First Presbyterian Church

Preschool in New York, NY 10011

12 West 12 Street
New York, NY 10011
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The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School was founded in 1952 by The First Presbyterian Church to provide a non-sectarian program of early childhood education to children of members of the Church and the community. The Nursery School is a part of the Church as well as a part of the Churchs ministry to serve its members and the greater community.
The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School welcomes and celebrates all children of God. The school serves families of various configurations and different ethnic religious and socio-economic backgrounds as a reflection of the diversity and inclusiveness of the Church and greater community. In a school community based on caring and respect for others we recognize and are enriched by the unique individuality of each of our members.
The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is committed to nurturing students confidence curiosity and passion for learning. Its program expands awareness and understanding of the world and builds independent thinking. The school strives to address childrens different learning styles and develop each childs potential by promoting individual exploration and group collaboration on projects of interest. The learning of basic skills occurs with targeted support from teachers preparing students for the next step in their education.This transition is supported by our faculty and administration.

Child Ages:
2 years - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Nursery School follows the progressive educational philosophy of developmental interaction with inspiration from the Reggio Emilia preschools. The “Reggio approach” reminds us to look at children’s competence and potential rather than their limitations. Focusing on what children can do (instead of what they cannot do) leads to higher levels of thinking and performance.


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