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Preschools, Nursery Schools, & Pre-K Programs in Brooklyn

Preschools, Nursery Schools, & Pre-K Programs in Brooklyn

Find the best early childhood education program for your child in Brooklyn.



Start your search for the top preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs in Brooklyn. See the full list of early childhood classes here.

One of parents’ biggest concerns is ensuring their kids get a good education—and enrolling your child in the best preschool for them sets the foundation. After all, educators and child development experts say early childhood education offers kids advantages long after they leave their preschool classroom and helps set them up for success in school and beyond. Preschool helps young children learn to face social interactions, develop social and emotional skills, boost resiliency and curiosity, get ready for classroom learning, understand the concept of a routine, and more. The good news is there are plenty of quality preschools in Brooklyn to choose from for your child. You’re sure to find the perfect preschool for your child in Dumbo, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Sheepshead Bay, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Marine Park, Flatbush.

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Day Care & Child Care

KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS
Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan,
833-905-3276
Opening soon:
Park Slope KinderCare
Cobble Hill KinderCare


For 50 years, KinderCare Learning Centers—America’s largest, most accredited childcare provider—has been creating safe, encouraging environments where kids can learn, grow, and build confidence for life. New centers are opening soon in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Visit us at kindercare.com/nyc or call 833-905-3276 to learn more.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY
Locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island,
Email [email protected]

Lightbridge Academy is The Solution for Working Parents® providing the Gold Standard for health and safety in a nurturing environment for infant, toddler, and preschool age children. Our proprietary curriculum embraces every moment as another opportunity to learn and unlocks every child's potential. 

PS FAMILY NYC
Locations Throughout Brooklyn and Queens,
718-701-1707
Email [email protected]

PS Family NYC, an agency funded through the DOE, is responsible for managing one of the largest Family Child Care Networks in NYC. We work directly with in-home child care providers to build their businesses and help families find high-quality, low-cost, or free childcare to fit their family's needs.

Preschools

CITY KIDS
240 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn
718-885-4404
Email [email protected]

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Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, City Kids is a brand-new, two-story, modern preschool where education has been reimagined for kids ages 2-5. City Kids also offers afterschool programs, camps, birthday parties and events in their second-floor, dedicated enrichment spaces for kids in Pre-K through 5th grade.

BROOKLYN GLOBAL PREP
423 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
732- 924-5432
Email [email protected]

We are a child-centric haven that utilizes language immersion, creating a path for happy, diverse, open-minded thinkers. We have an integrated curriculum that seamlessly weaves together the acquisition of social, emotional, and academic skills, learning of co-constructed content, and building of community in dual languages.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
185 Court St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
718-858-5100 ​
Email [email protected]

Nestled in the heart of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a diverse community committed to educational excellence serving students age 2- eighth grade. Our Twos and Preschool programs feature mixed-aged classrooms, beautiful Montessori materials, and a curriculum responsive to students' needs. 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS - BROOKLYN AND QUEENS
718-965-7380
Email [email protected]

Your child deserves a Catholic School education. More than ever, educating the minds and hearts of our children is vitally important. We invite you to visit with a Catholic school near you to learn about faith based and value centered education with a track record of academic excellence.

DGK PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email [email protected]

Our Nursery and pre-K programs are designed to meet the needs of young children. Your child will gain the skills, knowledge, and approaches to learning that are necessary for kindergarten in a variety of ways. They will engage with their peers, adjust to routines, solve problems, learn and use new vocabulary throughout the day in our learning centers.

DILLON CHILD STUDY CENTER
239 Vanderbilt Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
718-940-5678
Email [email protected]

The Dillon Child Study Center, located on the campus of St. Josephs College in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, offers half- and full-day programming for ages 2-5 based on the child development approach. With spacious, sun-filled classrooms and a beautiful outdoor play area, each childs development is fostered in all areas.

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
Locations throughout Brooklyn,
718-965-7300

Your preschooler will benefit from an engaging and faith-based education to start out in the right direction.  We invite you to learn about a Catholic Academy or Parish School near you.   Registration is open now! Visit us at catholicschoolsbq.org.

ELITE MINDS MONTESSORI
117 Union St., Carroll Gardens
347-916-1433
Email [email protected]

Elite Minds Montessori is a private preschool in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn for children ages 2-6. At Elite Minds Montessori we offer a nurturing multilingual (English and French) environment where children can develop their unique skills and potential by engaging their minds in art, music, and play in a traditional Montessori setting. 

KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS
Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan,
833-905-3276
Opening soon:
Park Slope KinderCare
Cobble Hill KinderCare


For 50 years, KinderCare Learning Centers—America’s largest, most accredited childcare provider—has been creating safe, encouraging environments where kids can learn, grow, and build confidence for life. New centers are opening soon in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Visit us at kindercare.com/nyc or call 833-905-3276 to learn more.

THE LEARNING LADDER
2082 Utica Ave., Flatbush, Brooklyn
347-288-9218
Email [email protected]

The Learning Ladder is a friendly, secure place where children happily learn while playing. We help children accomplish goals in a caring, positive environment. Curriculum includes music and movement, language development, science exploration, creative arts, gross motor play, fine motor and self-help building, early reading skills, quiet and dramatic play.

LIFE AUDREY JOHNSON
272 Moffat St. , Brooklyn
718-574-0130

Pre-K for All, Head Start, and Early Learning Programs are available. Free Covid-safe, in-person, remote and blended education offered for children 2.9-5, five days a week from 8am-6pm for eligible families. D.O.E. curriculum followed, indoor/outdoor play space and free nutritious meals are available. Our teachers are certified, staff is bilingual.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY
Locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island,
Email [email protected]

Lightbridge Academy is The Solution for Working Parents® providing the Gold Standard for health and safety in a nurturing environment for infant, toddler, and preschool age children. Our proprietary curriculum embraces every moment as another opportunity to learn and unlocks every child's potential. 

MONTESSORI DAY SCHOOL OF BROOKLYN
237 Park Place, Prospect Heights
718-398-2322

Since 1977, MDS has followed a Montessori philosophy to guide and inspire a joy of learning both in and outside of the classroom. We are an inclusive preschool program that values diversity, excellence in early childhood education, and continuous learning. Hours are 8am-3pm with extended day available.

MUSE ACADEMY
126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn
929-400-1751
Email [email protected]

MUSE Academy's Preschool Program provides a joyful introduction to school with a student-centered academic preparation combined with a rich mix of arts and play. MUSE offers daily classes in music, dance, visual arts, and Spanish starting in Pre-K 3. Attend a virtual open house or contact their admissions team.

PS FAMILY NYC
Locations Throughout Brooklyn and Queens,
718-701-1707
Email [email protected]

PS Family NYC, an agency funded through the DOE, is responsible for managing one of the largest Family Child Care Networks in NYC. We work directly with in-home child care providers to build their businesses and help families find high-quality, low-cost, or free childcare to fit their family's needs.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email [email protected]

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics designed to meet the common core standards and a vibrant arts and extracurricular program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
718-630-1001

Email [email protected]

Stepping Stones offers an independent educational curriculum focusing on developing a love of learning for ages 2-5. Stepping Stones has been providing care for more than 18 years. Classrooms are equipped with age-appropriate materials where children experience music, art, dramatic play, block center, puzzles, libraries, storytelling, outdoor play, and nature walks.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street), Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
718-238-7676
Email [email protected]

Every child deserves a champion who connects with them and helps them to become the best that they can be. At Treasure Island our staff are champions for all children, helping each child to become a confident, motivated, engaged learner. The program promotes social competencies, active thinking, and problem-solving skills.

URBAN STRATEGIES INC., EARLY LEARN PROGRAM
Urban Strategies Early Learning
1091 Sutter Ave. (at Atkins Avenue), Brooklyn
1084 Elton Street (at Flatland Avenue), Brooklyn

Urban Strategies UPK Program
255 Atkins Ave., Brooklyn
1405 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn

718-235-6151
[email protected] [email protected]

Urban Strategies Early Learn Program provides childcare and Head Start services for children ages 2-5. Urban Strategies is a safe and supportive Early Learn Program that promotes discovery and growth. It combines state-of-the-art facilities with a nationally recognized early childhood curriculum. We collaborate with families to help achieve pre-kindergarten readiness.

VISITATION ACADEMY
8902 Ridge Blvd., Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
718-680-9452
Email [email protected]

Beginning in pre-kindergarten, students are exposed to a number of strategies in literacy and math. Daily art activities include painting, watercolor, collage, clay modeling, and drawing. Students explore literature themes through stories, songs, flannel-boards, and crafts. Each week students participate in religion, music, physical education, French, and art. Daily outdoor play!


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