Finding the right preschool for your child may seem like its not a big deal, but with so many great options in New York, you as a parent can help set your child up for success in life at an early age. Considering academics, and your child’s’ have to be at the forefront of your search. But what often makes a child’s’ experience is the teachers and adults around them, making the right environment for your child to excel in the classroom. If you reside on the Upper East Side, here are some schools to consider:
The International Preschool
Opening in 1963, The International schools was founded as an outreach to recently relocated families to NYC. Today, the school is a recognized leader in the early childhood education community. They believe by sharing aspects of their native culture through music, dance, food, language, and dress, children will expand their knowledge and understanding of the world.
Also being active in the community, TIP welcomes Parents to be a vital part of their community and are encouraged to share their family’s traditions and customs, participate in social events and fundraising activities and become involved in parent education programs.
Arc En Ciel
A French bilingual preschool located in Upper East Side, Arc En Ciel welcomes students from all cultures and backgrounds and always value their identity and heritage. Their French and English speaking teams motivate and guide students in becoming independent, confident, and caring in a bilingual setting. Arc En Ciel was created in 2014 with 2 different age groups provide a rigorous academic bilingual French program inspired by the Education National curriculum in France. Their mission is to “provide a warm, nurturing environment for our international students. Welcoming children from all cultures and background and always value their identity and heritage.”
The Goddard School
Committed to providing the highest level of education for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten children Goddard school is more than a daycare and is located in a state of the art facility. Teachers utilize a unique curriculum to teach your child in a fun and loving environment. The Goddard School has used the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.
The franchisor of The Goddard School is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems by Franchise Times. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, The Goddard School franchise currently licenses more than 470 franchised Schools with more than 65,000 students in 37 states, including the Upper East Side of New York.
Bridge Community Playschool
Bridge Community Playschool is a small, neighborhood school that nurtures confidence and responsibility in children while exposing them to the world through play-based learning. Believing strongly that children should be given opportunities to explore and discover at their own pace, without the added pressure to perform.
They nurture your child’s natural curiosity and support their social, emotional, physical and cognitive developmental process in a personal way. Your neighborhood preschool located on the Upper East Side offers a stimulating early care and education experience, where children, beginning at ages 2.9 through Pre-K, will enjoy socializing and learning through play
The Caedmon School
The Caedmon School is dedicated to creating and maintaining a community to embrace and explore differences and commonalities, and the challenges they may present. Committed to ensuring that Caedmon families feel a sense of belonging, valuing the different identities among us. Caedmon seeks to cultivate a caring, respectful, and safe environment, in which bonds are forged across potential barriers of human difference, advancing compassionate, responsible, courageous citizens.
The curriculum at Caedmon reflects the highest standards of the most competitive independent schools, yet the children meet these standards within an environment that is carefully designed to promote independence, self-guided learning, and personal responsibility. They are guided by firm, patient teachers, who take into account individual learning styles, developmental paces, and motivating interests.
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