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Welcome to CEDS

CEDS is an inclusive, forward-thinking preschool that is committed to delivering holistic and flexible instruction that focuses on providing children ages 2-5 a space and an opportunity to fall in love with learning.

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Our Core Programming

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2s Program

Entry into our 2s program is typically a child’s first introduction to a school-like atmosphere and we strive to make a smooth transition from the home to our school.
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3s Program

The 3s program acquaints children with the educational routine and social structure of a classroom, exploring a variety of cognitive themes in a hands-on environment.
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4s Program

The 4s program is to encourage children to think creatively and expansively while simultaneously exposing them to the skills and information they will need in their kindergarten year.
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Our Supplemental Programming

Early drop off

Families are welcome to utilize our early drop off option on days when schedules and childcare get tricky. Early drop off begins at 8:15am and is charged on a per diem basis.

Extended Day/Lunch Bunch

Families of children in the 3s program can opt to have their child stay for an extended day which includes lunch, rest, an additional gross motor period, and an additional small group work and play time.

Afterschool Enrichment Classes

We offer after school enrichment classes three days a week. Classes rotate in content and include specialties such as Lego Engineering, Storybook Art, Outdoor Adventure Club, and more. There are two Afterschool Enrichment sessions available per day, one from 12:15-1:00 and one from 2:30-3:15.

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By prioritizing social and emotional development and the joy of play, CEDS has firmly established itself as a forward-thinking, inclusive community of children, families, and educators


CEDS is a forward-thinking preschool that is committed to providing quality, holistic, and flexible instruction in an environment where children ages 2-5 have the opportunity to fall in love with learning.


CEDS is a down-to-earth, low-pressure community that provides a high-quality education without sacrificing the magic and joy of childhood.


CEDS relies on the wisdom of many different educational philosophies. We maintain a flexible approach to teaching which allows us to constantly improve our methods and best serve each unique child.


Through a flexible teaching approach that focuses not just on the child, but also offers a support network for their families, CEDS is able to take a truly holistic approach to each child’s development and wellbeing.


CEDS serves children of all faiths, backgrounds, and belief systems. We prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as an important component of their curriculum and community engagement.

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We have limited seats available for the 2024-2025 school year. Our application for 2025-2026 school year will be available August 1, 2024! Click “Learn More” to read more about what makes CEDS unique, or “Apply Now” to start the application process.

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When our neighbors at @rmhnewyork need donations, CEDS shows up!

Countless packs of pull ups, diapers, wipes, soap, shampoo, other toiletries and endless other items donated to make the stay for families at the Ronald McDonald House even just a little more comfortable.

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New Teacher Feature!! Ms. Angelica Vieira

We are thrilled to have Ms. Angelica join the CEDS team as an assistant 2’s teacher this school year! Although Angelica has a wide range of experience working with children all her life and is a mother herself, she only recently found her passion for teaching preschoolers. She…

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Our community is only as strong as the people in it. We’re so grateful for our generous supporters whose donations and involvement have allowed this incredible school and community to thrive.

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351 E 74th St, New York, NY 10021

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