Ridgewood YMCA 201.444.5600
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The Ridgewood Nursery School Finds a New Home at the Y

Partnership keeps longstanding nursery school open to the community  


The Ridgewood Nursery School will open its new school year on September 6, 2019 in a new home, at the Ridgewood YMCA. The collaboration allows children to receive an outstanding preschool education and develop further through swim, sports and other enrichment at the Y’s Oak Street location.     

Established in 1935, the Ridgewood Nursery School (RNS) has always provided a warm and caring environment where children can play, learn, and make new friends. The staff at RNS understand a child’s development is gradual and reflects cumulative influences over time. An industry leader, RNS believes all children’s journeys are unique and provides a balanced curriculum combining play, socialization, and academic based hands-on activities, allowing each child to develop at their own pace.  All RNS preschool families, will be members of the Y and enjoy the benefits of fitness, aquatics, group exercise, various clubs, and classes.

“We look forward to a new school year and are thrilled to team up with the Y in delivering meaningful education and overall enrichment to all children and families we serve,” says Maria D’Arpa, Director of the Ridgewood Nursery School. “The Y welcomes RNS and its staff with the expertise to provide families a curriculum and experience that truly nurtures a child at a crucial stage in their development,” says Ernest Lamour, Ridgewood Y CEO.

RNS provides private preschool for ages 2½ to 6 years-old. All teachers are certified with many years of experience. The school offers a balanced curriculum, large indoor and outdoor play spaces at the Y, and a variety of schedule options, including transitional Kindergarten. For more information contact 201-445-2643 or stop by the Ridgewood Y, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ.

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