The Susan Odell Taylor School for Children

The Susan Odell Taylor School is a community of learners in Troy’s historic East Side neighborhood.  As one of the Capital Region’s finest accredited independent schools, we provide an exceptional educational experience for children age three through Grade 6.
Our engaging curriculum builds strong learning fundamentals, self-confidence, collaborative skills, and community responsibility within an academically rich environment that challenges each child as an individual while instilling a passion for learning.  The dedicated faculty and staff provide a supportive and affirming atmosphere, where students feel free to take the risks necessary to grow cognitively, socially, and emotionally.
The Taylor School is close to Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Emma Willard and Russell Sage College.  Families from Troy-as well as the surrounding communities of Albany, North Colonie, Latham, Clifton Park, Averill Park, Brunswick and Loudonville-take advantage of our innovative educational environment.

Suzanne Clarkson
116 Pinewoods Ave
Troy NY 12180
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Saint Gregory’s School for Boys

Saint Gregory’s is an independent, Catholic school dedicated to the education of boys and girls in Nursery – Kindergarten and all boys in grades 1-8. We offer full day programs for all age levels.

Saint Gregory’s is a Catholic, private school in albany ny. Saint Gregory’s primary school is located in the Capital District of NY in the town of Loudonville. We have small classes and give individual attention to students as they pursue challenging academic studies. As an independent school, our policies are set by a Board of Trustees made up of parents, alumni and community leaders.  Saint Gregory’s School respects the uniqueness of each student and embraces the diversity that each one brings to us.  We welcome students of all faiths.

Founded in 1962, Saint Gregory’s School is located on 22 acres in Loudonville, a suburb of Albany, New York and serves students from many surrounding communities. The school’s fundamental principles are: Academic Excellence, Christian Principles and Leadership Skills. Small class sizes, individual attention and advanced courses are offered. Saint Gregory’s accepts boys and girls aged 3 to 6 in its Nursery through Kindergarten program, and all boys in grades 1 through 8.  Saint Gregory’s offers full day Kindergarten and full day options for Nursery (3 year olds) and Pre-K (4 year olds).  Before and after school care is available.


Anne Frame
121 Old Niskayuna Rd.
Loundonville, NY 12211
Phone: 518.785.6621
[email protected]

Tiny Tots Early Learning Center Preschool

Nurturing your child’s mind, body and spirit! Join us for a Mommy & Me class, preschool, or summer camp!
If your child is attending our Early Learning Center Preschool program, they will receive the opportunity for self expression in a personal class setting.  This is a convenient and affordable way for parents to provide their children with the opportunity to express themselves.

Tiny Tots Early Learning Center Summer Camp in Clifton Park
Fun themes have been carefully designed so your child will have many rich and varied activities to stimulate his/her growth and development while attending our part day independent camp. In addition to the themes and weekly descriptions, your child will enjoy circle time, music, movement, art, cooperative games, story time, and a nutritious snack each day.
We look forward to seeing you this summer for some fun! Join us for 1 week or all nine weeks!!

Morning Camp- Ages 3-6 9:15am-12:15pm
Afternoon Camp- Ages 3-5 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tot Camp- FULL

Deb Ebert
1536 Crescent Rd
Clifton Park NY 12065
Phone: 518.371.2034

Mother Goose Nursery Preschool

Mother Goose Nursery Inc. is a preschool located in Schenectady, NY. They help prepare your child for Kindergarden. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays we have classes for the 4 year olds and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 3 year olds. Miss Debbie will give your child the tools they need to be confident when entering Kindergarden. Daily lesson plans include but are not limited to: ABC’s, 123’s, Project time, show and tell, circle time, reading, writing, colors, playtime, music time. Miss Debbie encourages the children to share and explore!

Jen Palleschi President or Ms. Debbie Teacher
2639 Hamburg St.
Schenectady, NY 12303
Phone: 518.355.8026


Leading The Way For Little Learners Child Care

Leading the Way for Little Learners provides child care for a full day of academic and social preparation for Kindergarten and the years beyond. Like most full day school programs, instruction will begin at 9:00 and conclude at 3:00.   Leading the Way for Little Learners is a place where learning is fun and engaging and it is our hope to instill that learning is something that can be done throughout one’s life. Available services include before/after school, summer camp, day care, and tutoring as well. Our class sizes are small to allow each child differentiated and individualized instruction.

Leading the Way for Little Learners is owned and operated by Melissa Allen, a permanently certified PreK-6 elementary teacher.  Mrs. Allen has 10 years experience in education  and has taught in the NYS Public School System for several years.   Having experience through coursework and teaching Kindergarten, Mrs. Allen is well versed in what children need to know before entering their academic adventures.

Melissa Allen
9 Nicolas Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.339.4842
[email protected]

Kids Express Childhood School

Kids Express is a new early childhood school program with a strong focus on theory of mind, social skills development, and character education. “We serve children who are developing at a typical pace, may be gifted, may be thinkers who see the world a little differently, may be English language learners, may be children who have not yet learned to self-regulate, or who just may need an environment where they are respected for being who they are.”

Tami Callister
PO Box 279
Latham NY 12110
Phone: 518.782.5404
[email protected]

Mater Christi School

Mater Christi School is pleased and proud to serve grades PreK to 8 in Albany, NY..  Visitors to our school consistently remark on the warm and welcoming atmosphere that immediately greets them and continues to mark their experience at our school.  Dedication and caring are hallmarks of the faculty and staff.We have 170 students consisting of 124 families  and 42 children attending our three and four year old pre-school programs. Busing is available through the City of Albany and other local public school districts for any student in K-8 who meet the distance criteria of 1.5 miles in Albany and less than 15 miles from other districts.

Theresa L Ewell
35 Hurst Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518.489.3111
[email protected]

Academy of the Holy Names

Academy of the Holy Names is the Capital Region’s only independent, Catholic, all-girls, college preparatory school. This private school offers girls an outstanding education in PreK (ages 3 & 4), kindergarten, elementary school, middle and high school. Holy Names is committed to the full development of each student in a safe and nurturing environment. Small classes, individual attention and flexible PreK options for girls of all faiths.
Because where she goes depends on where she starts!

Ellen Gelting
1073 New Scotland Rd
Albany NY 12208
Phone: 518.438.7895 x 208
[email protected]

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