Class Age Range
Toddlers 18 mos. - 2.0
Y2s 2.0 - 2.6
2s 2.0 - 2.11
Y3s 2.7 - 3.3
3s 3.0 - 3.11
4s & 4/5s 4.0 and up

These age ranges are general guidelines.

The Application Process

Application Lottery Family Visit


Admissions for the 2018-19 year has now closed. The new application for the 2019-20 school year will be posted in August of 2018.

Family Visits

All families accepted through the lottery will be asked to schedule a family visit, which will occur from November through February. We welcome parents and their children to visit Beginnings, learn about our program and see our classrooms in action. The family visit will begin with a private thirty-minute tour of the school with either a Beginnings teacher or a current/alumni parent. You will visit all the classrooms and observe teachers and children engrossed in their morning "activities period" or morning meeting. If the teachers have a free moment they will make every effort to introduce themselves and answer questions.

Following the tour your family will have the opportunity to chat and play with either Jane Racoosin, Director or LeeAnn Valvano, Assistant Director, for about thirty minutes. This is an opportunity for us to get better acquainted and answer any questions you might have. Our hope is that after your family visit you will better understand our values and approach to working with young children.

Beginnings is a member school of ISAAGNY and sends acceptance letters via email on March 1st, 2018 according to their calendar.

Financial Aid

Beginnings Nursery School is committed to being a preschool option for any family regardless of their financial circumstances. Financial assistance for families is available through the Beginnings Scholarship Fund. As a school community, we actively raise funds through our biennial auction and our educator tours. Financial aid is available for families applying or currently enrolled in any of our programs. All decisions regarding financial aid are needs-based, as assessed by the TADS (Tuition and Data Services) financial aid application and the availability of funds.

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