The Anne Brower School

Grow, Discover, Shine:

Our Nursery 3’s Program on Long Island’s North Shore

Nestled in the heart of Huntington, our Nursery 3’s Program provides a world of growth, discovery, and confidence, perfectly designed for the curious minds of our 3-year-old learners.

playful, adventurous, inquisitive

Our vibrant, warm, and engaging environment offers endless opportunities for your little ones to thrive as they begin their educational journey.

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At The Anne Brower School, we embark on an exciting journey tailored to the rich tapestries of our young students' minds, fostering their intellectual, emotional, and social growth.

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Our Nursery 3’s Curriculum: Comprehensive and Fun

At The Anne Brower School, we provide a supportive and creativity-filled environment, specially constructed to inspire our Nursery 3’s scholars to grow, discover, and shine.

From storytelling that sparks a love for language to hands-on activities that develop fine motor skills, each aspect of our thoughtfully designed program caters to the developmental needs of young learners and encourages them to exercise independence, explore their interests, and express themselves freely.

In our vibrant classrooms and outdoor spaces in Huntington, NY, our experienced educators guide our students through a unique combination of play-based activities and structured lessons enabling children to understand their world and making their first educational experiences both joyful and meaningful.

As they play, learn, and grow with us, they not only acquire new skills but also develop a sense of belonging and a love for learning that will stay with them long after they leave our nurturing school environment.

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we’re not just a preschool program

We’re a close-knit community that cherishes each step of your child’s development, fostering a path of exploration and wonder.

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Embark on a journey of growth and discovery with your child at The Anne Brower Schools Nursery 3’s Program. Schedule a visit today to experience firsthand our picturesque campus and innovative curriculum ideal for the care and enrichment of your three-year-old!

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Building Confidence and Joy in Our Little Learners

At The Anne Brower School, our teachers encourage children to embrace new challenges and experiences, nurturing their confidence by recognizing their efforts and achievements, and guiding them towards realizing their full potential.

This attentive backdrop allows them to explore, make mistakes, and learn, all while building their self-assurance and sense of accomplishment.

Our educators are dedicated to recognizing the individual strengths and potential in each child, tailoring their approach to meet the childrens’ unique needs. This personalized attention ensures that every child feels supported and confident in their abilities.

By celebrating successes big and small, and by guiding them gently through challenges, we instill a sense of resilience and joy in learning that they carry with them well beyond their early years.

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Nursery 3’s Learning Goals

Our program supports and enhances our students’ natural developmental journey. We focus on facilitating critical areas of growth, ensuring each child is gently guided towards achieving these vital developmental milestones and skills, setting a solid foundation for their future progress in years to come:

Emotional
Skills

Three-year-olds further their emotional development by expressing a wider range of emotions, understanding simple rules and expectations, showing empathy and concern for others, beginning to recognize and manage their feelings, and demonstrating increased independence while still seeking comfort from familiar adults.

Language
Skills

Three-year-olds enhance their language skills by forming more complex sentences, asking numerous questions, using language to express thoughts and feelings, understanding and following more complex instructions, engaging in basic conversations, and starting to recognize simple written words.

Problem-Solving
Skills

Three-year-olds advance in problem-solving by participating in more complex pretend play, understanding cause and effect, showing curiosity and asking questions to make sense of the world around them, solving more complex puzzles, and beginning to understand basic concepts of time and sequence.

Motor
Skills

Three-year-olds refine their motor skills by running, jumping, climbing with more confidence, improving hand–eye coordination through activities like drawing and building with blocks, beginning to learn skills like cutting with scissors, and further developing self-care abilities like dressing and toileting.

Social
Skills

Three-year-olds grow socially by playing cooperatively with other children, understanding and following basic group rules, showing more awareness of others feelings and needs, engaging in role-playing and imaginative play with peers, and starting to comprehend the concept of sharing and taking turns.

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Gift your child a lifelong love of learning

New discoveries, playful days, and endless smiles—see what preschool’s all about at The Anne Brower School. Come tour our idyllic Huntington campus and find out how our play-based approach keeps kids active and creatively engaged. Explore our flexible scheduling options and see what makes our school so unique.

Schedule a tour

Come visit our school! We’d love to meet you and your family, show you our campus, and introduce you to some of our educators!

Enroll Your Child

Click here to fill out our online application and secure your child’s spot today! Spaces fill up fast, so don’t wait!

Let the Learning Begin

Watch as your child grows in a caring environment tailored to their early development. Be sure to check out our flexible scheduling options to find the right fit for you and your family!

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A World of Wonder: Our Nursery 3’s Spaces

As you can see below, our North Shore school classrooms and playgrounds overflow with delightful adventure just waiting to be discovered.

From the vibrant, engaging classrooms filled with laughter and learning to the imaginative and safe outdoor play areas, these spaces are designed to inspire curiosity and joy in every three-year-old.

Browse through our photo gallery and see where magical moments of exploration, friendship, and growth happen every day.

It’s not just a place to learn; it’s a place where little dreams begin to take flight!

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Enriching Preschool Activities Built Right Into the Curriculum

Our enriching workshops offer a diverse range of activities, each crafted to stimulate young minds. And to amp up the educational fun, we built this exciting activity series right into our regular curriculum. Each class is an opportunity for your child to grow, learn, and thrive in an environment that’s as fun as it is enriching!

Music & Movement

Move through the world to the soundtrack of fun! Strengthen motor control and increase self-awareness through music and movement.

Talking Hands

¡Hola, amigos—vengan todos! We’ll listen to stories, sing songs, and learn to express ourselves in American Sign Language and Spanish.

Culinary Creations

Math and science come alive in the kitchen as we measure, mix, and melt our way to a belly full of delicious, healthy, and educational treats.

Imagination Station

Journey to galaxies unknown from the comfort of the classroom! Through pretend and dramatic play we’ll visit magical places and do extraordinary things.

Sensory Play

Creatively navigate a variety of stations filled with rich sensory experiences. We’ll get hands-on with the everyday materials that make up the fascinating world around us.

Explorer’s Club

Explore the great outdoors to uncover the hidden treasures of the natural world. We’ll run, jump, and play while learning all about our area’s flora and fauna.

Every month brings new thematic units, new materials, and new experiences as we build on the developmental progress made through year two.

Favorite units during the year include: All About Me, Farm Life, Dinosaurs, and How Our Garden Grows. We explore language and math through our daily activities, such as reading our names and setting the table for snacks. You can often find us singing, cooking, and creating child-driven artistic masterpieces. 

At The Anne Brower School we take enriching, educational fun very seriously and not a day goes by without a good time being had by all! 

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Care and Love: The Heart of Our North Shore Nursery School

At the very core of The Anne Brower School’s philosophy and programs is a deep-seated commitment to care and love.

Our programs are designed with a keen understanding that a warm, caring environment is essential for the holistic development of children. Every aspect of our curriculum is infused with compassion and a loving spirit, ensuring that each child feels valued, safe, and supported.

Our Huntington educators are more than just teachers; they’re caretakers of young hearts and minds. They create a reseptive atmosphere where children can flourish, feel secure, and develop a sense of belonging.

This approach fosters close, positive relationships between educators and children, which is fundamental for building trust and encouraging open communication. In our classrooms, laughter and affection are as prevalent as learning and discovery.

From the moment a child steps into our nursery school, they’re embraced by an environment that prioritizes their emotional well-being.

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By surrounding our students with care and love, we enhance their ability to learn and lay the groundwork for them to grow into empathetic, confident, and caring individuals.

At The Anne Brower School, we’re not just educating children, we’re nurturing future generations with the love and care that form the heart of all our endeavors.

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More Than a School: A NY Community of Support

At The Anne Brower School, our unique child-centered approach creates an environment where play, creativity, and individual growth are celebrated. Join us in a place where we not only educate but also connect hearts and minds, creating a community of support for our families and their little ones.

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Three Cheers for Threes: A World of Play and Learning

Join us as we celebrate the milestones and joys of this vibrant age through a series of insightful articles. Each piece offers insights and tips for supporting your little one’s potential and guiding them on their educational journey.

In the whirlwind of growth that is being three, play isn't just play. It’s the key that unlocks a world of learning, a shared language, and a way to connect with your three-year-old on their level.

Art is a vital tool for fostering 3-year-olds’ creativity, aiding their overall development. Through simple art projects, we're equipping them with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

The social development of 3-year-olds is a complex and fascinating journey. At this age, kids are just starting to navigate the intricacies of friendship and social interactions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling your child at The Anne Brower School is as easy as ABC! Start by filling out our online admissions form, which is a quick and simple step to begin the process of securing your child’s place with us. Enrolling early is always advantageous as it ensures that your child secures a spot, giving you peace of mind and allowing us to better plan and tailor our day program to provide the best experience possible.

Many parents find it helpful to book a tour of our North Shore nursery school prior to enrolling, as this offers a firsthand look at our Huntington facilities, allows you to meet our dedicated staff, and provides a glimpse into the day-to-day environment your child will thrive in. You can book a tour right here on our website!

The Anne Brower School’s Nursery 3’s Program offers a variety of scheduling options to meet the needs of working families. Families can choose from the following schedules:

  • Half School Day: 8:45 AM – 11:45 PM OR 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Full School Day (includes Lunch Bunch): 8:45 AM – 2:45 PM
  • Extended School Day (includes Lunch Bunch): 8:00 PM – 4:00 PM

We also offer the following programs with extended hours:

  • Early Drop Off: 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
    • Early Drop Off at The Anne Brower School is all about creating a positive and enriching experience for your child to begin their day. With our caring staff, a stimulating environment, and a focus on both social-emotional and cognitive development, you can be confident that your child is in good hands, ready to embrace the day with a smile and a sense of belonging. As the regular school day approaches, our staff gently transitions the children into their respective classrooms, ensuring a smooth transition into the daily routines.
  • Lunch Bunch: 11:45 PM – 12:45 PM
    • Lunch Bunch at The Anne Brower School provides a valuable opportunity for children to cultivate social skills as they develop healthy eating habits. While parents ensure their child’s nutritional needs are met by packing a healthy and nutritious lunch, our staff ensures a safe and enjoyable eating experience, encouraging mindful eating habits and providing assistance when needed. Following lunch, children engage in a variety of age-appropriate activities that complement the day’s lessons before being gently transitioned back to class time.
  • After Care: 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
    • The Anne Brower School’s After Care program provides extended care for children whose parents need an extra hour of coverage beyond the regular school day. Following a recharging snack time at 3:00 PM, children participate in a variety of enriching activities, including creative expression, physical activity, and cooperative games and puzzles. As the After Care program draws to a close, children have time to unwind, engage in free play, and connect with their peers before being reunited with their parents at 4:00 PM.

Families can choose to attend our programs based on the following schedules:

  • Full Week (Monday – Friday)
  • Three-day (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Two-day (Tuesday and Thursday)

We understand that many families have extremely busy schedules, and we’re committed to providing flexibility and support. The school’s scheduling options allow you to choose the schedule best suited to your family’s needs.

In our Nursery 3’s program, we’re dedicated to providing an environment that balances attentive care with engaging group interactions. For each class, we maintain a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:7, which is well below the ratio required by the state of 1:10. This allows our nursery school educators to offer personalized attention and support, ensuring each child’s individual needs are met and their curiosities nurtured.

Each class is composed of no more than 14 children. This number is ideal for fostering a sense of community among the children while still preserving the intimate, nurturing atmosphere essential for early learning. It also allows us to facilitate meaningful interactions and collaborations among the children, aiding in their social and emotional development.

Choosing between preschool, or nursery school, and daycare often comes down to the specific needs and age of your child. While daycare provides essential care and safety for children of various ages, a preschool offers a more structured educational environment.

In preschool, children are engaged in classes designed to foster early learning and development. These classes are tailored to prepare young minds for school, focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional growth.

Unlike traditional childcare settings, preschools provide a curriculum that lays the groundwork for academic skills and nurtures a love for learning, making it a more beneficial choice for early childhood education.

In our continuous effort to provide the most valuable and integrated learning experience for every child, we’ve extended our program hours to incorporate the enriching activities and specialized content from our after-school Recreational Programs directly into our core curriculum for all students to enjoy.

This means that all the unique benefits of the Recreational Programs will now be a seamless part of your child’s daily education, ensuring that each day is filled with the maximum level of engagement and learning possible!

Yes, our program at The Anne Brower School is specifically designed to prepare your preschool child for Pre-Kindergarten, especially within the unique educational landscape of North Shore, NY. As a private nursery school, we focus on providing a comprehensive service that nurtures each child’s development. Our curriculum is tailored to bridge the gap between nursery schools and Pre-K, ensuring a smooth and effective transition (whether you stay with us for Pre-K or not!). We emphasize foundational skills that are critical for success in Pre-K and beyond, all within a supportive and enriching environment.

A large part of our student population is from the vibrant communities of Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor. However, families from all around the North Shore, including Centerport, Dix Hills, Green Lawn, Jericho, Lloyd Harbor, Melville, Muttontown, Northport, Old Brookville, Oyster Bay, and Syosset all call The Anne Brower School their home. This diversity of backgrounds and experiences enriches the school community and provides students with a unique opportunity to learn from—and celebrate with—each other.

The diversity of The Anne Brower School community is evident in its classrooms. Students from different backgrounds and cultures gather here to learn and grow together. Teachers at The Anne Brower School are committed to creating an inclusive learning environment where all students feel welcome and valued.

The Anne Brower School community is a strong and supportive one. Families and teachers work in tandem to create a positive and enriching learning environment for all students. The school’s vibrant community is one of its greatest assets, and it is one of the things that makes it such a special place to learn and grow!

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