Your 2020 Guide to Preschool | Sound Shore Moms of Westchester

The groundwork for successful experiences in the education system is largely established before Kindergarten even starts.

Choosing a preschool can be a daunting task. There are a lot of factors that play into this decision, and the importance of each factor is different for every family. Of course you consider the quality of the education, but what does that mean exactly? There’s class size, student to teacher ratio, instruction time, program and curriculum, religious affiliation, proximity to home and so much more. This year we also have the added complexity of COVID compliance and virtual and hybrid learning. Fortunately, Westchester is home to so many exceptional preschools to choose from. To help you understand your options, we put together a list of some of the best preschools in our area.


At CCNS our philosophy is to treat every child as a valued member of the community. We recognize that every student has “unique potential” and meet our students “where they are”so they can grow and build confidence.
CCNS is committed to not only preparing our students for kindergarten but to also planting the seeds needed for them to grow as lifelong learners.  CCNS believes that a blend of both traditional and child driven emergent curriculum units promote the development of a well-rounded, thoughtful “student for life”.
CCNS encourages our students to cultivate a love of self and of community. Our greatest hope is to impart our students with a solid social/emotional skill set that is needed for their well-being as they continue their great journey through childhood and beyond!
We offer half day programming, and we can partner up with the excellent enrichment programs available in our community should you wish to coordinate a longer day for your child.


At Community Synagogue, we believe the purpose of an early childhood program is to provide a sensory rich environment where children feel safe to explore, experiment and ask questions. We offer children technology free experiences that feed their senses and support mindfulness for themselves and the world around them. Communication and language are crucial to a child’s education and are key in supporting early literacy. Equally important to our program is the development of social and emotional skills and the understanding of kindness, empathy and community. Universal human values are woven into our curriculum in ways that can be appreciated and understood by young children. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation that the children and their families can carry with them to elementary school and beyond.

For more information, contact Dale Oberlander, ECC Director 200 Forest Avenue Rye, NY 914-967-7698 [email protected]



fasny private school westchester


Founded in 1980 as a one-classroom preschool, FASNY has evolved to become an international and bilingual N-12 day school educating more than 700 students on three campuses in Mamaroneck and Larchmont, New York. Preschool at FASNY is, for many students, their first exposure to a second language. Based at FASNY’s Manor campus, in Larchmont, our preschool students benefit from plenty of outdoor recreation space. The full-day program is designed to stimulate curiosity, promote creative thinking, and develop social skills in a caring and nurturing environment. Language acquisition is at the heart of FASNY’s preschool program. No previous French required! 
Virtual Open Houses
Pre & Lower School – November 18, 6pm
Middle & High School – November 23, 6pm



Established in 1980, German International School New York, an independent Pre-K (age 3) through Grade 12 college preparatory program, offers German-English bilingual education with an emphasis in the sciences and arts.  GISNY’s Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs offer three- to six-year old children a bright, spacious, and nurturing environment, where they are encouraged to embrace discovery both in- and outdoors!  This fall we have introduced our new Nature-Based Early Childhood Educational (NBECE) Program for our students in Pre-K and Kindergarten, allowing our students to enjoy most of their school day outdoors on our beautiful 20 acres campus.  Children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten programs are not required to speak or understand German and will build the foundation of being bilingual by first grade. All nationalities are welcome!

Virtual Open House Dates:

Oct. 28th, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 4:15pm

Nov. 20th, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 4:15pm

Please register @

German International School New York (GISNY) 50 Partridge Road, White Plains, NY 10605 GISNY.ORG [email protected]



When young learners see education as a place to experiment, create, construct, and connect, they develop a more expansive mindset about what school can offer them. They experience education as a path of discovery, understanding, wonder, and joy. These ideas are grounded in the Reggio-Emilia inspired, project-based philosophy practiced at King School. They encourage PreKindergarten and Kindergarten learners to collaboratively explore intentionally created vibrant classroom spaces where children are actively engaged in the process of learning from the earliest ages.

Learn more on November 3 at 9:00 a.m. for King’s Early Childhood webinar and join us for our all-school virtual Open House on November 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register today!



At the Montessori Garden our goal is to nurture and expand the minds of young children by providing a safe and peaceful environment. We value cultural diversity and our teachers are dedicated to supporting and encouraging the growth of each individual child. We offer year round child care with flexible hours including early drop off and late pick up to help support working parents. Children from 16 months to 5 years of age.

“Play is the work of the child.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

For more information, contact The Montessori Garden School 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 914-948-2247


The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, the Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare

The Nurtury Montessori Schools
431 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
1146 North Ave. New Rochelle
130 Flandreau Ave, New Rochelle

914-632-6200 [email protected]


Preparing children from Pre-K to 8th Grade for academic success

Resurrection School is a parish school committed to developing within each child a genuine love of learning and a nurturing spirituality while guiding each one to make intelligent and responsible choices. Academic excellence enriched by strong Catholic values and community.

116 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580

For more information and to schedule a
private tour, please contact 914.967.1218

(18 months – 5 years)

Choosing the right school for your child is a big decision. Whitby is a co-educational independent school that provides educational continuity for children 18 months through Grade 8. The premier Whitby Montessori Children’s House program (with a 60+ year history) includes Stepping Stones for the youngest students and transitions to Primary for 3-5 years olds. WMCH and the highly-recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Grades 1-8 form the foundation that empowers Whitby students to think creatively and critically, preparing them as life-long learners and global citizens. Whitby is located in Greenwich, Connecticut on a beautiful 30-acre campus.

Schedule a private tour HERE!


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