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Early Childhood Center

Riverdale Y Early Childhood Center

Here at the Riverdale Y, we believe the foundation of early childhood education is a cooperative partnership among children, parents and teachers. Our Early Childhood Center is a trusted community pillar, featuring a full day nursery school program for children ages 2 through 5, including Pre-K for All, with early drop off and extended day options. We also offer after-school enrichment programs, summer camp, infant and toddler classes, and so much more.

The Early Childhood Center is a fun, safe and nurturing environment where children build their self esteem while developing their school-readiness, social skills, independence, language and creative arts, early literacy, math and science exploration, as well as swim instruction and indoor and outdoor physical activities. The Early Childhood Center provides Riverdale families a safe, caring environment and quality education.

Stimulating Minds

Music & movement, language & creative arts, early literacy, and math & science exploration

Nurturing Bodies

Indoor & outdoor physical education, personal hygiene, nutrition, and safety

Creating Community

Building self-esteem, social interaction, self-help skills, and conflict resolution

Get in touch

Our school offers:

  • Classes for 2 , 3, and 4 year olds
  • FREE PKA with NYS certified teachers
  • Extensive facilities including swim and gym
  • Indoor & outdoor play spaces
  • Before and after care – 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • After-school enrichment options
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Available 12-month programming

Call for a tour today – 347-913-4445

Early Childhood Enrichment Programs

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Meet our ECC staff

Emily Hausman

Director, Early Childhood

Stephanie Davis

Assistant Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Jenny Nikolayeva

Early Childhood Teacher

Rachel Schwab

Early Childhood Teacher

Tamoy Jenkins

Assistant Teacher

Mary Anne Cebeci

Assistant Teacher

Charles Dixon

Early Childhood Teacher

Jenita Radoncic

Early Childhood Teacher

Tzvia Brand

Early Childhood Teacher