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Preschoolers Programs

Ready, Set, Go! Preschoolers Program


3-5 years. Homeroom Instructors: Somer Adams, Monika Fisher, Anna Mudrick, and Jonathan Hack. Additional instructors: Cindy Schaffer, Lesley Countryman, and Jing Jing Ra


Our Ready, Set, Go! Preschoolers Program is dedicated to nurturing children’s innate creativity and curiosity in a flexible, non-competitive environment developed especially for 3-5 year-olds. Admission to the program is on a first come, first served basis.

Ready, Set, Go! focuses on enrichment and exploration, allowing children to participate in activities in art, literacy, science, movement, music, Mandarin. Class size is capped 12, and there are at least three instructors with the children at all times, to insure a nurturing environment for your child.

Children must be potty-trained to participate in the program.

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Ready, Set, Go! September 8, 2014 through June 25, 2015

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open now, and spots are filling up! We are open Monday through Thursday. Secure your spot today by putting down a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $1,000. 

We have spaces available as follows:

Monday & Wednesday mornings (for children ages 3-5 as of September 1, 2014): $6,960

Tuesday & Thursday afternoons (for children 2.9-3.9 years, as of September, 1, 2014): $5,400

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons (for children 2.9-3.9 years as of September 1, 2014): $8,100

Monday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (for children ages 3 to 3.9 years as of September 1): $11,000

Tours are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9am on the following dates:

March 11, March 13, March 18, March 20, March 25, March 27

April 1, April 3, April 8, April 10

Tours are for adults only. RSVP to Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227, x212 to attend a tour.




New! Once Upon a Child Program Winter/Spring 2014

A wonderful new program for preschoolers ages 3-5, Once Upon a Child uses themes to pique children’s curiosities and creativity, and engage them in multiple, interdisciplinary ways.  Each day will include time for children to have free play, circle and snack times.

Our Tuesday class, Once Upon a Discovery, will focus on science through hands-on experimentation; get ready to investigate with sensory concoctions, exploratory equipment and tools (such as magnifying glasses and magnets), and construction materials.

Our Wednesday class, Once Upon a Fairy Tale, will use classic stories as jumping off points for a plethora of activities: dramatic play, dancing, creating castles, and so much more!  Come be a princess, a knight, a dragon, or another character every Wednesday afternoon.

Our Thursday class, Once Upon a Journey, will make international travelers out of children as they “visit” a different country each week.  Get out your passport as we explore food, art projects, games, stories and music from various places around the globe.

Children can enroll in one, two, or three days of Once Upon a Child. The program runs from 1-3pm, with an option to add on early bird drop off (lunchtime) at 12:30 for a small additional fee. There are two sessions Once Upon a Child: January 28 through March 27, and April 1 through June 26.


Once Upon a a Child Enrollment options:

Spring Session, March 25 through May 22

One day: $400

Two days: $750

Three days: $$1,100

We’re also offering great discounts for these classes: Join with a friend or with a group of 7 or more and get 10% off the price!

Registration Information

Families are invited to attend free trials of the Once Upon a Child program on Tuesday, March 11 and 18, Wednesday, March 12 and 19, and Thursday, March 13 and 20. The deadline to enroll in the classes is Friday, March 21. Each class is limited in size.

Contact Jennifer Moore at (212) 877-8227 x212 or jmoore@rutgerschurch.com for additional information and to get suggestions about our programs for you or your child.

We love your program so much we constantly recommend it to local moms. You guys are amazing! We really couldn’t have asked for a better set of first teachers for our son. — Meneka, mother to a 3-year-old boy