Open House/ Registration:

    Tuesday, July 31st, 


    Saturday, August 11th,


    *Bring your $500 deposit to the open house

    Twos Program

    11:30 - 1:00

    Wednesday and Friday

    Caregiver must be present


    Nursery School

    AM Nursery School

    9:00 - 11:15



    PM Nursery School

    12:00-2:15 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday


    *Early drop off may be combined with Pre-K program if space allows



    AM UPK

    9:00 - 11:30



    Additional Programs:

    Early Drop-Off 8:00 - 9:00

    Enrichment Program 11:30 - 12:30

    French/Music, Art, Theater, and STEM (Science/Math)

    After care: 12:30-2:45



  • Employment Opportunities

    • Certified UPK Assistant Teacher (September 2018) 
    • PM Nursery School Teacher(September 2018)

  • 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


    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.




    Afternoon Session Fall/Spring (W, F): 11:30-1:00 P.M.

    The Two's Program is based on two semesters (Fall and Spring).



    Morning Session (M-F): 9 – 11:15 A.M.
    Afternoon Session (M,Tu, Th): 12:00 – 2:15 P.M.



    Morning Session (M-F): 9 – 11:30 A.M.




    Early Drop-off: 8:00-9:00 A.M.


    Specialized Instruction: 11:30-12:30 P.M.


    Aftercare: 12:30-3:00P.M.


    Extended Day: 8:00A.M-3:00P.M.


    Both Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten begin in September and continue through June.

    We follow the NYC Department of Education Calendar.



    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.


    Twos Program: ($1500)

    This program is offered in the fall and spring to encourage socialization among children with similar ages. The twos program will be held in the nursery school classroom, to allow for students to become familiar and comfortable with the classroom and the structure of school before entering into nursery school in the Fall. A caregiver must be present during this class.

    11:30-1:00 P.M.


    Morning Nursery School ($7000)

    Children will be able to socialize and play with students. Children will develop friendships with peers and learn the basics of learning. Students will have a schedule and develop a love of learning and exploration.

    9:00-11:15 A.M.


    Afternoon Nursery School ($5000)

    Children will be able to socialize and play with students. Children will develop friendships with peers and learn the basics of learning. Students will have a schedule and develop a love of learning and exploration. French/Music is offered during this class session.

    12:00-2:15 P.M.


    Early Drop-off: ($1500)

    Children will be able to warm up to the classroom environment before the other students arrive. This is a time of classroom exploration and engagement before classes officially begin.

    8:00-9:00 A.M.


    Specialized Instruction: ($5000)

    Pre-K students may register for an additional hour of specialized instruction in art, french/music, puppetry/theater, science, math, and technology

    11:30-12:30 P.M.


    After care: ($2500)
    Pre-K students will have an opportunity to expand on the days learning with additional classroom instruction, free choice time, outdoor exploration, music and movement and other fun activities to provide them with a longer day similar to the time frame for Kindergarten


    Extended Day: ($7000)

    Pre-K Students are dropped off earlier and picked up later. This can be used as needed by the parents in order for your child to get the most out of the school day!




    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