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The Upper East Side’s Best Preschool!

Montessori-based Preschool and Pre-K for the early years

Make your little one’s first school experience count! Receive a well-rounded education that will prepare your child for Kindergarten and life.

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Our comprehensive preschool curriculum is taught by certified teachers for students 18 months to 4 years. Choose 3, 4, or 5 days per week for consistent, in-person early education. 


Prepare your little one for kindergarten with Playgarden’s advanced early childhood curriculum, with literacy specialists  and dedicated teachers for ex-missions support.
Learning Pods

Learning Pods

Our small group learning pods (up to 8 children each) offer a transition into early education and proven curriculum, led by certified teachers.

Instill an early love of learning through our elite Preschool & Pre-K programs

Playgarden Prep ensures that little ones get a head start in life through a comprehensive curriculum, developed over 15 years by New York City’s most passionate early childhood educators, specialists, and psychologists. Students aged 18 months to 5 years old consistently achieve preparation skills for kindergarten which can place them up to two years ahead of national standards, all while they learn to socialize in a classroom setting, hit developmentally appropriate milestones, and acquire valuable life skills.

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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 who are experts in preschool drop off. With flexible enrollment options, children can drop in all summer long to share in the fun with friends!

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Our Curriculum

Preschool and Pre-K are essential for developing pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills, as well as for cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. At Playgarden, we introduce the following skills and more:

Language & Vocabulary
Early Reading/Literacy Skills
Early Writing Skills
Gross & Fine Motor Skills
Early Math Concepts
Science & Problem-Solving
Listening & Speaking Skills
Cognitive Thinking & Memory Skills
Social-Emotional Skills
Social Studies
Music & Creative Arts

Meet Your Teachers

Our teachers are knowledgeable, experienced educators who love teaching little ones. Find out more about each Playgarden Prep teacher!

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