• WELCOME

    We offer quality nursery and pre-kindergarten education to

    Forest Hills and the surrounding Queens, New York community.

     

    New for September 2017: FREE 1/2 DAY PRE-K classes.

    (Available for our Pre-K Students: 1 added hour of Specialized Instruction in French/Music, Art and STEM (Science/Math)

    PM Nursery Classes include specialized French/Music program.

     

  • About

    Our early childhood programs at The Church in the Gardens are consistent with research that supports learning through play and center-based activities. Our curriculum is designed to address the multiple intelligences of each student and supports every child as he/she becomes a successful, lifelong learner.

  • Information

    Curriculum

    We offer a diversified, multicultural program; a print-rich environment; hands-on, developmentally-appropriate small group instruction; a music/movement program that promotes fine and gross motor skills; and reinforced acceptance of others by teaching the basic strategies for coping with issues that may arise when our students enter elementary school.

    Schedule

    Both Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten begin in September and continue through June. Classes take place Monday through Friday. Parents may register their children for either the A.M. or the P.M. sessions.

     

    NURSERY SCHOOL

    Morning Session: 9 – 11:30 A.M.
    Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 3 P.M.

    New for Fall 2017: Music program for PM classes included!

     

    PRE-KINDERGARTEN

    Morning Session: 9 – 11:30 A.M.
    Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 3 P.M.

    New for Fall 2017: Music program for PM classes included!

     

    OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL HOUR PRE-KINDERGARTEN

    Pre-K students may register for an additional hour of specialized instruction in art, music & movement, science, math and literacy.

    Morning Session: 8 - 9 A.M.

    Afternoon Session: 3 - 4 P.M.

     

    We follow the NYC Department of Education Calendar.

     

    Facilities

    Our comfortable and air-conditioned classrooms are organized into learning centers that provide a variety of opportunities for creativity, exploration, and discovery. Children have access to developmentally appropriate toys, puzzles, games, and arts and crafts—as well as a library, math/science centers, painting easel, sand/water table and dramatic play area.

     

    We provide an indoor gym program and outdoor play areas to support physical well-being, as well as to provide hands-on instruction as our students learn the important skill of following directions.  All activities are well supervised by our professional and qualified staff members.

    Tuition

    Tuition is $7,000 for the academic year September-June. A deposit of $500 is required. Please note that only the afternoon sessions of nursery will be receiving a $500 rebate plus a music program component.

     

    If your child is enrolled in either Pre-Kindergarten program and you wish to enroll them for the optional additional hour, the cost is $750 per quarter. The fee is due on a quarterly schedule.

     

    The tuition’s balance may be paid in four equal installments due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

     

    History

    The Nursery School started in 1980 as a cooperative playgroup. It has been licensed by the New York City Bureau of Day Care as a Nursery school since 1990.

  • Contact

    Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour.

    50 Ascan Avenue
    Forest Hills, NY 11375
    718-268-7980