A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, Private Schools, & Tutoring Services in Westchester County

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Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know what may be the best fit since each child grows and learns in their own unique way. To help you decide what’s best for your family, we’ve compiled our fifth annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools, Private Schools, & Tutoring Services in Westchester County. We hope to provide you with the opportunity to research the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation, or need additional support services – we are thrilled to provide this resource. Please support our sponsors! 


The Harvey school
Breathe in and opt-out. An outstanding education isn’t about dishing out mounds of homework every night or scoring a few tenths of a point higher. Harvey knows that a great education has always led to greater possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be a physically, emotionally, and intellectually exhaustive race. At The Harvey School, students love coming to school. They are engaged in the classroom, form strong relationships with their teachers and peers, and challenge themselves. With their commitment to small class sizes, their welcoming and diverse community cultivates each student’s strengths through academics, the arts, athletics, community service, and global understanding. They personalize each student’s educational journey to be as unique as they are. Because there’s nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference in the world. Located in Katonah, NY, Harvey is a college-preparatory school for grades 6 through 12 with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12.


King School

At King School, they don’t believe the smartest person in the room is the one with all the answers; it’s the one with all the questions. They welcome the curious ones who aren’t afraid to ask why, try something new, or get it wrong before they get it right. They look for open minds and courageous thinking. They believe in the power of wonder. This begins with students becoming agents in their learning. When students are exploring, reflecting, questioning, evaluating, making connections — and teachers are creating and guiding these moments of discovery — students are truly learning. This is called inquiry-based learning and what King does at every grade level and in every discipline. Students develop a research mindset and apply that approach to all subjects. From discovering the world around them in pre-kindergarten to crafting complex and multidisciplinary senior projects, King students embrace learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Every aspect of the King experience prioritizes and optimizes engagement — from the wide variety of active, immersive learning experiences to intentional efforts to reach every student. True engagement at King is the entire community’s commitment to excellence in learning. They believe in the power of community that celebrates multiple backgrounds and perspectives. Students come from 40 different towns. They are a global community with more than 70 countries represented. There is no one type of student at King. Students have multiple interests and the school offers opportunities to explore them. They know that wondering minds go further. The world is rapidly changing; they might not know what the future will bring, but they know they’ll be ready to succeed and better prepared to better the world!


RYE YMCA Nursery School
The new Rye YMCA Nursery School in Mamaroneck, for ages 18 months to 5 years, is now accepting registration for fall 2023—morning or afternoon program, 3, 4, or 5-day options. Children learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-reliance. Their caring childcare team engages children in learning and exploration using the highly-regarded “Creative Curriculum.” Children enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, games, sports, story time, STEM activities, healthy snacks, and more!


Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. They offer customized and personalized programs with in-person, online, and hybrid options for PreK to 12th grade. Certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, algebra through calculus, chemistry, and other sciences. They help students prep for the SAT (average gain of 262 points) and ACT (average gain of 6 points), as well as state and standardized exams, such as the Regents Examinations and the New York State Tests. Huntington’s programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Huntington is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible.


Since 1947, The Chapel School (TCS) has ENGAGED a diverse community of LEARNERS in creative and challenging academics with personalized attention that enables them to REACH their potential. TCS has ENCOURAGED EXPLORERS to REACH inside of themselves and experience their thriving music, arts, drama, and athletics programs. And, TCS has EMPOWERED LEADERS to REACH up to God with thanks and praise and REACH out to others with hearts of giving and service. TCS’s award-winning preschool offers 2-day Preschool 2s, 5 AM Preschool 3s, PreK, and Jr. K 4s focusing on social-emotional development and kindergarten readiness. Join the TCS Family and give your child the opportunity to Reflect, Renew, REJOICE and REACH UP and IN!


superscores pret

SuperScores Prep is a full-service tutoring company specializing in online, one-on-one college test preparation, college admission essays, and many AP courses. We also provide executive functioning coaching and strategies for students from grade school through college. They have extensive experience with students at all levels and learning styles and help many students with IEPs and 504s receive testing accommodations. SSP offers personalized online tutoring with tutors from all over the country and English/Reading and Executive Functioning help in person in our Jersey City Heights offices. Call today for a free consultation to work together to design a program to help your student get into their dream college and succeed in all future endeavors.


Ossining Children's Center

The Ossining Children’s Center provides full-time loving daycare and education for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. OCC also offers care and educational enrichment for elementary school-age children before and after school and full days on school holidays and vacations. Open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., year-round. Talented teachers and classroom assistants give each child the individualized attention needed from infancy to middle school to find and foster their learning styles and talents. In addition to the classroom staff, enrichment specialists in gardening, nature study, music, theater, art, and physical education round out the curriculum. Children and parents thrive with OCC’s “extended family” approach that gives them love and support that they can rely on. The Center’s brand new building (opened in the fall of 2020) boasts state-of-the-art classrooms, a gymnasium, three playgrounds, a sports field, and a stunning view of the Hudson River.


GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection

GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection has been a quick, easy, and free resource for families throughout Westchester for over a decade. From preschool through college, GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection offers personalized service that quickly connects you to highly qualified, competitively priced academic tutors and extracurricular specialists for every type of learner, accommodating every type of budget. Tutors on GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection’s referral list help strengthen subject comprehension and test-taking strategies, boost confidence, build skills, develop in-depth an in-depth understanding of subject matter, provide your child with the individualized attention that they cannot get in a crowded classroom, and provide motivation, accountability, and foster a love of learning whether your child is struggling to keep up with schoolwork or interested in moving ahead.

Receive $50 off your first lesson with a new GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection Academic, Extracurricular, or College Advising Specialist with the mention of Westchester County Mom. 



EF Academy’s mission to open the world through education inspires everything they do. At their private high school welcoming day and boarding students from 60+ countries, students engage in a learning experience that asks them to explore diverse perspectives through collaboration, analysis, and reflection to develop the skills necessary to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing their generation. Immersion in this global community prepares students to navigate an ever-changing world. The rich cultural backgrounds of the student body enhances learning and prepares students to construct a unique yet united globe. EF Academy strives to empower the next generation of global changemakers. Located in the heart of Westchester County, students can study the US high school curriculum, with an opportunity to explore the IB curriculum and join a variety of sports (varsity, JV, and intramural), clubs, activities, and field trips, all while having the whole world in their classroom. They are now accepting applications for Fall 2023.


Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons offers care for children from six weeks to six years and provides age-appropriate programs for each age and stage. The early years are a treasured time, and they make sure they’re full of learning and fun! They’re here to provide experiences that capture the joys of childhood while protecting each child’s well-being, nurturing their individual development, and paving the way for success in school and life. Their preschool program is designed to give each child complete confidence in every aspect of their experience at Bright Horizons. From health and safety to ready-for-school curriculum to the full support of experienced teachers. Just as important, their program is based on what research says best prepares children for kindergarten and all the big steps ahead.



LOVE2LEARN, located in Bronxville, NY, provides various educational services for children ages 2-9. Remy Silvestre, MS SPED, has worked with children with diverse needs in public and private schools throughout Westchester and NYC for over a decade. From partnering with families and related service providers to developing a personal learning environment to address each child’s specific needs, Remy strives to create a positive learning environment filled with creativity and fun where students truly enjoy their educational journey. Walking through the door, you will find a cheerful and stimulating environment that encourages creativity and exploration with hands-on activities and diverse multisensory strategies. At LOVE2LEARN, Remy’s mission is to instill a true love of learning in each student who walks through the door.

Receive a free consultation with the mention of Westchester County Mom.


Scarsdale Community Baptist Nursery School

At Scarsdale Community Baptist Nursery School, they recognize that learning through play is of paramount importance in a child’s development. Their play-based, church-affiliated nursery school is a vibrant and dynamic learning environment designed to ignite your child’s love for learning. The dedicated team of experienced educators understands the importance of nurturing each child’s unique qualities. Your child will embark on exciting adventures, discovering the world through imaginative play, music, art, and movement. Children will learn the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. They offer small class sizes, low student-to-teacher ratios, and bright, cheerful classrooms! Visit their website or call to schedule a tour!

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