Queensview Nursery School and Kindergarten: Playing to Learn Since 1951

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Why Preschool?

jpgFor the young child, between the ages of three and five, embarking on the lifelong process of learning to live with others outside the immediate family, the preschool experience is an invaluable start on the road to healthy growth and development. It is a time of great social, intellectual and physical exploration—a time for developing capacities.

Through play, each child is given the opportunity to gain confidence in his or her own ability to handle new situations, acquire knowledge, develop a sense of self-worth, and gain independence.


The program is relaxed but constructive and planned in terms of the needs of each child. A well-balanced program of indoor and outdoor activities is provided.

Morning and afternoon sessions are divided into free play, clean up, snack, teacher-organized activities, rest and outdoor periods.

Outdoors: A playground used solely by Queensview Nursery School and Kindergarten adjoins the playrooms. Outdoor activities help in large-muscle development.

Indoors: In large playrooms, a free choice of materials and equipment, including computers, are enticingly arranged to encourage the drive for learning. Music and songs are an important part of the daily routine. Creative dramatics develops imagination and group cooperation.

One of the afternoon groups is a special kindergarten group which prepares children for entrance into first grade the following September.

Health Requirements

The school is licensed by and is under the supervision of the New York City Department of Health, Division of Day Care and maintains superior health standards. Every child must have a physical examination just before entering school and every year thereafter. The Day Care Division requires that health forms be kept on file at the school.


Registration takes place early in March. Children between the ages of two years, nine months, and five years, five months are eligible for admission.

Morning sessions meet from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.
Afternoon sessions meet from 12:30 PM. to 3:30 PM.
Half-day, full-day, 8:00 A.M. dropoff and summer sessions are available.


As a nonprofit cooperative, fees are set at the lowest possible figure to cover the actual cost of operation. Children are enrolled in the school upon signing a contract for a ten-month school year. Payments are made monthly. Some partial scholarships are available each year.

Visiting the School

If you would like to visit the school, we invite you to call to make inquiries, and to make an appointment to observe the school in operation.

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