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


    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.


    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.



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

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



    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-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.



    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 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.



    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