our facility must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and always wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
  • Socks are always required for adults and children on the carpeted areas.
  • No food or drinks on the carpeted areas.
  • All child guests must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Standard Party Package: 15 Children included (may go up to a maximum of 20, $25 per child past 15 – $100 per extra child past 20)
  • Blowout Party Package: 25 children included (maximum capacity is 25, $100 per extra child past 25)
  • All Birthday Party deposits are half the price of the party package and non-refundable
  • Guests must check in at the front desk before entering the party space. Temperature checks and a health declaration must be filled out upon arrival.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult in the carpeted area – This adult is responsible for the child’s safety and behavior.
  • Socks are required for all children and adults.
  • No food or beverages permitted on the carpeted areas.
  • No outside toys permitted on the carpeted areas or playground.
  • No sick children or adults permitted. Playgarden Prep staff or management will assess symptoms of illness, and if deemed necessary in the sole discretion of Playgarden Prep staff, such guests and/or adults will be asked to leave and return once well for the safety of all.
  • No hitting, kicking, pinching, biting, spitting or other physical or verbal abuse of other children or Playgarden Prep staff members permitted.
  • No changing diapers in any area other than designated Restrooms.
  • Guests will use wipes and disinfectant to keep the playground clean.
  • When attending the playground, strollers must be stored neatly or valet parked with Playgarden Prep staff.
  • Guests are requested to report any damaged equipment to the staff immediately.
  • Party Clients will be held responsible for any damage to the Playground and its equipment, or any injuries caused to others in the playground, to the extent such damage or injury is caused by the Client.

Standard Package - $1,500+tax

STANDARD PARTY TIMES: Saturday’s
10:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-2:30pm, 4:00-5:30pm
  • 1.5 hours in our downstairs Sports Floor and Party Zone
  • 15 Children included 
  • 3 coaches to run activities
  • 15 Cupcakes and a 8″ Round Cake from Billy’s Bakery
  • 2 Large Cheese Pizzas from Il Mattone Pizzeria
  • Mini water bottles for the children

Blowout Package - $3,000+tax

BLOWOUT PARTY TIMES: Saturday’s
12:00pm-2:00pm, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • 2 hours with use of our Upstairs and Downstairs playground and Party Zone
  • 25 children – *25 is Playgarden Prep’s maximum capacity
  • 4 coaches to run activities
  • 25 cupcakes and a 8″ Round Cake from Billy’s Bakery
  • 3 Large Cheese Pizzas from Il Mattone Pizzeria
  • Mini water bottles for the children

LEARNING PODS

2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 13th, 2022 -January 26th, 2023

Children are placed into small groups of 6 little ones that take place in a clean, safe classroom environment. The program consists of 1.5 hours of early education and development 2 days per week. Our curriculum focuses on language and literacy, art, movement, music, and sensory lessons.
Schedule

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Tuition

$3,000
*add on Playground for an additional fee

ENRICHMENT CLASSES PRICING

2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 6th, 2022-January 29th, 2023

Fall Semester Enrichment Class by Semester: $1,349
Add Playground by Semester: $650+tax

Learning Pods

September 6th, 2022-January 29th, 2023

Fall Semester: 1 day: $2,000 / 2 days: 3,000

After School Club

September 6th, 2022-January 29th, 2023

Fall Semester: 1 day: $2,700 / 2 days: 5,000

45 minute Enrichment Class + Playground Specials:

School Year Special: $3,499
Annual Membership: $4,499

Playground

3,000 sq ft indoor playground with fixed climbing structures and slides combined with a rotation of equipment specially selected for safe, unstructured play by toddlers. Cleaned multiple times a day.

Fall Semester Playground by Semester: $1,745+tax

  • Siblings – 10% Off
  • Twins – 15% Off
  • Second Class – 10% Off

ENRICHMENT CLASSES SCHEDULE

2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 6th, 2022-January 29th, 2023
Monday
9:30-10:15am Music 12-36 months
10:30-11:15am Early Learning 18-36 months
3:15-5:00pm After School Club 3-5 years (Drop Off)
3:15-4:00pm Stem 3-5 years (Drop Off)
4:15-5:00pm Band Club 3-5 years (Drop Off)
Tuesdays
3:00-4:30pm Learning Pods 2-4 years (Drop Off)
Wednesdays
9:30-10:15am Early Learning 18-36 months
10:30-11:15am Music 12-36 months
11:30- 12:15pm Movement 12-36 months
3:15-5:00pm After School Club 3-5 years (Drop Off)
3:15-4:00pm Pre-K Prep 3-5 years (Drop Off)
4:15-5:00pm Book Club 3-5 years (Drop Off)
Thursdays
9:30-10:15am Movement mixed ages
10:30-11:15am Music mixed ages
3:00-4:30pm Learning Pods 2-4 years (Drop Off)