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14th Street Y - Parenting, Family, and Early Childhood Center


The 14th Street Y’s Parenting, Family, and Early Childhood Center, located in the East Village, provides families inspiration, connection, and finding meaning in their lives though community. Many young families initially attend Expectant Parent groups, a New Parents Stroll-In class or a swim class. Popular infant and toddler classes include "Magical Movement with Mik," "Rock-a Baby," "Messy Play," "Little Bookworms."

Drop-in classes, such as Indoor Playground and Sing Along are perfect for those who want to drop-in without committing to a weekly class. The 2x2 program is a gradually separating program for children 22 to 34 months. Children engage in art, music, yoga, story time, cooking, creative movement, and imaginative play.

The Y's Preschool has small class sizes, sunny open classrooms with access to facilities including a pool, gymnasium, and play roof. Children engage in art, movement and music, and storytelling.

43rd Street Kids Preschool


43rd Street Kids is a play-based, parent-cooperative preschool in the heart of Manhattan. Their highly skilled teachers mold curriculum units to the interests and needs of the class. Through exploration and discovery, each child develops intellectual, emotional, social, and physical skills while becoming an important member of the preschool community. The curriculum provided by the classroom teachers is enhanced with classes in swimming, music, creative movement, and gardening. Programs for 1's and 2's are also available.

Bridge Community Playschool


At Bridge Community Playschool, we provide children with a gentle introduction to school life that is happy and positive. Here, young children gain a sense of responsibility while they explore fun and educational materials centered on monthly themes.

Our teachers work together to create a daily schedule which provides a balance between active and quite times, small and large group play, as well as, times for self-selection and teacher directed activities. The children’s physical well-being is encouraged and supervised in our large indoor play space.

A 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio coupled with small classes enable our teachers to give each child in our care the individual attention that is essential during their early years of development.

We offer a four-morning program with classes Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 8:45-noon. Extended afternoons are available where children may stay 2, 3 or 4 days until 2:30pm.

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