At York Avenue Preschool our philosophy is based on the idea that children are self-driven learners who benefit most from the stimulating exploration of their environment. Peer interactions in combination with this exploration create a dynamic learning experience.

Our curriculum is an integrated, theme-based approach. Through careful observation, the teachers become attuned to the interests of the children and provide materials to appropriately support each child’s learning. We believe that it is important to introduce new concepts, skills and themes to ensure that the children are experiencing a range of activities that further support their growth and development. 

Lessons are hands-on and interactive, designed specifically with the appropriate age and developmental level of the children in mind. We value the balance between play and structure. We also emphasize the development of social skills and a strong image of self. This balanced curriculum allows for teachers to differentiate their instruction to support the individual child’s strengths and abilities. 

York Avenue Preschool teachers work with each child to help them feel supported in their learning styles, safe in their environment, and nurtured in their uniqueness.

York Avenue Preschool welcomes our families to be partners in learning. Parents are involved in all school functions, classroom celebrations, parent-teacher conferences, and all Parent Association sponsored events. The fulfillment of our school’s mission is complete with the involvement and participation of all of our parents.

York Avenue Preschool is a private independent, not-for-profit coeducational preschool, licensed by the Department of Health, Bureau of Daycare of the City of New York, and chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.

We are a member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Parents League.



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