Upcoming Events

Apr 1

THE PARADOX OF MODERN PARENTHOOD, Speaker: Jennifer Senior, Author and Editor

Location: Professional Children's School,132 West 60th Street Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Apr 3

Passover/Good Friday: Office Closed

Apr 13

Independent School Kindergarten Fair

Location: Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Avenue, between 11th & 12th Streets Time: 4:30pm - 6:15pm Register

Kindergarten Admissions Panel Discussion

Location: Grace Church, 802 Broadway at 10th Street behind Grace Church School Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Register
Apr 20

Special Needs Group Discussion

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park and Lexington Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Preschool Admission Workshops

Apr 1

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Aves. Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Apr 14

Preschool Admissions Workshop - Fully Booked

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Aves. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Apr 20

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park & Lexington Aves. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Apr 21

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Aves. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Apr 30

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Aves. Time: 8:30am - 10:00am

Featured Article

  • From Two to Five: The Preschool Journey

    Ellen Ziman, Director, First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Parents know it, and brain research confirms it: every child is born with significant capabilities and virtually unlimited potential, potential that cannot be realized unless it is provided the opportunity and medium for its expression. Thus, a respectful image of the child focuses on what the child can do, without neglecting what the child has yet to learn. It is this image that should inform how we parent, how we teach and how we think about what happens to children in the explosive growth period between birth and kindergarten. It should compel us to create opportunities for them to explore and expand their own potential in ways we can’t always foresee. Click here to download the full article...

  • What to Look for in a Nursery School: The Hidden Curriculum

    by Emily Shapiro, Columbus Park West Nursery School When I speak with prospective parents during the admissions process I am often reminded that parents do not enter this process as experts in early childhood education. Some went to nursery school themselves, others did not. Most did not grow up in New York City, and simply went to their neighborhood school. Suddenly they are faced with the many wonderful choices among New York City nursery schools, and the task of understanding what the differences are: what matters, what matters to their family, what is right for their child. Parents come to us as consumers, but also as students. I don’t think I am different from most nursery school directors in that I want to work with families who will be happy at our school. We do our best to predict which of the families we meet will truly be comfortable in our community. But we also want parents to be informed and empowered in making their choices. Click here to download the full article