Beginnings Nursery School is a community of children, families and teachers committed to learning and growing through a process of research and discovery. We aim to create a nurturing and stimulating environment in which children's curiosity is respected, creativity valued, and collaborations supported. We seek to strengthen our connection to resources in our world, including our community, neighborhood, city, and natural and found materials. Our hope is that during their time at Beginnings and beyond, children will deepen their love of learning, develop a thoughtful awareness of themselves and others, and have the confidence to pursue their passions.
Beginnings Nursery School, founded in 1983, is a progressive preschool located in the Union Square area of New York City. We educate children from 18 months to five years old. Our school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, and had the honor of hosting the 2015 Wonder of Learning Exhibit, the traveling exhibition of the infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy for five months last year. Over eleven thousand visitors came to the exhibit and saw how the town of Reggio Emilia values the work of the child in its community. At Beginnings, we are passionate about these ideas and hope to make the voices of the youngest citizens of our city heard.