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

Our school offers:

  • Classes for 2, 3, and 4 year olds
  • Free PKA and 3-K
  • 2 playgrounds and an outdoor learning spaces
  • Before and after care – 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • After-school enrichment options
  • Available 12-month programming

Call or email to schedule an info session:

(347) 913-4445; mgluckman@riverdaley.org

Early Childhood Enrichment Programs

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Meet our ECC staff

Emily Hausman

Director, Early Childhood

Mindy Gluckman

ECC Admin

Early Childhood Teacher

Jenny Nikolayeva

Early Childhood Teacher

Jenita Radoncic

Early Childhood Teacher

Maya Rudoy

Early Childhood Teacher

Charles Dixon

Early Childhood Teacher

Aitza Gonzalez

Early Childhood Teacher

Anna Santiago

Early Childhood Teacher

Jayne Miller

Early Childhood Teacher

Tamoy Jenkins

Assistant Teacher

Stephanie Davis

Assistant Teacher

Kathy Kennedy

Assistant Teacher

Mark Djivre

Assistant Teacher

Mary Anne Cebeci

Assistant Teacher

Daynalees Morales

Assistant Teacher

Aisha Ortiz

Assistant Teacher

Alexandra Abreu

Assistant Teacher