Welcome to the Riverdale Community Nursery School. We have served the Riverdale, Kingsbridge, and Inwood neighborhoods since 1978. We're a small private nursery school with an enrollment of 17 children and a staff of three.
We are licensed by the New York City Department of Health. For more than 40 years, we have provided young children with a secure, nurturing, family-style learning environment.
Activities are planned to give our children an opportunity to express themselves through art, music and drama, as well as daily discussions to develop their language skills. In our well-equipped schoolroom and our private outdoor play area, our children are encouraged to develop their coordination and large motor skills with puzzles, block building, outdoor activities and exercise.
We accept children who are between 2 to 4 years old for full or part-time attendance, offer immediate openings and reasonable tuition.
Our curriculum includes field trips and nature study to enhance our children’s understanding and awareness of the world around them. Our approach to childcare for the very young is based on the belief that they need laps, hugs, kisses, stories, dancing, singing, and laughter. We make them feel safe. We make them feel loved. We teach, yes (123/ABC) but we teach them to enjoy being at school with teachers and friends!