MOMS Club of Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is an international non-profit
organization for mothers. We offer a variety of activities to our members and their children during the day, when we need interaction and support the most, as well as a monthly mom’s night out. Our calendar changes from month to month, based on the interests of members, the season, and current
Choose from each month’s offerings according to your interest and personal schedule. Current yearly dues are $25.
For more information, please contact our Membership Vice president at (518) 631-4633 or email MomsClubBurntHills@gmail.com. Our local chapter services moms of Burnt Hills, Ballston Lake, Scotia, Glenville and Rexford areas.
The MOMS Club does not endorse any particular school or business.
ABC Nursery School
13 Old Route 146
Clifton Park, New York 12065 (518) 383-1564
We are a pre-school, for children ages 3-5 years of age and have been serving the area for over 25 years. We have been voted the best pre-school in the area for 3 years running. All of the teachers are certified teachers, several have their Masters Degrees, and all are CPR and first aid trained. ABC is a unique pre-school setting. It helps children bridge the gap between home and their first school experience. We have a thematic curriculum. All children who graduate from the program are ready for kindergarten experiences.
We offer 5 day Kindergarten Readiness Programs as well as a
K-Wrap program, designed for children who are in a half day program. We also offer a truly unique 3 year program for children who aren’t ready to leave the nest. It is a warm, friendly and caring setting.
We also offer a full day program for children 4 yrs or older, and an After School Program for children who are school age. Our prices are very reasonable. Please visit our website, or call us at the school to set up a time to come with your child to visit .
Academy Nursery School
41 Werner Road Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 664-7440
Sandy Rivenburg, Director
Academy Nursery School is located on the campus of Helping Hands School in Clifton Park. The two programs share a scenic 5 acres with three large playgrounds, a nature trail, and riding toy area. The goal of each program, working together, is to meet the individual needs of each child and family and to foster readiness skills to maximize success in public school.
150 Corlaer Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304
Patti Vitale, Head of School
Brown School is Schenectady County’s only co-educational Independent School and has been educating nursery through 8th grade students since 1893. Brown School’s strong emphasis on quality, early childhood learning and on educating the whole child, means that children engage in innovative, cooperative, and collaborative lessons. Classes are small with student/teacher ratios average 6:1. Brown School’s early childhood educational philosophy draws from top educational theorists and embraces Piaget’s concept that children learn through play and interaction. Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Fine Arts are all integrated through careful planning and collaborative teaching. Classrooms allow children to explore dramatic play, literature, music, blocks and manipulatives through activities, special projects, and experiments. Nursery (3 years- olds) and Pre-K students attend art, movement, music, and library every week.
Burnt Hills Methodist Preschool
816 Saratoga Road Burnt Hills, NY 12027 (518) 399-5144
Mary Jo Farrell, Director Cheryl Brady, Teacher
Debbie Whitehead, Assistant Teacher and Registrar (399-6133)
For over 25 years, we have offered theme centered units including art, music, movement and resource visitors. The 4’s class also takes frequent field trips throughout the year. We have a large indoor recreation room and a fenced outdoor playground. The school has small classes for 3 year olds and 4 year olds. We have a full time teacher and assistant. Parents participate on a voluntary basis by helping with parties, field trips and other special programs. Classes are offered 9-11:30- 3 year olds on Tues/Thru., 4 year olds on Mon/Wed/Fri. We follow the BH-BL District Calendar.
Burnt Hills Nursery School
116 Kingsley Road Burnt Hills, NY 12027
Maureen Fulgieri, Teacher/Director
The Burnt Hills Nursery School has been serving families in Burnt Hills and surrounding areas since 1952. We are chartered by the New York State Education Department. The purpose of BHNS is to foster a positive and enthusiastic attitude toward learning and to help lay a foundation for successful reading, writing and math experiences in the future. We offer morning and afternoon programs for 3 & 4 year olds and summer playgroups. We also have an “open door” policy. Parent volunteers are always welcome!
Church Mouse Nursery School
202 Milton Ave. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-8362
Cheryl Dunkelbarger, Staff Administrator Jennie MacDonald, Office Administrator
Our goal at the Church Mouse is to cultivate individual personalities while preparing children for the kindergarten experience. Christian values are emphasized throughout the program. Classrooms are bright, clean, and spacious allowing our staff to give your child a quality preschool education in a warm nurturing setting.
Clifton Park Center Baptist Preschool
713 Clifton Park Center Road Clifton Park, NY 12065
Deborah Johnson, Administrative Director
Our school was established in September 1968. We offer your child a developmentally appropriate preschool program in a non-discriminatory, non-denominational Christian environment.
· Registered with the NYS Department of Education
· Convenient mid-town location
· Large outdoor fenced playground area
· Field trips
· Child friendly classrooms
Clifton Park Nursery School
344 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 371-5850
Louise Hanwell, Registrar (2’s & 3’s)
Tenaya Bannon, Registrar (4’s & Nature)
The “Little Red Schoolhouse” has been in operation as a Cooperative Nursery School since 1960. Clifton Park Nursery School is a family- centered program in which our parents, children, and our teacher all work and play together to create an environment that is supportive and enriching for all members. Our teacher, Barbara Adams, has over 25 years of hands on experience. She regularly attends professional development workshops, including the Ooey Gooey, Inc. workshops which provide training that brings high-energy and developmentally appropriate ideas for the classroom. She has a wonderful rapport with the children and strives to maintain a flexible curriculum that meets the needs of each dynamic class and our children. Programs for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. Limited co-op involvement for 1 day programs. Call or see our website for more information on class times or to arrange a tour.
East Glenville Christian Preschool
335 Saratoga Road
Scotia, NY 12302
Linda Wachtel, Director
Non-denominational Christian Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds focusing on Christian values and kindergarten readiness. Three year old classes meet Monday and Tuesday 9-11:30am. Four year old classes meet Wed., Thurs., Fri. 9-11:30 and 12:30– 3:00pm.
An optional enhanced class for 4’s on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-3:00pm, is available with enrollment in either morning or afternoon program. This is an enriched class with more hands on activities and will expand upon topics we have learned and also do new things including, but not limited to, activities with phonics, math, science and nature
JCC of Schenectady Early Childhood Program
2565 Balltown Road
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Andrea Leighton, Director Early Childhood Education
We are a play based program that cares for children who are 6 weeks to kindergarten age. It is our belief that each child should be encouraged to develop at his/her own rate. All of our programs are designed to foster the growth of self-esteem, social and emotional skills, problem solving techniques, and the development of one’s own interests. While one does not have to be Jewish to attend, the children of the JCC learn about cultures other than their own, while becoming knowledgeable about Jewish values, holidays, and traditions.
Little Angels Nursery School
First Presbyterian Church 22 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-3540
Nancy Giaquinto, Head Teacher/Director
Little Angels Nursery School has been a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa since 1990. Our preschool program is designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten with the social and academic skills they need to make a successful transition to elementary school. Our 3 year old program (T/TH from 9:15-11:45) is focused on social skills, recognition of shapes, colors and numbers. The 4 year old program (M/W/F from 9:15- 11:45) promotes kindergarten readiness. Children are given opportunities to follow multi-step directions and work on skills such as writing letters, numbers, and first name. We want each child to leave our school feeling strong and confident in their abilities to succeed in kindergarten!
Mayfair Nursery School
51 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12325
Carrie Pearson, Registrar
Mayfair Cooperative Nursery School offers ongoing enrollment for 3, 4, and 5-year old children. Our play-based program includes options that will ease the transition to full day kindergarten. Mayfair nurtures children’s creativity and imagination while building social skills,
pre-writing, pre-reading and early math skills through play and other developmentally appropriate experiences. Mayfair provides children a gentle bridge between home and elementary school by having parents help in the classroom. This is Mayfair’s 55th year.
We offer 3-day morning or afternoon classes and a 2-day Pre-K afternoon enrichment class, which can supplement our 3-day class or a 3-day class at another school. Our 3 year old program is 2-days a week in the morning. For more information and to set up your individualized school visit please call, and check us out at our website.
375 Saratoga Road Glenville, NY 12302 (518) 384-0074
Jodi McClernan, Head of School
We are a nonprofit school enrolling children from 18 months to 6 years old. Our trained Montessori teachers guide students through the classroom introducing them to a variety of activities which they are ready for. Each of our students is seen as an individual. We offer many options to our Toddler, Pre-school, and Kindergarten programs. Please contact the Head of School for more information and to schedule a tour.
Open Door Preschool
45 MacArthur Drive
Scotia, NY 12302
Audra Muscatiello, Lead Teacher/Owner
Open Door Preschool is dedicated to creating an atmosphere where parents are welcome and children feel safe to play, learn, and have fun. Our lead teachers are NYS Certified, and our curriculum has been developed using the Common Core Standards adopted by NYS. Our small class size allows us to personalize our curriculum to prepare each child socially and academically for kindergarten. Our daily routine includes circle time, free play, small group/one-on-one activities, snack, and an active playtime. We have use of a gymnasium in the building which allows us to be active even when the weather keeps us indoors.
The best way to know if Open Door is right for your family is to visit a class in action. Please call or email to set up a visit!
St. George’s School Preschool – Grade 2
912 Route 146
Clifton Park NY 12065 (518) 371-6351
Kristyn Alheim, Director of preschool Phyllis Aldrich, Head: preK – gr. 2
St. George’s Pre-school through grade 2 is based on a commitment to nurture each child so she/he can realize potential talents through personal attention to individual needs in small classes. Classes are small and are staffed by at least two certified teachers. We offer 3 and 4 yr olds a 1/2 day am or pm program with a 3 or 5 day option.
We also offer a full day pre-K program for 4 year olds who are almost ready for Kindergarten, as well as Full time kindergarten through 2nd grade. We feature a spacious secure outdoor recess area, a private 3 acres of forest and fields for outdoor learning options, & an indoor recreation hall. A Mandarin Chinese program starts with the all day 4 yr old program where the children learn basic vocabulary through art, dance, and singing. We warmly welcome visitors.
Spa Christian School
206 Greenfield Avenue Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-0508
Laurie Slater, Administrator
In taking a Christ-centered approach to education and encouraging young children to express their natural tendency to play and explore, we create a comfortable atmosphere in pre-school to naturally encourage learning. The classroom set-up and learning centers invite children to explore, converse, inquire, build and create individually and as part of a classroom community. Teachers plan lessons to make connections across physical, social, and cognitive domains of the child’s development, providing positive reinforcement to help children develop confidence and competence. 3 year old program meets Tue/ Thu 8:45-11:15am. 4 year old program meets Mon/Wed/Fri.
The Wonder Room
896 Saratoga Road (Rt. 50) Ballston Lake, NY 12019 (518) 602-0237
Chris Stack, Educational Director and Owner
The Wonder Room School offers children an opportunity to play and grow in a warm, nurturing environment. Our space is designed both for quiet, introspective work and cooperative social experiences.
Elements of High Scope, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia philosophies interact to adapt to the needs of each child at each stage of development. You’ll find a family feeling and a sense of community at The Wonder Room. Our preschool is a mixed age classroom of 3, 4, and 5 year old children. It meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. Come visit us during drop-in play hours to see what we are all about. We can’t wait to meet your family.
West Glenville Christian Nursery School
2172 West Glenville Road Amsterdam, NY 12010
Joelle West, Teacher
West Glenville Christian Nursery School offer a 3year old and 4year old program. Three year olds meet Mon. /Wed. 9-11:30am. Four year olds meet Mon./Wed./Fri. 9–11:30am. Both programs provide experience designed to enhance language, motor and social development in small classroom setting. Kindergarten readiness is promoted as well as knowledge of Christian values. We are located in the Scotia-Glenville School District.
YMCA Learning Ladder Enrichment Center
547 Saratoga Road
Glenville, NY 12303
Kathleen Rutledge, Children’s Corner Coordinator
Pooja Gosai, Childcare Coordinator
Our partial day early childhood education programs use Creative Curriculum. This approach to teaching pre-school children uses spontaneity and the ability to use everyday opportunities to help children solve problems, explore new materials and find answers to questions. In addition to Creative Curriculum, learning centers offer an excellent way to individualize the curriculum to meet the varying needs of your child. These areas within a classroom support a variety of activities. Materials are related by subject, purpose, or projected skills. Activities and materials are used independently by children or with the direction of a teacher, to reinforce skills and concepts.