Day Care / Preschool in Manhattan, NYC

Contact Our School

Smarter Toddler, Manhattan:
With two convenient locations in Manhattan NYC, Smarter Toddler is a leading nursery school / preschool that provides arts-based preschool programs for babies, toddlers and young children ages 3 months to 5 years. Situated on the Upper West Side and at Midtown West near Times Square, we offer a warm, community-oriented learning environment where we encourage curiosity, promote kindness and respect, and exercise imagination and creativity.

Nursery School / Preschool Programs:

Photo of Day Care / Preschool in Manhattan, NYCWe are dedicated to providing a foundation that encourages each child´s lifelong love of learning through art and music. Our curriculum offers Reading, Art, Spanish, Yoga, Sign Language, Computers, Science, Music and Movement. The program provides a rich environment that promotes children´s active exploration in all areas of development: physical, emotional, linguistic, aesthetic, and cognitive.

- Infant Program (3 - 12 months)
- Toddler 1 Program (13 - 20 months)
- Toddler 2 Program (21 months - 2.5 years)
- Young Preschool Program (2.5 - 3.5 years)
- Preschool Program (3.5 - 5 years)
- Arts Program (includes music, visual arts and yoga)

Professional & Experienced Teachers:
We believe that learning is an interactive process between the teachers and the children. Our teachers are certified and educated early childhood professionals who have specialized experience in music, theater, dance, and visual arts. They are true professionals in the field of education for younger children. Whether your child is “very active” or shy, our teachers will custom design activities that work best for them.

Our teachers complete an extensive training period and are responsible for increasing their skills by continuing education and attending workshops that are appropriate for the age groups they are presently teaching and providing care for. They prepare the environment and plan activities that are appropriate for the age span of the children within the group and consider the different needs, interests, and developmental levels of individual children. At Smarter Toddler, you will find teachers who are patient, loving and dedicated to the children in their care.

Why Choose Smarter Toddler?

- Smarter Toddler was 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. Music, movement, literacy and visual arts are an active part of each child's day.

- Our mission is to continue to create an enhanced, quality early education program that emphasizes the arts, cultural experiences, and the unique individuality of each child.

- We provide remarkable teachers, a relaxed admissions process, and a loving, home-like atmosphere.

- We have low student to teacher ratios, and individualized attention with programs designed for each student.

- We place a high value on diversity, and on accommodating children who have needs requiring additional attention.

- Smarter Toddler prides itself with being a multicultural school with families from over 20 countries. This means that at a young age children learn to respect and appreciate people from all walks of life.

- It seems that every early childhood center says that they provide children with a warm, loving, fun environment that focuses on the educational and physical development of each child. At Smarter Toddler we go a step further. The caregivers, teachers and management believe that the Artistic, Cultural and Social development of each child is also essential.

- Children have opportunities to play and work with other children, make choices and encounter consequences, and negotiate social conflicts using appropriate language.

Quality Learning Environment:

Image of Day Care / Preschool in Manhattan, NYCAt Smarter Toddler we recognize and encourage the amazing potential children have to learn. The first thing you notice when you step inside Smarter Toddler is how colorful, warm and sunny everything is. The second thing you notice is happy, smiling children.

We offer hands on learning, using all senses to maximize the potential within each child. Parents love the bright, inviting musical spaces with Jazz or World Music playing on the speaker system and how everything is labeled to help encourage the love of reading. The 2 outdoor playgrounds nearby allow the children to do what they like to do best... play!

From the vintage toys, low height lounge chairs, and original artwork, everything has been carefully designed to make children feel like they are at home. We believe that the artistic, cultural, and social development of each child is integral to education. We are dedicated to providing a foundation that encourages each child’s lifelong love of learning through art and music.

Parent Testimonials:

"Smarter Toddler is THE BEST daycare anyone could find! Our son is so loved and cared for by his teachers and the rest of the staff at school. They all know him by name and greet him with smiles every day. It's such a wonderfully stimulating, colorful, warm and safe learning environment. Whether it's a sunny or rainy day, the kids are always engaged and having fun. Our son and his class have gone to book readings, painted in class, visited both Central Park and the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier...and the list goes on! We can't wait to introduce our next child to the Smarter Toddler family!"
- Deborah & Slavik Braginsky

"Smarter Toddler is an innovative and creative program. Sofia loves her teachers and has learned lots of new skills. We have experienced administration as being very responsive to the needs of children and families. As parents we feel grateful our child has a safe and caring environment to grow and learn."
- Iris Kaspi, Mother of Sofia

"We love Smarter Toddler because it's an inviting, educational, safe, and comfortable place and it offers a fun, accessible education for our son. The best part though is how much our son loves it. He adores his teachers, his friends, and has a blast on field trips, neighborhood walks, and with Music Together. Our experience has been better than we could have even hoped for."
- Julie & Patrick Large, Parents of Henry

Email: Contact Us

Address: 406 West 55th Street, New York City, New York , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-06-26 were from:

NY;   Manhattan New York;   Manhattan NY, NY;   Ny;   Manhattan , NY upper west side;   Manhattan;   new york;   ny;   UWS, Manhattan;   New York;   and more.
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Language Workshop For Children
Courses / Programs
Language Workshop For Children offers language immersion programs in NYC Upper East Side, West Side and SoHo. Language Workshop For Children is a place where toddlers 6 months to 3 years and children 3 to 9 years meet through a fun immersion play group to learn French, Spanish, English, Italian and Chinese.

Children learn languages through the LWFC’s Thibaut Technique®. In Thibaut Technique classes kids learn naturally, not by translating. First they hear, then they understand, and finally they speak in that language.
French, Spanish, Italian, English, and Chinese Language Programs for Children Ages 0-9:

* Languages for Tots program

* Languages for Children program

* Language Immersion Preschool program

* Language Summer programs
Bay Ridge Preparatory School
Courses / Programs
Bay Ridge Prep is a private K-12, non-sectarian school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NYC, offering lower, middle and high school programs. The school started in 1998 with 35 students and currently has over 250 students, spread out over two facilities. The instant and continued success of the school has been based on an outstanding professional team with a flexible approach to education.

Our faculty consists of a unique blend of teachers, educational and school psychologists, and professionals in their respective fields, coming together to create an environment that promotes both academic achievement and social maturity and growth.

Our teaching strategies are based on the most recent advances in educational research, with a focus on teaching to the multiple intelligences. The educational sessions are rich with instruction, dialogue, group work, projects, and feedback.
Education programs:

- Lower School program (Kindergarten-Grade 5)
- Middle School program (Grades 6-8)
- High School program (Upper School: Grades 9-12).

* We also have several programs to accommodate children with different learning styles.

* For children with specific learning disabilities, we have the Bridge Program.
Parliament Tutors, Long Island
Courses / Programs
Based in the Carle Place district of Long Island NY, Parliament Tutors provides high-quality in-home academic tutoring & test preparation services for students from K-8 through High-School, College & Post-graduate level. We cater for students of all ages and academic backgrounds trying to reach their highest potential grades and target scores. In addition to support in all major school subjects, we also provide specialized standardized test tutoring for all major exams including SAT, MCAT, ACT and many more.

Each lesson with Parliament Tutors draws upon an individualized lesson plan, geared to meet the particular needs of each student. Parliament Tutors sharpens students’ learning skills and teaches them how to solve new problems independently, leaving students with the abilities and the confidence they need to succeed.

At Parliament Tutors, we select only the most passionate, well-trained and distinguished tutors. Our tutors use approaches that make sense and teach strategies that work. We take advantage of every minute and never stop listening, learning and improving.
In-home Academic Tutoring & Test Preparation Services:

K-8 Tutoring programs:
- Math
- English
- Science
- Social Studies

High School Tutoring programs:
- Biology / Chemistry / Physics
- Environmental Science
- Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
- SAT II Subject Tests

College Prep Programs:
- PSAT
- SAT
- ACT & many more

Postgraduate Programs:
- GMAT
- LSAT
- MCAT & more
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.

Subjects include:
- Language
- Math
- Science
- Circle time
- Art
- Music and movement
- Drama
- Reading
- Computer
- Play time...
The Kildonan School
Courses / Programs
Located in Amenia, Dutchess County NY, The Kildonan School is an accredited, co-educational day and boarding school for children and teenagers with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. Only 90 miles north of New York City, we offer educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students (Grades 2-12). Boarding programs are available for students in grades 7-12, with 5-day & 7-day options available.

Our mission is to empower students with dyslexia by increasing their self-esteem and motivation. Students often come to us from educational experiences where they struggled to find success because that environment did not recognize their potential and/or know how to meet their needs. We want to help them to reach their academic potential and to equip them for future success. Kildonan graduates have a 100% college acceptance record.

Kildonan uses a pure Orton-Gillingham approach, which is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. Each student receives daily one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring, which complement an innovative, challenging curriculum that inspires students to love learning while preparing for college and beyond. In addition, Kildonan offers small, college-preparatory classes, extensive artistic opportunities, and competitive sports teams.
Day & Boarding Programs for kids & teens with dyslexia:

- Elementary School (Grades 2-6)
- Middle School (Grades 7-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Daily one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring
- Boarding for Grades 7-12: 5-day & 7-day programs available
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 ...