Frequently Asked Questions

  • Circle – large group activities
  • Center time/free play
  • Lesson
  • Physical activity – outdoors or indoors
  • Snack – provided by preschool
  • Story/Songs
  • Full day children eat lunch and rest time
  • Our music teachers visit each of the classes monthly for a half hour of music.
  • Our yoga teacher meets with each three and four year old class monthly.
  • iPads are available to the classes as well as SMART Boards in the four year old classrooms.

Licensed by the NYC Department of Health, the preschool is required to follow all of the regulations of Article 47 of the Health Code including:

  • Teacher qualifications: Teachers hold a NYS license in early childhood education
  • Appropriate teacher/child ratios

o 2 year old classes: 1 teacher & 1 teacher assistant to no more than 12 children
o 3 year old classes: 1 teacher & 1 teacher assistant to no more than 16 children
o 4 year old classes: 1 teacher & 1 teacher assistant to no more than 18 children

  • The Moravian Church is the oldest Protestant denomination in the world. As a Christian church all of the sacraments are practiced such as baptism, communion, marriage and confirmation.
  • Children in our tuition based program will be exposed to Christian values and will say prayers, participate in celebrating Christian holidays and attend devotions once a month in church. Parents will be invited to join their child periodically. Children in Pre-K & 3-K For All will be offered a Christian curriculum.

Yes. Both 3-K & Pre-K for All are 5 full days a week for 6 hours & 20 minutes per day. Visit MySchools.nyc.

  • Families are an important part of our preschool. Teachers and administration are available for parent conferences as well as day-to-day communications.
  • Opportunities for parents to be involved include:
    – Parent orientation.
    – Parent-Teacher Conferences to discuss your child’s developmental portfolio.
    – A visit during a typical day to the class may be arranged with your child’s teacher.
    – Parenting Workshops.
  • Family events such as the Halloween Walk, Christmas Sing, Easter Egg Event, Family Picnic Family Worship, Church Services, Mother’s Day and Mystery Readers.

Safety is the highest priority for each child.

  • All doors in the building are locked and alarmed.
    Parents/caregivers and guests are buzzed into the preschool.
  • Children are only released to an adult who is listed on the emergency card completed by parent. A picture ID is required to be shown.
  • Safety drills such as fire drills, emergency evacuations drills are practiced regularly.

In September, the children will come to class on a shortened schedule with smaller groups in class. The classes are then extended slowly until it reaches the full schedule with all the groups combined. We also allow one parent to remain in the classroom on the first day for the 3 year old program, and the first week in the 2 year old program. If your child is still having a difficult time separating, the teacher will work with you on an individual basis.

Two and three year old children are not required to be toilet trained. However if they have a bowel movement during class someone must be available to change your child’s diaper, except for children in the 3-K For All Program.

Open Registration for our tuition based programs begins on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 9:00-11:00am on a first come, first served basis. On that day you will need to fill out and sign a registration form and make a tuition deposit of $600 plus a $100.00 registration fee payable by check or cash.

Morning classes generally do fill up more quickly, but if you are flexible, you will not have a problem registering. If your program is full, your child’s name will be placed on a wait list.

The advance tuition payment is non-refundable & non-transferable.

No, just tuition deposit and a one-time registration fee.

Whenever you have a question, concern or suggestion, just call the preschool office at 1 (718) 442-5350. The preschool director, administrative staff or teachers will be happy to help – either now, or when you become a member of the Castleton Hill Moravian Preschool family.