January 8, 2018

Riverside Drive Nursery School will be closing permanently in June 2018. The Riverside Drive Nursery School has enjoyed 53 wonderful and fulfilling years caring for and developing 2, 3 & 4 year olds . This has been a difficult decision, but the changing and competitive child care opportunities offered in the community (free UPK programs for 3 & 4 year olds) have had an impact on the programs we offer, thus making it financially challenging for us to continue the school past the 2018 spring semester.

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History and Philosophy

Riverside Drive Nursery School was incorporated in October 1964 by the State of New York as a non-profit corporation. The school was created by eight local mothers who found rental space for the classrooms, hired teachers and recruited other families.

Our primary concern is the total healthy growth of your child. We give careful consideration to his/her social, educational and emotional requirements. We give him/her the opportunity to be with other children of his/her age in an informal situation, supervised and guided by people sensitive to the needs of preschoolers. We help to stimulate the child's natural desire for learning, creativity and self-expression by offering experiences in art, music, math, science, language and dramatic play. We strive to develop a feeling of security, responsibility and success in each child. Our program is flexible so that innovations by both teacher and student can occur freely.