• Photos of children in class


    Proof of vaccination is required to enter our building during school hours.

    No exceptions.


    We will have 3K!

    We have been overwhelmed with emails and phone calls. We appreciate your patience.

    We have current student, sibling, and staff priority for the 3K spaces.



    Pre-K and 3K: All NYC children born in 2019 can apply by the deadline set forth by DOE myschools application. All families who apply by the deadline will receive an offer by a date determined by the DOE.


    Online at MySchools.nyc

    Over the Phone by calling 718-935-2009

    In Person by visiting a Family Welcome Center


    CITG Full Day 3K and Pre-K 2023-2024 School Year

    The full day program will run 8:30AM–2:50 PM

    at this time there is no after school planned.


    Enrollment goes through the DOE only.


    Please email nurseryschool@thecitg.org to be placed on our emailing list for updates.


    Two’s Program Spots

    for Spring 2023 semester


    We have a waitlist for spots in our M/W/F and T/TH

    Two's Program


    Caregiver must actively attend with child.


    Caregivers must show proof of vaccination.


    Must have required forms and payment at time of registration.

    Check or Money Orders ONLY.

    Thank you.


    Registration for our 2023-2024 Two's Program

    will begin in April 2022.

    Tours and trial classes are limited at this time.


    For more information, pricing, and forms, please email nurseryschool@thecitg.org

  • 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.

  • 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.


    We strive to provide continuity of live instruction. There are only a few days anticipated to be asynchronous learning.


    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.


    We have received awards for our high quality child care program.

    Employment Opportunity:

    We are currently interviewing for a part time Assistant Teacher Floater, a Monday through Friday position 8-1:30PM.


    We will also be interviewing for substitute positions. Floaters and subs are integral to assisting the staff during lunch, nap, and prep.


    We always welcome people to apply for substitute positions.


    Send resume and cover letter to nurseryschool@thecitg.org.


    Lead Teachers must hold a Master's in Early Childhood Education Birth-2nd Grade NYS Certification or be on a Study Plan to obtain.

    At least 2 years of early childhood experience required.

    Assistant teachers will be required to obtain the Level 1 Certification over time. 

  • Contact

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

    50 Ascan Avenue
    Forest Hills, NY 11375