New York Preschool aims to help kids develop self-confidence and communication skills. Photo courtesy of the school
New York Preschool aims to help kids develop self-confidence and communication skills. Photo courtesy of the school

Long Island City Preschool Guide

Long Island City boasts a surprisingly robust cohort of preschools, checking just about every box a family might need. But figuring out what boxes you want to check and which schools in your neighborhood match those boxes...well, it's not always easy. If you're feeling overwhelmed in your preschool search—or if you just want to make sure you haven't missed any great options—look no further. We've rounded up the nabe's most popular preschool options and categorized them to give you a leg up on the process.

A quick overview of the preschool categories below: Year-round preschools are just what they sound like—they're up and running all year long and often offer longer coverage hours for working parents. A "traditional" preschool follows the NYC public school calendar and runs from September to June, with a curriculum that reflects that school's unique educational mission. Co-op preschools require parents to commit some of their own time to school administration, management, and/or activities. Reggio Emilia and Montessori preschools offer a curriculum focused on child-directed learning. Home-based preschools are run out of a home-like environment, rather than a school, and tend to have small classes and an intimate approach. Religious schools offer a religious component, as you might expect. And some preschools are a combination of these types—a co-op Montessori, for example.

Got it? You've got this. Now all you have to do is set up visiting dates, apply, and cross your fingers...Good luck!


All Children's Child Care Center - LIC
35-01 24th Street
New York, NY 11106

All Children's Child Care Center - Astoria
32-04 31 Ave
Astoria, NY 11106

Brighter Babies
5009 2nd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Bright Horizons at Long Island City
42-09 28th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

The Learning Experience
27-28 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Lolly's Early Learning Center
5-44 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Little Ones
474 48th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11109

NY Preschool 22nd Street
38 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

NY Preschool 68th Street
168 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023

NY Preschool 94th Street
345 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128

NY Preschool Brooklyn Heights
182 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

NY Preschool Long Island City
4545 Center Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11109

New York Preschool Park Slope
125 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Cross Island YMCA
238-10 Hillside Avenue
Queens, NY 11426

Flushing YMCA
138-46 Northern Boulevard
Queens, NY 11354

Jamaica YMCA
89-25 Parsons Boulevard
Queens, NY 11432

Long Island City YMCA
32-23 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11101

Ridgewood YMCA
69-02 64th Street
Queens, NY 11385

Rockaway YMCA
207 Beach 73rd Street
Queens , NY 11692

Bunny Hill
47-28 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Little Angels Montessori
34-44 Crescent St
Astoria, NY 11106

Chabad City Gan
10-29 48th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Evangel Christian School
39-21 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Busy Bee Playcare
10-21 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101

Birch Family Services
10-24 49th Avenue
New York, NY 11101

Queensview Nursery School and Kindergarten
21-36 33rd Road
Long Island City, NY 11106