Preschools, Child Care, and Enrichment Programs for Preschoolers 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 2022 Special Edition Rochester Preschool Newsletter, with descriptions of even more local preschools.
If there is a preschool that we have missed, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
The Harley SchoolNursery at The Harley School: Joy In Learning
Designed to meet the needs of growing toddlers as well as busy families, The Harley School's Nursery program for ages 3 and 4 engages children in a highly intentional way. By creating classroom environments filled with lively discussion, collaboration, social interaction, music and play, the wonder of learning is opened up for every child.
Our experienced early childhood educators keenly understand how children develop. They view each moment as teachable as they masterfully guide their classes with consideration for each student.
Contact Cheryl Skiba at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-442-1770 to learn more. Waitlists are starting to form for the 2022-23 school year.
Rochester Childfirst Network
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 http://www.rcn4kids.org/ for more information or call us at (585) 473-2858 for a personal tour.
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!
YMCA of Greater Rochester Child Care
The YMCA of Greater Rochester offers a variety of child care options. New this year is Y School of ROC. Kids ages 5-12 years old continue their education at the Y with support for virtual learning days. Y School of ROC is offered in addition to traditional Before and After School Programs.
The Y also offers Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4 which is a FREE preschool program for any child in the Rochester City School District ages 3 and 4.
For children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old the Y has five Full Day Child Care Centers that provide safe, supportive environments where children can learn through play and engagement.
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!
St. Lawrence School (PreK-5th Grade)Full & Half Day PreK 3 & 4
At St. Lawrence School, our PreK through 5th grade students are provided with a strong instructional program centered on spiritual growth, academic excellence, and service to others. Students at St. Lawrence are immersed in a small caring community environment, rich with student-centered technology and standards-based instruction, including art, music, physical education, and after school care programs and activities. We invite you to come and visit our website at www.stlawrenceschool.org or call us at (585) 225-3870 for more information and to schedule a tour. We look forward to welcoming you to our St. Lawrence School Community!
Pittsford United Nursery School
Pittsford United Nursery School is a play-based preschool for 2-5 year olds. At PUNS, we strive to teach the “whole child” through educational instruction and play-based learning, including enrichment courses that enable children to expand on interests in STEM, literature, art and more. Children are further engaged in hands-on learning through educational centers, dedicated gross motor time, our fenced-in playground and the PUNS Garden. We offer small class sizes, experienced teachers and flexible cooperative options. We also pride ourselves on being an allergy-friendly school. At PUNS, our goal is to prepare each student for lifelong success in their educational journey.
St. Agnes School
Looking for an exceptional Elementary School or Preschool for your child? St. Agnes School in Avon, NY educates the whole child from 3 years old to 6th grade by combining high-quality education and faith-based values while partnering with families and the community. Our small class sizes and individualized attention create a safe environment where children learn respect for others and themselves, value the importance of service, and strive for academic excellence beyond common core. For over 140 years, St. Agnes School has continued to offer education with heart and soul. Learn more by calling (585) 226 – 8500 or at www.stagnesavon.org.
Perinton Nursery School
Perinton Nursery School is a coop-combination school where teachers and families work together to create the best play-based learning environment for young children. Additionally, family involvement and building community is vital to our educational model. A large, naturally and brightly-lit classroom space with a fenced in playground area, and a separate gross motor activity room offers the necessary room for growing kids to move and learn!
St. Ambrose Academy
St. Ambrose Academy 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
Pittsford Nursery School (PCNS)
Pittsford Nursery School (PCNS) is enrolling for the 2020-21 school year. PCNS is a cooperative preschool conveniently located in the Village of Pittsford, offering several class options for students ages 2-5. The school promotes learning by play, respect for self and others, and continuous intellectual and physical growth and development. The curriculum consists of circle time, gross and fine motor activites, play time, and snack time. Your child's experience will be enhanced with field trips, special visitors, and optional enrichment classes at an additional cost. Please contact Teresa Zatyko at (585) 381-1390 or email@example.com for more information or to schedule a tour!
Nazareth Elementary – Where Faith, Love and Learning Thrive!Grade PreK3 - Grade 6
In 2021, we celebrated 150 years of quality education! With a focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development, your child’s early education journey will flourish at Nazareth Elementary. In addition, it is a lot of fun! Theme-based curriculum integrating early literacy, math, science and religion is offered alongside PE, Art, Music, Dance and Library. Nazareth Elementary will give you the PreK experience you’ve been searching for and set your child up for a lifetime of learning.
Reach out today to join the Nazareth Family! For more information on our 5-day, Full-Time Preschool or our PreK3-Grade 6 curriculum, please call 585-458-3786 or visit us at www.nazarethschools.org.
Hope Christian Preschool
At Hope Christian Preschool our focus is each individual child. We strive to teach with flexibility that incorporates many different learning styles. Using a variety of teaching tools by experienced Christian teachers and small classroom sizes gives children the opportunity to experience academic excellence and spiritual growth. Hope Christian Preschool offers classes (2.5 hours each) for children from age 2 through Pre K. Visit our website for a virtual tour and more information!
Generations Child Care
Generations Child Care understands that finding high-quality child care can be hard, especially during such times as these. Generations is open and enrolling, with extensive health and safety protocols in place. Additionally, Generations accepts Monroe County Child Care subsidies and can help families navigate the application process. Locally owned and operated since 1993, Generations has locations in Fairport, Irondequoit, NE Rochester, SW Rochester, and Gates. Serving ages six months to ten years, Generations also offers before and after care for school-aged children and is well versed in homework help and remote learning support for hybrid and remote learners. For more information, visit www.generations-care.com.
Bach to Rock Penfield
In our rockin’ preschool class for ages 3-5, students will work on dynamic musical and movement-based activities, get exposure to live instruments and have musically inspired story-time. They will develop the skills needed to read music, play simple rhythms and develop fine motor control. Classes focus on foundational concepts such as fast and slow, low and high and more! Each class ends with rockin’ out on stage to current music. Perfect for young ones interested in music!
JCC Wolk Children's Center
Wonder. Play. Create. Learn. The JCC Wolk Children’s Center is the only Early Childhood community that instills the skills of collaboration, community, critical thinking, and creativity by creating a safe and nurturing environment that understands children learn by play and social interaction with their friends. Engaged staff and ongoing professional development coupled with our key elements of early education and Jewish values, help us prepare children for the world we live in. We are located conveniently in the heart of Brighton with acres to explore, pools to splash in, and different play areas. More information can be found at https://jccrochester.org/childrens-center/
Archangel SchoolAuthentically Catholic, academically challenging, ardently patriotic
Archangel School is a private school with a traditional Catholic curriculum serving students from Pre-K to high school seniors. Located in the Town of Gates, Archangel School is certified by the NYS Board of Regents, but remains non-Common Core and non-CRT. We are very proud to maintain a low pupil to teacher ratio in our classrooms, ensuring individualized attention for our students. We are a family oriented school with teachers who are first and foremost concerned with the education of the whole child. Archangel School provides a curriculum that is academically challenging while instilling Christian values, infusing the truth and beauty of the Word of God into all aspects of student life.
Rochester Christian Day Care and Pre-School
Serving the community since 1972, Rochester Christian Day Care and Pre-School has an outstanding reputation for excellence. For over 40 years, the vision of the program has been to positively impact children and their parents by providing a strong foundation in Christ, in education, and of course, in fun.
We are currently expanding by adding more classrooms, more qualified staff members, and offer a state-of-the-art 1500 sq. foot indoor Discovery Zone play area. In addition, Rochester Christian Daycare has many events throughout the year that you and your children will love! We are now enrolling toddlers (ages 18 months to 2 years) & preschooler's (ages 3+4) and offer flexible hours 6:30am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Call or email today to get started: (585) 247-4444 | firstname.lastname@example.org