Cuddle Avenue Preschool program for children aged 2-5 years old provides a holistic and child-centered approach to early education.
These programs emphasize hands-on learning, practical life skills, and self-directed exploration, in alignment with Montessori principles. Preschoolers are encouraged to engage in purposeful activities that foster their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Caregivers create a prepared environment that promotes independence, creativity, and curiosity, allowing children to learn at their own pace and follow their interests.
Our preschool uses specialized Montessori materials and techniques that promote sensorial exploration, language development, math concepts, and practical life skills, preparing children for future academic success. These programs aim to cultivate a love for learning, critical thinking skills, and a sense of responsibility and respect towards oneself, others, and the environment.Book a Tour
A specially designed, eco-friendly environment with nature-inspired elements and eye-level accessibility is waiting for your child to explore, be curious and create!
We provide unique and enriching educational experiences based on Montessori philosophy.
All our facilities are designed to embrace your and your child’s needs.
“Empowering young minds through a child-centered approach that fosters independence, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning.”
We serve homemade, organic Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks carefully curated by our food nutrition experts.
So Many classes to choose from
Why so many you might ask? Because we want to let your children explore, be curious and have fun!Book a Tour
Carefully selected and trained staff who guide the children and promote active and independent learning.
We deeply value appreciation from our parents for the efforts we put into providing exceptional care and education for their children.
We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience at Cuddle Avenue's Infant / Little Toddler location! The staff is kind through all of the interactions with both the kids and the parents, flexible in meeting the needs of our child, and incredibly responsive through their Slack channel / dedicated daily app. We would highly recommend Cuddle Avenue to friends and family — as a matter of fact, we’ve had another parent tour and join Cuddle Avenue as well!
We absolutely LOVE Cuddle Avenue! Our child has been attending since she was 8 months old. As first time parents, we were nervous leaving our baby in someone else's hands. But Ayna and her team have been amazing caregivers and made us feel so comfortable since day 1. We love how clean, organized and responsive the entire team is. We can confidently state that Cuddle Avenue is part of the reason why our child has reached every growth and developmental milestone sooner than expected. We highly recommend Cuddle Avenue!
I feel great that I made the decision to start my child at 1 years old in the care of Ayna and the team of caregivers at Cuddle Avenue. Ayna was previously my child’s provider at his previous daycare since he was 6 months old. I felt her attention to detail and noticed a difference in communication when she was gone. When I learned that she was opening her own place, I knew it was a good decision to follow her there. I knew my son adored her, but I also knew her passion for early childhood shows and glows! She goes above and beyond. She is an ambitious leader who seeks to learn and grow and collaborate, like any great educator. Being a leader in early childhood myself, Ayna’s willingness to share her ideas for growing a quality daycare and preschool program is community focused and admirable. She puts her passion for all of this into the caregivers she hires, the materials children play with and the experiences they have each day. I never doubted that my child wasn’t loved, cared for and engaged with each day. I see great things for Ayna’s future in the field of early childhood! Thank you for our special time at Cuddle Avenue.
We love Cuddle Avenue! My daughter has been with Ayna and Zumrat since she was 8 months old, she’s now 2.5! We followed them when we heard they are opening their own location! The care, love and nurture that you feel from the workers you won’t feel anywhere else. Cuddle Avenue provides great food, even my little one who is a picky eater ate well! I love how they celebrate all holidays, are very inclusive, they do so many activities and crafts! They are very accommodating and helpful with all transitions! We love Ayna, Zumrat, Nadya, Shaneequa and Crystal! Highly recommend this daycare!
Own by a lovely women. The staff is incredible! The amount of love and care they give to the kids is not taken for granted. I feel confident and happy to send my kids to this daycare. I recommend them so much! I cannot explain how much my son is happy to go there.
Please, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.
For Early Learning from 6 weeks up to 2 years, 15 children/class
For Preschool for 2 to 5 years, 12 children/class
Our tuition rates may vary depending on the program type, schedule, and age group. For specific information on our tuition and fee structure, please contact us directly or check prices here.
All our programs are dedicated to providing a unique and enriching educational experience based on the principles of Montessori philosophy. At Cuddle Avenue Academy, we follow the Montessori approach, which fosters independence, self-direction, and a love for learning.
Our classrooms are carefully designed with Montessori materials and our experienced Montessori-trained teachers provide a prepared environment that encourages exploration, discovery, and self-paced learning.
Our curriculum focuses on fostering the development of the whole child - including their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Children engage in a variety of hands-on activities that promote concentration, problem-solving skills, and self-motivation. Our Montessori environment allows children to follow their own interests and develop a deep sense of intrinsic motivation to learn and explore the world around them.
We also support: Sleep and Potty training in Early Learning programs
We understand the importance of qualified and experienced teachers in providing a high-quality early childhood education experience for your child. All our staff are certified in various Early Childhood Education and Training Programs such as:
If you have any further questions or would like more information about our teachers or our program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming your child and family to Cuddle Avenue Academy.
Cuddle Avenue all facilities are licensed and accredited by OCFS. You can find our licenses prominently displayed in each of our locations, ensuring transparency and compliance with all applicable regulations.
We provide both Part-Time and Full-Time programs. To accommodate all families we also offer early drop-off and extended day services. For further details on our program offerings, please visit the link provided below…
The student-to-teacher ratio in New York City preschools may vary depending on the specific school and its regulations. However, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) sets certain guidelines for child care programs in New York, which include the following ratios:
As part of our program, we ensure that our students are nourished with organic homemade meals throughout the day.
We take allergies and dietary restrictions seriously and make accommodations to provide menu options for vegan, vegetarian, and other dietary preferences upon request.
Our enrollment process is easy and straightforward. To enroll, simply contact us or schedule a tour on our page.
After your visit we will provide a link to our enrollment application form. We require certain documentation, including proof of age, immunization records, and emergency contact information.
Our friendly staff will guide you through the enrollment process and provide any additional information or forms that may be needed. We look forward to welcoming your child to our Cuddle Avenue Academy!