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Preschools in Greater Rochester, NY

Preschools in the greater Rochester, NY area Featured Preschools in greater Rochester, NY

Preschools come in all shapes, sizes, and philosophies. Choose the one that is best for you by browsing through KOA's extensive lists. The following schools have elected to be highlighted on this list. Below that is the huge embedded list of all area preschools who have posted to KidsOutAndAbout. (If you work for a preschool that has not yet listed with us, click here for instructions. It's free to be listed in the scrolling box below.)

View our 2016 Special Edition Rochester Preschool Newsletter, with descriptions of even more local preschools.

St. John Neumann School

31 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY

Newmannguy.gifSt. John Neumann Catholic School is a private, Catholic, coed, elementary school providing academic excellence for students in Preschool through grade 5. We offer Preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds with the option of full day wraparound extended care. Our caring teachers provide experiences which enrich all aspects of a child's life: spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual. In addition to the preschool curriculum, students also receive specialized instruction in physical education and music. We invite you to contact our office to arrange for your personal tour. 585-288-0580

Allendale Columbia School

519 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, New York 14618

At Allendale Columbia School (nursery – grade 12), our philosophy is to respond to individual developmental needs with project-based learning and child-centered teaching. Our experienced faculty members know every child and as a result, they can provide relevant learning experiences within a responsive community. Our Pre-Primary School and faculty benefit from the resources and collegial relationships in our nursery through grade 12 setting. Additionally, “specials” classes begin in nursery with library, music, technology, art, and physical education, so students build relationships with a variety of specialist teachers. Visit for more information or contact Karyn Vella to schedule a personal tour at or 585.641.5344

The Harley School

1981 Clover Street
Rochester, New York 14618

blowfishsm_1.jpgJoy in Learning--starting at age 3! Education begins at birth. At Harley, children flourish as they experience critical growth and development. Our program is focused on school readiness and creating a positive foundation for learning. Language-rich classrooms foster collaborative problem solving to help students become capable, confident, and eager learners. Learn more about The Harley School's Nursery/Preschool program program for children ages 3 and 4. Tuition begins at $12,000. Through its Acorn Grant Program, Harley provides up to $5,000 to recognize parent investment and student potential. Financial aid is also available to families who qualify. Call 442-1770 or email Ivone Foisy at to RSVP or schedule a personal tour.

Generations Childcare

East Irondequoit
Southwest Rochester
Northwest Rochester
Northeast Rochester

Generations is a leading provider of licensed, nationally accredited child care in the Rochester New York (NY) area. They offer uniquely inter-generational programming teams with social adult daycare linking children and seniors.

Generations has seven centers located in Fairport, Gates, Webster, East Irondequoit, Southwest Rochester Area, Northwest Rochester Area, and Northeast Rochester, NY.

Rochester Childfirst Network

941 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 473-2858

RCN (Accredited Preschool) has a vision that every child grows up safe and strong able to achieve his or her full potential. With experienced teachers and a cutting-edge curriculum, RCN nurtures and educates children through play. RCN’s inclusive and integrated programs include Infant,Toddler and Preschool programs (6 weeks – 4yrs.) including UPK, Special Education program from (Birth to age 5); a School-Age Wrap-Around program (Grades K-6); a Summer Camp (Grades K-6); Family Child Care program that offers training and special services to more than 200 home based child care providers with workshops on child development, health and safety along with NYS Licensing assistance and CACFP (food program) registration. Visit for more information or call us at (585) 473-2858 for a personal tour.


Twelve Corners Nursery School

1200 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 473-6890

Twelve Corners Nursery School is a play-based, not-for-profit preschool located in Brighton since 1955. Our dedicated teachers weave learning throughout your child's school day with experiences that challenge your child's imagination and intellect, both in the classroom and outdoors.  We believe preschool is a necessary building block in your child's education and we strive to keep our tuition manageable.  We have morning classes for 2, 3 and 4-year-old children.   Please visit for further information, email us at or call (585) 473-6890.   We would love to have you visit our school!

Doodle Bugs!

Penfield location
2160 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd

Henrietta location
705 Calkins Rd

Webster location
979 Jackson Rd

Since 1992, Doodle Bugs! has been building a community of happy children, happy parents, and happy teachers while being recognized as the leading child care and early education program in the Buffalo and Rochester communities. Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers provides education-based care for children ages six weeks to 12 years, including Preschool/Pre-K and Summer Camp programs. The BRAVO! Curriculum®, which is professionally designed and exclusive to Doodle Bugs!, combines theme-related, developmentally appropriate classroom experiences, all-inclusive enrichment activities and a series of center events. Enrichment activities include Tae Kwon Do and Doodle Dance & Fitness.

Penfield Presbyterian Church Early Learning Center

1881 Jackson Road
Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 377-0122

 Penfield Presbyterian Church Early Learning Center (PPCELC) provides a high quality, developmentally appropriate, affordable child care in a safe and nurturing environment. PPCELC's program goals are to meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of each child in our care. Our experienced teachers facilitate interest based, theme related units of study in a hands on play based learning environment. This developmentally-appropriate approach gives children the opportunity to be academically successful in language arts, math, science, and social-emotional activities. Please feel free to stop by for a tour or call for more information at (585) 377-0122.

Rush Nursery School

50 Ward Hill Road
Henrietta, NY


KinderPrep is the ideal class for the student who
is age ready, but not socially or academically ready
to go to Kindergarten KinderPrep will focus on the fundamental skills that are crucial in preparing your child for kindergarten. KinderPrep is based on the idea that students need a strong foundation in order to be successful in Kindergarten. The curriculum will teach essential early learning skills, executive functioning skills, critical thinking skills, fine motor development; it will build literacy skills, self- confidence, social skills and organization. Independent learning along with pivotal academics needed for Kindergarten will also
be taught  Classes for ages 2-5 are also offered! For more information visit or call  at (585) 334-0664 for more information!

Expressive Beginnings Child Care

875 Commons Way
Rochester, NY 14623


Give children the early educational start they deserve at Expressive Beginnings! Our pre-school curriculum focuses on a child’s natural interests and it allows room for teachers to use the butterfly they saw on the playground for an impromptu science lesson. Sure, it takes a little more creativity and flexibility on the teacher’s part but our educators have the backing and resources at Expressive Beginnings to serve each child’s most important developmental needs -- all while meeting NYS Learning Standards. Expressive Beginnings offers a unique family environment and a highly regarded learning curriculum in its state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot facility and serves children through age 12, offering infant and toddler care, preschool, pre-kindergarten, full-day kindergarten, wrap around care and a school-age summer program. Children also enjoy outside time on 4 beautiful custom made BEARS playgrounds. Visit or call (585)340-2077 for more information.


Children's Creative Learning Center at Rochester General Hospital

770 Carter Street
Rochester, NY 14621

CCLC at RGH is the premier childcare program. We have current openings for our PreK and Kindergarten programs. Will your child turn 5 after Dec 1? Enroll in our Kindergarten program where your child will learn to read and write. Give your child the best start now! Our Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for lifetime learning. We support each milestone in your child’s development. Serving children from 6 wks- 12 years old. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your child is getting the best care, support and education. Subsidies Welcome!


Woodbury School

The Strong

One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607


Woodbury School at The Strong offers both a preschool program for three- and four-year-old children, as well as an early kindergarten program for four- and five-year-old children. Both programs are Reggio Emilia-inspired and are therefore responsive to the interests of students. At Woodbury School, children learn and develop through playful activities set among the museum's imaginative, hands-on exhibits. Guided by teachers who facilitate their explorations, children delve deeply into topics that fascinate them. Small- and large-group activities involve art, music, cooperative games, movement, pre-reading, math, and other age-appropriate experiences. Applications for enrollment are taken on an ongoing basis. Enroll your child today!

Teens 'n Tots Preschool program

BOCES: Eastern Monroe Career Center Early Childhood Education

41 O'Connor Road
Fairport, NY 14450


Teens ‘n Tots Preschool Program at BOCES - 
Openings available throughout the year! 

Teenagers and toddlers learning together in a unique setting! High school students (juniors and seniors) enrolled in the Eastern Monroe Career Center’s Early Childhood Education program work with the preschoolers (3-to-5-year-olds) in a semi-structured setting. The 'teens' and 'tots' learn from each other in a unique and successful model. Child development is the primary focus at Teens-N-Tots, offering engaging, age-appropriate activities. Parent participation is encouraged!

Openings available now! Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays through 5/29/15. AM Session 8:30 – 10:30 am; PM Session Noon – 2:00 pm Cost: $85 per month per child. Located at the Eastern Monroe Career Center, 41 O’Connor Road, Fairport, NY. Registration forms are available on-line at or by calling (585) 387-3835. Check us out on Facebook:

The Goddard School

131 Sullys Trail
Pittsford, NY 14534


The Goddard School - A Fun Learning Experience!

Our educational and fun program is designed to provide the best childhood preparation for social and academic success by enhancing the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of children from six weeks to six years of age. 

The Goddard School, conveniently located in Bushnell’s Basin, is open Monday through Friday, from 7 AM to 6 PM year-round.  We offer a variety of scheduling options for infants and toddlers; full- and half-day preschool; and, full-day and wrap-around kindergarten enrichment for parents who want the proven advantages of high quality early childhood care and education for their children. 

Call 585.381.0161 TODAY to schedule your personal tour!

Irondequoit Cooperative Nursery School

121 Scholfield Road
Rochester, NY 14617

Irondequoit Cooperative Nursery School (ICNS) is a collection of families drawn together with the common interest of taking an active role in their children's education. Our cooperative structure means that the school is governed by parents and employs a highly qualified, certified teacher who directs the educational program. Working together, we strive to build an environment in which children can learn through play and begin to make the transition from home to full-time school. Our small class size ensures quality attention and education for each child. It is ICNS’s mission to create an environment which encourages healthy and balanced growth of nursery school children and families.We have classes available for children 2, 3, and 4 years of age along with parent child activity days. You may call to schedule a visit or see us at our Winter and Spring Open Houses!  Please visit our website at or call 585-775-8146 for more information.

Winton Road Nursery School

220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610

A Rochester educational tradition for over 50 years, Winton Road Nursery School is a semi-cooperative, non-profit preschool where children engage in hands-on activities, while their creativity, curiosity, and natural inclination for learning are encouraged to grow. With a wide range of diverse morning and afternoon programs for children ages two through five, Winton Road Nursery School’s semi-cooperative model allows parents to contribute their time and talent to help create a dynamic school environment for all students.

Precious Kids Preschool

250 Edgewood Ave
Rochester, NY 14618

Precious Kids Preschool is a half day program located in Brighton NY. We have been established for two decades. PKP offers classes for three and four year olds. We provide a welcoming atmosphere for children, to creatively engage them in learning, and to encourage positive relationships with peers and adults. We are committed to preparing the preschool child and family for the kindergarten experience through academics, socialization, and family involvement. PKP is committed to “quality education with a Christian perspective.” Please visit us at For further information or to request a tour email us at or call 585-244-9760.

YMCA of Greater Rochester

11 convenient locations to choose from in Rochester City, Penfield, Webster, Pittsford, Gates, and Greece.


YMCA Partial day preschool programs are offered for children ages 2-5. Flexible options allow you to choose the program that best fits your child's age and level of development. Early childhood education at the YMCA focuses on holistically nurturing development by providing a stimulating environment where youth take part in “active participatory learning.” Our preschool programs utilize the HighScope curriculum to help children excel in language and cognitive learning. The curriculum also promotes independence, curiosity, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving. Children learn through play how to hone foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-reliance. In each classroom, a developmental learning approach is combined with fun, values-based activities focused on preparing children for Kindergarten. Preschool programs run September through June and follow the school district calendar. Registration for 2015-16 is now open. Visit for a list of open house dates and more information.

Greece Montessori

300 Chesterton Road
Rochester, NY 14626

(585) 227-4830


Greece Montessori School·
Empower your toddlers and children for life with the right beginning! Our toddler, preschool and wrap around programs are designed to promote strong sensory, perception, motor, and social skills that will help your young child get off to a fast start and keep pace with the rest of their peers The Montessori school is a "planned environment" where everything is proportioned to the child's size, is readily accessible, is movable to permit flexible arrangement, and is attractive. The children have the freedom to choose and work with the materials or activities they can successfully complete.  Please visit our website to learn more about our school, and for information on how to enroll your child. Call us today at (585) 227-4830!

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