Preschool / Nursery School in Manhattan, NYC

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Smarter Toddler is a nursery school / preschool in Manhattan NYC founded by parents of gifted young children who wanted a progressive preschool with an advanced arts-based curriculum that their own children could benefit from, hence the name. Full-time and part-time arts-based programs are available for infants, toddlers and young kids aged between 3 months and 5 years.

We have two convenient locations in New York City:

- Midtown Location: 406 West 55th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019 (between 9th and 10th).
- Upper West Side: 100A West 89th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024 (between Columbus and Amsterdam).


School / Office Address: 406 West 55th Street
New York City
New York
USA
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El Taller, New York
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- Year round Arts Classes and Workshops

- Year round Music Classes and Workshops

- Most of the artists in our network are bilingual so workshops can be offered in English, Spanish or a combination of the two languages.

- Classes take place at our center or at your choice of location. We also offer Little Masters Summer Art Classes and Workshops.
Wee Care Child Care, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, Wee Care Child Care provides child care and preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Enrolling your child in day care or preschool at an early age means that you are preparing them for educational success in elementary school. Early childhood development teaches important elements associated with quality performance in school.

Our teachers work on developing and modifying routines for infants, providing language development for toddlers, and teaching the fundamentals of art, math, and science for preschoolers. We are proud of our creative learning programs which are grounded in teacher-guided activities based on monthly themes, with modifications based on age group.

Our child care center is licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and our staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid.
Full-time Childcare Programs for kids (ages 6 weeks - 5 years)

- Preschool programs

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Our caregivers seek to establish active communication with parents in order to design a program for your child in which he or she can thrive, experience the world, learn, and grow.
Town House International School, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
Town House International School (T.H.I.S) is a non-profit, licensed pre-school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. We offer an enriching pre-school program that incorporates language, science, math, play, computers, music-and-movement and arts in a multicultural environment. We have a full pre-school curriculum, both outdoor and indoor play areas, and we visit the park and library. Our schedule options are designed to meet the different needs of different families.

We have qualified and experienced teachers who love their jobs. Our age-appropriate program focuses on the whole child in the areas of cognitive, socio-emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our youngest students are two and our graduates are five. The curriculum in each of our classrooms is age appropriate and incorporates the critical components of child-initiated and teacher-supported activities.
Enriching Preschool Program for Children ages 2-5 years.

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The Park Preschool, Downtown Manhattan
Courses / Programs
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Established in 1989, our preschool was founded on the belief that children learn through play and we have developed a philosophy and curriculum that nurtures each child’s potential growth and instills in them a desire for discovery and challenge and a love for learning. Our goal is to create an inclusive setting that helps all children become self-confident individuals. Within our supportive environment, your child can acquire a positive self-image, a solid sense of security, and a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.

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Courses / Programs
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Our award-winning Kids' MusicRound classes are fast-paced and interactive for the children and adults using a variety of activities that include singing, dancing, instrument play, chants, and much more.

The music used is a combination of original music written for the program and traditional music from a variety of cultures.

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"Mommy & Me-style" Music & Movement Classes for Kids ages 0-4:

- Our classes are a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled, experience.

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- Classes are 45-minutes long and come with a take-home Activity Song Book and two CD's of music.
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
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3 students from Cornell
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The results of this year's 2019 for Early Action and Decision:
1 student accepted to Harvard
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Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the semester or year.
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2. Junior Program: Grade 7-8
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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
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- Digital Art
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