Early Learning. Lasting Impact.

Our Programs


New York League's early childhood programs are designed around two aims: promoting the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children and supporting the needs of families.

Each classroom and location is distinctive, all welcome children from diverse cultures with different strengths.

The program provides safe and nurturing environments for children from 2.9 to 5 years of age.

Our curriculum incorporates the New York State Common Core Standards for Preschoolers and is shaped to meet the needs of children who come from homes where English is the second language.

All of our teachers are certified and deeply committed to the success of each child.

Services Include

  • Special Education
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Medical/Nursing Services
  • Play Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Family Counseling
  • Music/Art Therapy
  • Door-to-Door Transportation
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas*
  • Evaluation Services
  • Mono- and Bilingual Services
  • Pre-Kindergarten for All
  • Specialized Classrooms for Children with ASD
* Manhattan locations and the Greenpoint School have indoor play areas only. Outdoor play areas are conveniently located nearby.

NYLEL preschools are regulated and funded by the New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education.

All teachers and therapists are certified/ licensed by the New York State Education Department and receive ongoing supervision and training.

Center-based programs are licensed by the New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Day Care.

The Early Intervention Program is regulated and funded by the New York State Department of Health and in New York City by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The New York League for Early Learning admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate in the administration of any of its programs or policies.


An informed assessment is vital to an understanding of any child's strengths and needs.

We offer evaluations for children from birth to 5 years of age. This is essential in determining if there are developmental delays requiring intervention and is an invaluable guide for those who design and administer individualized programs of support. We bring years of experience to assessments that are both comprehensive and thorough.

Evaluations may include: Developmental Assessment, Psychological, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Educational, and can be conducted in a variety of languages.

Evaluation results are discussed with the family to make recommendations about potential interventions as well as service options.

Early Intervention

Caring for others is seldom simple, but helping to encourage and accelerate the progress of a child with delays can be particularly challenging for parents and care givers.

Early intervention services, including special instruction, speech/language therapy, occupational and physical therapy are provided to eligible children from birth to 3 years of age.


The advantages of bringing services to a child are an extremely important benefit to children and their caregivers.

LifeStart offers a range of therapeutic and educational services in homes, preschool programs, therapy offices, child care centers, or other locations in the community.

Services are available throughout Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester.

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