Preschool, Day Care, and Toddler Programs In and Around Buffalo, NY
Buffalo has many preschools and toddler programs from which parents can choose. Each has its unique benefits and advantages, so it's important to investigate carefully. This is KidsOutAndAbout's big list of preschools in Buffalo, Erie County, and the Niagara region.
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Amherst Nursery School
Founded in 1938, Amherst Nursery School (ANS) is Western New York’s oldest cooperative preschool and families today still enjoy the rewards of its cooperative learning environment. Classes are taught by experienced teachers assisted by aides under the supervision of the on-site education director. With parents acting as additional aides in the school, ANS boasts low student to teacher ratios allowing children to receive increased individual attention in the classroom. ANS has programming for children ages two, three and four. It is a site for Amherst UPK and also has a parent-child class called First Friends for children 18 to 30 months. Call (716) 839-0298 to schedule a tour or visit www.amherstnurseryschool.org for more information.
Early Childhood Center at The JCC of Greater BuffaloA place to learn and discover!
Our bright, colorful classrooms are filled with developmentally appropriate toys and equipment carefully chosen to encourage creativity, curiosity and imagination. Cognitive and social skills are taught through interactive learning experiences. All the children love our weekly enrichment classes: dance & creative movement, singing & music activities, Spanish, and gym. The 3 and 4-year-olds also participate in weekly swimming classes which emphasize water safety and beginning skills. Children enjoy playing every day on our fabulous outdoor and indoor playgrounds. By providing an enriched environment while introducing skills and concepts in a play-based curriculum, the children develop the confidence they need to be successful in Kindergarten and beyond. Additional opportunities for preschool enrichment are offered at both locations. These fee based classes are open to the community. Red Cross swim lessons are available at both buildings through our Aquatics Department. Your child can also take piano lessons at the J during the afternoon hours.
Our NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Center at the Holland Family Building has 10 classrooms for children from 6 weeks old through pre-K with a new infant room starting in the fall.
Our Early Childhood Center at the Benderson Family Building, located on North Forest Road in Getzville, has 7 classrooms for children from 12 months old through pre-K.
Sign your child up for the Buffalo Zoo’s Preschool Program. The Zoo’s mission is to provide a high quality, unique environment that fosters a love of learning and an appreciation for our natural world.
The Buffalo Zoo is the perfect setting for a preschool that features a 23 plus acre indoor/outdoor classroom with endless possibilities for exploration and discovery. This kind of learning environment is unlike any other. By immersing children in it, we hope to develop a love and appreciation of the natural world that will last a lifetime. Please visit BuffaloZoo.org to learn more about out the Buffalo Zoo’s Preschool.