Preschools and Nursery Schools

Preschools and Nursery Schools may be licensed and regulated by New York State, although it is not required if the program is less than three hours per day. Preschools generally offer a good child care option for parents who are looking for a social and learning environment for their child on a morning or afternoon schedule. Preschools enroll children from ages two years, nine months to five. There are various types of Preschool Programs available – from a traditional program to a program that follows a Montessori or Reggio Emilia approach. Knowing your child’s needs will help you to determine what type of Preschool environment will best suit her/him.