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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 few schools have elected to be highlighted on this list. See below for the link to the larger list.

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 6. 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.jpg Nursery students ages 3 & 4 at The Harley School enjoy an exciting and fun-filled day of adventures and learning through play. Our small classes are staffed by teachers who have a long commitment to the School and to preschool-aged children. Your child will enjoy a healthy lunch, world language instruction, swimming lessons, creative arts, a natural playground, an integrated thematic approach, and more. Take a tour that will change your child's life! Schedule a visit to tour our sunny and spacious classrooms, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and organic garden, and meet our warm and caring teachers. Wrap around care and extended day services are available. Nursery tuition is tax deductible, as allowed by law. Our doors are open every day, call (585) 442-1770 or visit for more information.

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 Toddler and Preschool programs (18mos. – 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 Day Care Center

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

 Penfield Presbyterian Church Day Care Center (PPCDCC) provides a high quality, developmentally appropriate, affordable child care in a safe and nurturing environment. PPCDCC'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


Fun and exciting educational opportunities are awaiting your child at Rush Nursery School! Dedicated to helping your child have the best preschool experience, our goal is for your child to grow in self esteem, confidence and social skills while developing a love for learning!  Education based programs are available for children ages 2 to 4 years old. New to RNS this year is our Arts and Creative class designed to teach, inspire and encourage your child’s creativity. Call today for a personal tour of our school! Visit or contact Karen Hart 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.

Maydee Chinese Preschool

285 East Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14620

sites/default/files/logo_52.pngPreparing your children for global opportunities!
Maydee Chinese Dual Language Preschool (美地中英双语幼儿园), located at 285 East Henrietta Road near University of Rochester, will continue to offer our unique program for children 2 to 5 years old. Instructions and daily activities are conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Children learn Chinese language and culture while they are playing, singing and doing arts and crafts, etc. We provide a loving, caring and nurturing Christian environment that respects each child’s individual learning style. We offer flexible AM (9am-11:30am) and PM (12:30pm-3pm) schedule. Our experienced and dedicated teaching staff includes NYS certified Mandarin and ESOL teachers. Enroll your child now for an exciting multilingual and multicultural learning experience. We also offer Chinese music, Chinese arts, and Chinese language summer camps for all ages. For more information, please call 585-978-1396 or go to

Rochester Yoga Preschool

716 University Ave. (Facing Atlantic Ave.)
Rochester, NY 14607

Yoga and Preschool, all in one! Rochester Yoga Preschool, located in the neighborhood of the arts, offers a nurturing and exciting preschool program where children learn through play, exploration of the world around them, and of course, through yoga! Our unique program weaves traditional preschool activities together with yoga and creative movement. This produces an exciting and active atmosphere that supports young children's need to move. Through the use of yoga postures, books, movement games, science experiments, dramatic play, music, creative projects and more, our preschool program engages and empowers children to learn about themselves, others and the world around them. We are enrolling now and would be thrilled to learn with your preschooler at RYP! To learn more about our program, visit our web site or or find us on Facebook. Email for more information.

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