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    List of Preschools in Downtown Manhattan

    I see other parents sharing preschool lists for other areas in New York so here's my list for downtown parents using their format. Feel free to add to it.

    14th Street Y Preschool
    344 East 14th Steet,New York, NY 10003
    Director: Liz Hirsch
    Age Cutoff: 2 years 4 months by September

    Acorn School
    330 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010
    212-684-0230
    Head of School: Jill Axthelm
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by June 15 of school yr

    Barclay Street School
    6 Barclay St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10007
    212-571-2715
    Executive Director: Kevin Artale
    Admissions Director: Khris Della Place
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old

    Barrow Street Nursery School
    27 Barrow St, 2nd/3rd Fl, New York, NY 10014
    212-633-1203
    Senior Director: Nancy Glauberman
    Admissions Director: Nicole Ferrin
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Battery Park City Day Nursery
    215 South End Ave, New York, NY 10280
    212-945-0088
    Head of School: Denise Cordivano
    Age Cutoff: 1 year old

    Beginnings
    130 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003
    212-228-5679
    Director: Jane Racoosin
    Director of Admissions: Claudine Zamor
    Age Cutoff: 18 months by Sep 1 of school yr

    Blue School
    51 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003
    212-228-6341 x16
    Head of School: Brad Choyt
    Director of Admissions: Karen Sylvester
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    British International School (BIS)
    20 Waterside Plaza, New York, NY 10010
    212-481-2700
    Headmaster: William T. Phelps
    Age Cutoff: 3 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Buckle My Shoe Nursery School
    230 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 (Greenwich Village)
    212-807-0518
    40 Worth St, New York, NY 10013 (Tribeca for 3 months to 2 years)
    212-374-1489
    Executive Director: Linda Ensko
    Director of Admissions: Chloč Cohen
    Age Cutoff: 2 years old

    Chelsea Day School
    319 Fifth Ave, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10016
    212-675-8541
    Director: Jean Rosenberg
    Head of Admissions: Debbie Mounsey
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by June 1 of school yr

    City & Country
    146 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
    212-242-7802
    Principal: Kate Turley
    Director of Admissions: Elise Clark
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Claremont Preparatory School
    41 Broad St, New York, NY 10004
    212-232-0266
    Head of School: Drew Alexander
    Director of Admissions: Elaine Winter
    Age Cutoff: 3 yrs old

    Corlears
    324 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
    212-741-2800
    Head of School: Thya Merz
    Director of Admissions: Saphiatou N’Jie
    Age Cutoff: 2.6 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Downing Street Co-Op Playgroup
    32 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014
    212-924-2557
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Downtown Little School
    15 Dutch St, New York, NY 10038
    212-791-1300
    Directors: Kate Delacorte and Meredith Gary
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old

    First Presbyterian Church Nursery School
    12 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011
    212-691-3432
    Director: Ellen Ziman
    Director of Admissions: Helen Makohon
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by May 31 of school yr

    Jack and Jill School
    209 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003
    212-475-0855
    Director: Jean Leshaw
    Age Cutoff: 2.5 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Jewish Community Project (JCP) Downtown
    146 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
    212-334-3522
    Director, Early Childhood Center: Sharon Shorofsky Mack
    Age Cutoff: 2.4 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Montessori School of Manhattan (MSM)
    Beach: 53 Beach St, New York, NY 10013
    212-334-0400
    Gold: 2 Gold St, New York, NY 10038
    212-742-2830
    Head of Schools: Bridie L. Gauthier
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    Park Preschool
    275 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
    212-571-6191
    Executive Director: Kevin Artale
    Admissions Director: Khris Della Place
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old

    Third Street Music School Settlement
    235 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
    212-777-3240
    Director of Early Childhood Programs: Risa Young
    Age Cutoff: 3 yrs old by Nov 1 of school yr

    Tribeca Community School
    22 Ericsson Pl, New York, NY 10013
    212-226-9070
    Administrative Director: Ayala Marcktell
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old

    Village Preschool Center
    136 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
    212-645-1238
    Directors: Suzette Burdett & Jeff Ramsay
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old

    Washington Market School
    134 Duane St, New York, NY (2-4)
    212-406-7271
    55 Hudson St, New York, NY (2 3/4 - 5)
    212-233-2176
    Head of School: Ronnie Moskowitz
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old by Sep 1 of school yr

    West Village Nursery School
    73 Horatio St, New York, NY 10014
    212-243-5986
    Director: Tory Ruffolo
    Age Cutoff: 2 yrs old

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    Another one to add to your list --

    World Class Learning Academy, New York
    http://www.wclacademy.org

    212-600-2010
    info@wclacademy.org

    44 East 2nd Street
    New York, New York 10003

    World Class Learning Academy, New York is an international school for students ages 3-11 that takes a broader and deeper world view. We prepare children to become confident participants in their learning.

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    Consider adding Enopi of the West Village (www.enopinyc.com) for part-time 2-3hr educational enrichment (math, reading, writing, cricical thinking, architectural classes and more)

    Enopi is the only program that offers (and teaches) critical thinking curriculum

    30 Greenwich Ave
    New York, NY 10011
    646 504 7741

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    Montessori Schools and Child Day Care Centers

    I see that you are discussing the preschools on the lower east side of Manhattan.
    I know some of them and been visited couple of preschools that are in the list. My son is still 16 month, but I am trying to do my homework in advance.
    I also visited new Gold Material Montessori School just recently opened on the east side. Loved it.
    If someone is looking for good educational environment, then check it out, you will not regret.

    Gold Material Montessori School - Kips Bay Branch
    484 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    (212) 545-0061
    Their educational director name is: Max


    They also have another preschool in the East Village.

    Gold Material Montessori School - East Village Branch
    41 Avenue B,
    New York, NY 10009
    (212) 677-6711

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    Tribeca FasTracKids
    http://downtownenrichment.com/progra...rack-explorers

    104 Reade Street
    Tribeca
    212-346-PREP (7737)

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    My Little School
    54 Reade Street
    New York, NY 10007
    Phone: 212.566.6764
    Website: http://www.mylittleschoolnyc.com
    School philosophy: Progressive
    Age cut off (by Sept):18 months
    Tuition: $$ (7-14K)
    Admissions Procedure:
    Call to schedule a tour. Information sessions are held throughout the fall. Applications are available at tours and information sessions.

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    My Little School
    54 Reade St, New York, NY 10007
    212-566-6764
    Director: Chana Paris
    School philosophy:*Progressive
    Age cut off (by Sept):*18 months
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    SUNNY SKIES PRESCHOOL
    112 Ridge Street
    New York NY 10002
    212-4-SCHOOL

    EMAIL INFO@SUNNYSKIESPRESCHOOL.COM
    http://WWW.SSPSNY.COM

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    There is a brand new German and Spanish Immersion School in Chelsea:

    Pusteblume International Preschool

    244 W 14th Street,
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 212 206 1137
    info@pusteblumenyc.org

    www.pusteblumenyc.org

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    Please add
    14th Street Y Preschool
    344 East 14th Steet,New York, NY 10003
    Director: Liz Hirsch
    Age Cutoff: 2 years 4 months by September

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