Toddler Programs at Barrow Street

Barrow Street Toddler Programs are for children aged turning 2 (turning 2 between June 1 - before school starts - and January 31). They are specifically designed to promote independence, autonomy and language development. Research shows that emotional security is the true foundation of learning and this class stimulates children’s social, physical and cognitive development while safeguarding that security.

We believe young children learn best through early socialization and our teachers create environments that enrich children's play. They will model how to extend your child's play by demonstrating when to intervene with questions, suggestions and challenges.

Encouraging self-discovery through a relaxed environment, our classes focus on the process of learning rather than the product. Through play, tactile experiences, art explorations, stories, gross motor activities and music children develop positive techniques for guidance and discipline. The classrooms are arranged so young children can lead their own play and be active participants in their own discoveries.

Toddler Classes

These year-long, pre-nursery school programs meet two or three times a week to stimulate children's social, physical and cognitive development while safeguarding their emotional security. Encouraging self-discovery in a relaxed environment, children learn to follow simple routines for class structure, developing a sense of comfort in their new environment.

Separation Classes: As children gain comfort in their new surroundings, throughout the fall semester, adults gradually step back and allow their child to fully focus on their daily activities, budding friendships and their new found independence. Once children are comfortable, caregivers slowly begin to separate. Parents will have the opportunity to participate in discussion-based workshops with our developmental psychologist on topics such as discipline, language development, potty training and sibling relationships.

  • For children born between June 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016
  • Class Time: 11:30 - 1:00 (M/W/F OR T/TH)
  • Class Time: 2:30 - 4:00 (M/W or T/TH)
  • 8 - 10 Students and 3 Teachers per class

Click here to download more information about the program.

Registration Form for 2017-2018 Classes*

Please note that our Me & My Special Grown Up classes have been discontinued at this time.

To Register:                                                                          

  • Due to large demand, we have closed registration for our toddler program for 2017-2018. If you are interested in submitting an application for the wait list, please complete and return the registration form above.

  • Classes will take place in our brand-new Toddler Classroom (which will be complete for fall 2017) on the 2nd floor. Classes also utilize our rooftop playground, tricycle track, gym, art and music rooms.
  • For Toddler classes, 50% of the tuition is due upon enrollment. There is a $1500.00 non-refundable fee for any cancellations. No refunds will be given after July 1st.
  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, but is balanced for age and gender.
  • Classes are grouped by age, so please check the age guidelines above. Your child should approximately be in the age groups listed by the start of class.

For questions regarding these classes, please contact: 

Nicole Pappas Ferrin
212-242-4140 x283

Barrow Street Toddler Programs are offered to the community and are separate from the admissions process. However, if families enrolled in the Toddler Program decide to apply to the nursery school for the following year, they are given the option of early decision notification in January as existing members of the community.

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Barrow Street Nursery School
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 633-1203


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