Enter a course name, school type and location:

Private Day Care Center in Orange County, NY

Contact Our School

Watershed Learning Center's - The Birch School & Homeschool Resource Center:
The Watershed Learning Center is a learning alternative for youngsters in Orange County, New York and the Greater Hudson Valley. It is a nature-based educational program based on democratic principles. We serve students in Kindergarten through High School and Homeschoolers. We offer homeschooling support and assistance for families. We encourage child-led, child-centered, inquiry based and project based learning opportunities. We follow in the tradition of schooling which includes Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilio. We are part of an international network of progressive schools, AERO, Alternative Education Resource Organization.

Email: Contact us here     ( or request a callback ).

Where do our students come from?

Photo of Private Day Care Center in Orange County, NYWe serve students from Goshen, Washingtonville, Campbell Hall, New Windsor, Cornwall, Newburgh, Walden, Montgomery, Maybrook, Pine Bush, Middletown, Blooming Grove, Warwick, Florida and surrounding areas.

Our Aims:

Watershed Learning Center’s aim is to provide educational alternatives for students seeking flexible learning. Supporting families seeking options for their students, the center offers full time and part-time student-led schooling, classes, on-going programs, a resource center, curriculum support and teacher consultations. Our focus is a holistic approach to learning, and our priority is to support child-led interests and activities. Individualized curriculum, combined with authentic participation in community life form the core of the program.

Accreditation:
The Birch School offer full and part time school programs (either 3 or 5 days per week) as well as homeschool classes and support for homeschooling families.  Assistance with NYS homeschool reporting requirements, consultations with certified teachers, and access to resources to enhance and liven homeschool curriculum.

Inspired by Nature:

At The Birch School we are inspired by and grounded in nature. The natural world sustains human life, and so all things relate back to nature. In these times of limited resources and increasing human damage to the natural world, we believe it is more important than ever to learn about, appreciate, and relate to nature and the outdoors.

We take inspiration from what we see in the natural world. At The Birch School, we embrace diversity, and honor and celebrate the unique contribution that each child makes to the school community. We encourage group participation, and consider each child and each family part of the school community. We have weekly and daily school meetings where all students are asked to participate.

We have a clearly defined Democratic process that we, as a school, consciously participate in. Students take responsibiilty for themselves, learn to keep their word and be accountable to others.

Staff:

Image of Private Day Care Center in Orange County, NYBirch School staff embody the ideal combination of educational expertise and diverse experience needed to create our individualized program for each student in the learning community.

The Birch School model of child centered nature based education requires exceptional flexibility and creativity to accomplish on a daily basis. Our staff bring experience in public and private elementary, middle and high schools; in School-Based, YMCA and Boys and Girls Club enrichment and social service programs, and in environmental education, experimental archeology, nature awareness, Youth development and outdoor education. Our staff have attained advanced degrees in education, constantly pursue professional development activities and work hard to ensure they are informed and conversant in the latest developments in environmental and democratic education, child-led learning, connected learning and the 21st century learning environment. We rely on the current common core standards as developed by NYSED and professional disciplinary organizations such as the Modern Language Association and the National Association of History Education, and are engaged as well in the contemporary debates on education reform and alternative education.

Email: Contact Us

Request a Callback

Address: Circleville, NY, Orange County, New York , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2017-02-05 were from:

New york;   and more.
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Roots of the Future Montessori, Clarence
Courses / Programs
Situated in Clarence NY, just 30 minutes west of downtown Buffalo, Roots of the Future is a private, nature-based Montessori Pre-school serving children ages 3-6. We offer a three day (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) or five day option. At Roots of the Future, your child is immersed in a Nature-Based education program. The school is set in an environment designed to inspire children to connect with the wonders of nature on a daily basis.

We are committed to reducing waste, conserving resources and bettering the natural world. Children carry out tasks and activities that benefit the environment. These include: water conservation, energy conservation, waste reduction, environmental learning through nature walks, use of green pesticides and cleaning supplies, organic gardening, and composting.

Children develop their own will and readiness under the guidance of the teachers. Our classroom environment cultivates the child's own natural desire to learn while encouraging a fascination for learning. Children acquiring basic skills in this natural way gain an early enthusiasm for learning as their inner personal dignity, independence and self-discipline develop.
Nature-Based Montessori Education Program for Children Ages 3-6:

- 3-day (Monday-Wednesday) or 5-day option
- Immersive, Environmentally-Friendly Education
- Children connect with nature
- Environmental Learning
- Water / Energy Conservation
- Organic Gardening

Montessori Curriculum:
- Principle-based Learning
- Developmentally Appropriate Activities
- Uniform Environments and Materials
- Purposeful Work
- Classroom Responsibility
Staten Island Academy
Courses / Programs
Staten Island Academy, located in Staten Island, New York City, is an accredited, coeducational, college-preparatory day school offering Pre-K through Grade 12 programs. The Academy has been a part of the Staten Island community for more than 125 years, and today 100% of Academy graduates get into excellent colleges and universities here in New York City and throughout the country. We’re incredibly proud of them. The wonderful things that Academy students receive go far beyond academic learning, though: confidence, a love of exploration, leadership skills and much more, guaranteeing that all students can make the most of their potential during their years at the Academy and beyond.
- Early Childhood Division (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
- Part-time & Full-time Pre-K & K programs
- Lower School (Grades -4)
- Middle School (Grades 5-8)
- Upper School (Grades 9-12)
- Athletics
- The Arts
- Summer Camps
- College Guidance Program
- Professional Development
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses
& more ...
Dutchess Day School, Millbrook
Courses / Programs
Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY is an independent, co-educational, elementary & middle school that serves students from Pre-K through to Grade 8. Millbrook is conveniently located in the Hudson Valley, 1 hour & 30 minutes drive upstate of NYC. As well as Dutchess County, our school serves Columbia & Putnam Counties, NY, and Litchfield County, CT. Dutchess Day School provides a strong academic foundation, values children’s natural curiosity, and fosters an enduring enthusiasm for learning.

In an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, students are encouraged to take intellectual, athletic & artistic risks, to develop independence, confidence, and imagination. A talented and dedicated faculty maintain high standards within a balanced curriculum that challenges students to discover their unique strengths.

Founded in 1955, our mission is to "nurture each child in mind, body, and spirit and guide students toward responsibility for themselves, one another, and the world around them". The school seeks diversity and respects the individuality of each child. Students share their talents through collaboration & service to the school, the community & the larger world.
Preschool, elementary and middle school education programs (Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 8):

- Preschool program: Focuses on social, emotional, physical & cognitive development.

- Lower School program: Sets a strong foundation in reading, writing & mathematics, as well as the arts, science and technology, and physical education.

- Upper School program: Subjects - science, math, social studies / history, English, foreign language (French, Spanish, Latin), computers, art, music & physical education.
The Brownstone School and Daycare Center, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
The Brownstone School and Daycare Center is a preschool located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, at 128 West 80th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, half a block from the Museum of Natural History. We were founded in 1963 and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1983.

Most of our families live or work on Manhattan's Upper West Side. However, the school has always been strongly committed to families from a variety of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds that reflect our diverse society, so families from all over the city have always been a part of The Brownstone.

The Brownstone School and Daycare Center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and is a member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) and the Parents League of New York. We have been serving the community for 45 years and welcome children ages 2 to 5 years.
Preschool Programs for Children from 2 to 5 years:
- 2 to 5 day programs
- Full day, half day and extended day care
- We are open from 9.00 am til 5.45 pm

* Tuition is comparable to that of other NYC independent, early childhood schools.

* Children must be 2 years of age, by May 31st to be enrolled at the school.

* Those who meet eligibility requirements may apply for placements, available through the New York City's Agency of Child Development.
Oogie Art: Art Portfolio Development School
Courses / Programs
Oogie Art is the World's No.1 art portfolio preparatory school based on college and art award results alone. We are located in Manhattan, NY, Boston & Lexington, MA, and Shanghai, China.

Every year, we have help students gain admission with scholarships to their 1st choice colleges and universities.

These are the results from 2018:
2 students accepted from Harvard
1 student from Stanford, MIT, Yale
3 students from Cornell
2 students from Columbia University
+ and many more from SVA, RISD, Parsons, and Pratt.

The results of this year's 2019 for Early Action and Decision:
1 student accepted to Harvard
2 students accepted to Cornell

At Oogie, students will build college prep skills and develop diverse portfolios with varying levels of experience. Our rigorous classes hone student's technical skills in a range of media, as well as develop an extraordinary body of their own frameworks because our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate deadlines.

Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the semester or year.
1. Art Portfolio Prep Program: Gr. 7-12 & Transfer
2. Junior Program: Grade 7-8
3. Art HS or Boarding School Art Portfolio and Audition Prep Program: Gr. 7-8
4. Young Talent program: Gr.4-6
5. AP Studio Art Program: Gr. 10-12
6. Foundation Program: Gr. 7 and Up
7. Curating and Art Research Program
8. Art College Counseling Service

- Painting/Drawing
- Illustration
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Sculpture
- Group Crits
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design
- Graphic Design
- Digital Art
- Installation Art
A.C.T Programs at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Courses / Programs
Adults and Children in Trust (A.C.T.), located on the 11-acre oasis of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is an education center that provides year-round educational and recreational programs for infants, children and teens from 6 months to 17 years old.

At A.C.T., we work with children from the very beginning. Once children are in school, we provide families with afterschool care, holiday camps, summer camps and even party services for those special milestones in a child’s life.
•Playstation Gym (6 months – 5 years old)
•One-to-One Classes (Adult & Child Classes)
•2-Day Nursery School (2.0 years – 4 years) - Extended Day available
•3-Day Nursery School (2.5 years – 4 years) - Extended Day available
•Afternoon Drop Off Specialty Classes (2.0 years – 4.0 years)
•Full-Day Preschool (2.9 years – 4.9 years)
•Afterschool (4.5 years, if in ACT Preschool or K – 4th Grade)
•School Holiday/Vacation Camp (K – 7th Grade)
•Summer Camp (3.10 – 13.9 years )
•CIT (Counselor in Training – starting at age 15)
•Divine Party Services