Child Care & Schools

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Briarcliff Nursery School has provided a developmentally appropriate education since 1947. Our students are encouraged to think creatively and critically, the foundation of academic achievement.  The school is located on 2 beautiful acres. Each well-equipped classroom is large, bright and inviting.  Our experienced and highly qualified staff creates a nurturing and challenging environment. Students don’t just hear how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, they watch it happen. Our hands-on curriculum is planned for the group with special attention to each child’s needs. Our goal is to help create a life-long love of learning.  For information, call 914-941-4373, or visit

Chabad Preschool is a place where young children receive a warm and enriching preschool experience providing them with the foundation to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. Our preschool center is a place where a child’s sense of wonder is cultivated. Their curiosity and desire to explore the world around them and our Jewish traditions is encouraged and supported. They are inspired to seek answers to their questions and weave together stories that explain the world around them and their purpose in this world. Children experience weekly visits by specialist who teach yoga, gymnastics, music, art and gardening. Classes are located at the Chabad Jewish Center at 133 Railroad Ave. in Bedford Hills. For more information go to or call 914-666-6065.

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Convent of the Sacred Heart is an independent Catholic school for girls in kindergarten through grade 12, with a co-ed preschool and prekindergarten program at The Barat Center for Early Childhood Education. Our child-centered program, rooted in the Creative Curriculum model, offers our youngest students a natural transition from home to school and builds a solid foundation for future success in school and in life. We teach the whole child – socially, emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually – within a challenging, yet nurturing community environment. For more information, please contact the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or visit

Elmwood Day School has been providing excellent early childhood education to Lower Westchester since 1957. We strive to create an environment that allows each child to feel safe, known, comfortable, and accepted. We offer morning and afternoon classes for children ages two through first grade. Enrichment opportunities include Young Authors, Drama Around the World, Cooking, Sports, Art, Science, and Young Architects.  Our integrated curriculum, based on New York State standards, fosters abstract and concrete thinking skills. Spontaneous play, teacher-directed, and child-initiated activities help children develop a strong awareness of themselves and the world around them.  For more information, contact Jane Arcaya, Principal, at, 914-592-8577 or visit

At the Child Care Council of Westchester — a trained Child Care Specialist is available to assist all parents with their child care needs.   Call us at 914-761-3456 ext 140 for 24/7 access to child care or go to   The Council’s Referral Department will provide brochures to distribute to parents and/or come to your organization or business to discuss Quality Child Care or other topics that assist parents. Contact Nicole Masucci at or 914-761-3456 ext 139.  Child Care Council of Westchester, 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583, or visit

At the Hoff-Barthelson Preschool children learn to focus, concentrate, listen and observe keenly from their twice weekly music and movement classes in Dalcroze eurhythmics. The full curriculum introduces numbers and language arts, science and nature, dramatic play, cooking, sand and water play, and outdoor play. The Preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment which promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children as experienced teachers build toward readiness for kindergarten.  Student/teacher ratio: 7/1. Both teachers are fully state certified with MA Degrees, early childhood education.  Threes: Monday – Thursday, 12:30 – 2:45 pm. Fours: Monday-Friday, 8:45 – 11:30 am. 914-723-1169  Visit

Jewish Family Congregation Early Childhood Center is a warm community school in beautiful surroundings offering Creation Station for 12+ months and classes for ages 2-5.  Your child will achieve a love of learning by investigating through hands-on play and interacting with children and our nurturing professional teachers. Our curriculum delves into interest areas using language, literacy, science & math materials, creative arts and cooking. Our beautiful large playground offers many opportunities for riding bikes, climbing, running and exploring. Jewish culture is enjoyed while celebrating Shabbat and Jewish Holidays through stories, songs and foods. Weekly enrichment includes Music, Yoga, Storytelling and Nature.  Please call Fern Tannenbaum for information and to schedule a tour at 914-763-3028 or visit

Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Welcome your child into our loving family

Since 1971, MKCCC has been serving families and children with its inventive, cutting edge, and comprehensive day care programs.  Today, over 30 years later, we continue to promote each child’s intellectual, physical and social development.  Mount Kisco Child Care Center, 95 Radio Circle, Mt Kisco, NY 10549,,, 914 241 2135.

Early Childhood Programs. The New Canaan Nature Center’s programs foster hands-on learning about our natural world, teaching our children to enjoy and care for their environment. Nurturing Nature: Designed to introduce two and three-year-old children to the delights of nature. Beginner`s Nature Program: The “BNP” is a nature-focused preschool offering classes for three, four and five-year-olds. Environmental education is integrated into a curriculum which addresses each child`s individual needs. Discovers: Age 3: The Discoverers program for three-year-olds stresses developmental activities. Trail Blazers: Ages 3 – 4 Focus is nature and the environment. Explorers: Ages 4 – 5: The four and five-year-old Explorers focus on active learning situations. Call (203) 966-9577 or visit

Where Children Learn to Love Learning
The Ossining Children’s Center’s teachers strive for a sense of extended family in partnership with parents. We work to support parents who are juggling their roles as family breadwinners and nurturers. And we understand that our relationships with the children entrusted to our care are crucial to their healthy emotional and cognitive development. Our programs serve children ages six weeks through fifth grade. Enrichment activities for our pre-shoolers include gardening, music, dance and movement, gymnastics, and nature study. Our school-age youngsters enjoy arts and crafts as well as cultural and recreational field trips. 90-92 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, 914-941-0230.


Since 1972
Our Montessori School in Yorktown and Carmel provides a highly individualized, rich experience for children from six weeks through sixth grade. The teachers celebrate children’s natural love of learning and help them realize that the sky’s the limit. Besides reading, writing, math, history, and science, the program includes art, ballet, chorus, dance, instrumental music, physical education, drama, Latin, French and even chess: am and pm extended day and monthly Parents’ Night Out are available.  Visit our website at or call (914) 962-9466 for a DVD or visit.

St. Matthew’s School in Bedford provides preschool students (ages 2-5) with a child-centered program of education, meeting every student at his or her own level, while ensuring the children develop the skills and self-confidence necessary to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Our hands-on curriculum stimulates curiosity and generates enthusiasm while providing a balance of developmentally appropriate activities: active/quiet, free/structured, and individual/group. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of enrichment opportunities such as nature walks, cooking experiences, music classes, Spanish lessons, and yoga instruction. For more information visit our website, or contact us to arrange a tour at 914.234.7890 or

The Early Childhood Center at Temple Sharaay Tefila features spacious bright classrooms, state of the art outdoor playground, and an organic garden. Our curriculum offers an opportunity for children to develop and expand their knowledge based on age-appropriate exploration, investigation and observation of the world around them. Our creative and nurturing environment follows a curriculum that instills pride and love of Judaism. The children strengthen their Jewish identity through songs, stories and holiday celebrations. Our program is available for two, three and four year-olds, as well as a Parenting Center for children 3-30 months old.  Call 914-666-3188 or email ECC Director Beth Kiffel at ECC Temple Sharaay Tefila, 89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners.  Visit

A Jewish education for your child when you don’t belong to a Synagogue.
Celebrating our 50th year, The Children’s Jewish Education Group (CJEG) is a cooperative school developed and run by parents. We specialize in families who are looking for an alternative to Temple-Based Hebrew School. CJEG has a wide range of members who live in Westchester and southern Connecticut. The school provides a way for children to connect with their Jewish heritage.   Call 914-502-2381 or visit  We look forward to meeting you. Shalom!

The Garden Road School: Preschool Kindergarten, First and Second Grades.  Comprehensive Literacy Program * Singapore Math * Essential Qualities Program * Art * Music * Dance * Theater * Hands on Experiential Learning.  138 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY  914 827 0451