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Greenwich House Preschool

27 Barrow Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10014

(212) 242-4140


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Tricycles
  • Indoor gymnasium, a tricycling track and an outdoor rooftop playground
Other subjects taught n/a

From the Director:

The staff nurtures a child's emerging sense of self and encourage communication. Time is spent on developing social skills: sharing, waiting, listening, compromising, and responding. Teachers select equipment and activities to ensure an appropriate environment for exploration. Individual attention is given to support a youngster's growth to the next level of development. Our premise is that play is the work of childhood.' Extracted from the school's website

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Within the safe and friendly environs of Greenwich Village, our Preschool offers a range of educational and recreational activities that contribute to a child's physical, social, intellectual and emotional development. State certified teachers, qualified assistants, teacher's aides, and student volunteers provide a creative, multi-faceted, age-appropriate curriculum for children fro 2/6 - 6 years of age... Our premise is that play is the work of childhood." Extracted from the preschool website