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Did you know that over 45% of American families do not have access or cannot afford preschool or daycare?

Let Playgarden Prep turn your library into a neighborhood preschool!

Learning Videos with real teachers build foundational skills for Kindergarten

Live Zoom Classes allow children to engage with peers and grow through social emotional learning

Hands-on Materials support and strengthen early learning

“Sleek, well-polished product that could appeal to a select group of parents. The videos and graphics are high-quality and dynamic. I think this would be a great resource to offer parents who want to reinforce what their children are learning in school, for parents who want to supplement learning, or parents who need to work on skills at home with their kids. We get questions from parents looking for resources and this provides a lot in one place.”

- Youth Services Department Librarian

Teaching children in all 50 states

Aligned with state early learning standards

Playgarden promotes

Playgarden Prep Online - Tessa, Brady’s Mother
“This program has been absolutely amazing and has gifted my son. At kindergarten registration they believe he might even be able to skip right to first grade with how advanced Playgarden Prep has helped him!! Thank you again!” Tessa Brady’s Mother
Playgarden Prep Online - Lexi
“As an educator myself I am consistently impressed with the amount of care placed into every aspect of Playgarden's online content. The curriculum is thoughtfully planned out with activities perfect to engage young children. Their program has helped set a foundation for education for John and has proven to be invaluable for learning at home. We could not have found a better online learning environment for our son!” Lexi Mom of John (4)
Playgarden Prep Online - Vivian
“My daughter loves learning with Playgarden Prep Online! She wants to watch every day and we feel safe knowing she is getting a daily dose of learning in every sitting!” Vivian Mom of Harper (2)
“Playgarden Prep is the best place for young children online! We did not know how much Henry would absorb through an online preschool and are blown away by how much he is learning! We would highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to prepare their child for school.” David Dad of Henry 3
“Playgarden Prep teachers are a god-send! Charlotte loves to watch her favorite teachers and we love that she is learning so much!” Marybeth Mom of Charlotte (3.5)
Playgarden Prep Online - Jackie
“Our daughters have learned so much with Playgarden Prep, not only educationally but socially too. The curriculum is impressive, flexible and well rounded. Our daughters also adore the Playgarden songs and listen to them every day. These songs and the Playgarden Prep teachers have become a part of our family.” Jackie Mom of Sienna (4) and Chloe (2)
Playgarden Prep Online - Stacy
“I never thought I could be in love with my child’s online preschool until he started at Playgarden Prep. This program has set the bar for me for online learning. The teachers are warm, incredibly engaging and introduce so many subjects! The educational materials are impressive and it is a gift to see my son enjoying learning so much!” Stacy Mom of Liam (4)
Playgarden Prep Online - Rachel
“You guys are amazing... my daughter knows letters, numbers, continents & planets before she even turned 3 and that barely scratches the surface! Thanks for helping parents give their kids real learning at home!” Rachel Mom of Gabriella (3)

Live Classes

Our UNLIMITED live classes ensure that children are engaged and learning throughout the day! Little ones can socialize with peers, and learn directly from the teachers they see in their daily lesson videos—the same teachers who teach our in-person classes in New York City!

We offer a variety of daily classes for all of our students, including:

  • Art
  • Nutrition
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Storytime
  • Spelling Bee
  • Worksheet Review
  • Karate
  • Story Sharing
  • Movement
  • and more!

We also have teacher-led Playdates with small student groups, to promote socialization.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is Playgarden's online Library Preschool program?

Playgarden Prep's online preschool is a premier online preschool program offering children 2-4 years old a private preschool experience at home! The Library Preschool program offers a private preschool curriculum, lessons with certified teachers, hands-on learning tools, and a daily learning schedule. You also get access to a program to help with everyday parenting. You can sign up for your free trial here

2. For which age range is this program best suited?

Playgarden's Library Preschool is for children ages 2 to 5 years old. We've found that it's most ideal for families looking to prepare their children for Kindergarten; most of our students are 3 and 4 years old, but children of all ages are welcome!

3. What are the benefits of Library Preschool for children and families?

Library Preschool addresses the immediate need for children to prepare for kindergarten. Our online preschool introduces real teachers, peers and the foundational learning skills needed to succeed at school. Our program encourages whole-child development and supports children in acquiring the early literacy skills needed in kindergarten. We aim to offer an effective option for families without access to preschool or preK programs due to availability or affordability. Library Preschool supports homeschooled children by providing social support through access to new friends and teachers. Our program also helps build early language skills which can be helpful for ESL students entering an English speaking program.

4. Is online preschool as effective as regular preschool?

Our online program provides the same teachers, lessons and hands-on learning opportunities found in our preschool locations. We provide children with important social opportunities through live Zoom classes and incorporate hands-on learning tools with worksheets and DIY projects. Library Preschool can be utilized as either a primary source or a supplementary opportunity for early learning. Little ones can enjoy our program year-round or use it for extra learning, either after school or during summer.

5. Do participating children receive a certificate for completing the program?

Absolutely! We love celebrating accomplishments. Our workbooks provide Diplomas for every letter learned and every month of work completed. We also provide a Certificate for having completed the whole school year of preschool online, using the uploaded worksheets and progress reports from your Student Cubby as evidence of your little one's hard work.

6. How do families sign up through their local library?

If you have a library card from a participating library, you can provide your library card number at signup HERE. After providing your library card number, you will immediately gain access to our Preschool program for FREE, with a complete school year's worth of educational content.

7. What are the system requirements to use this program?

Playgarden Online is a cloud based platform, which works on any device connected to the internet. Just visit to start learning! You can bookmark the site, and easily create a shortcut for desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. Playgarden is compatible with the latest versions of all major internet browsers.

  • Desktop: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge
  • Mobile:Google Chrome, Samsung Internet, iOS 11+

Stable Internet connection with a minimum speed of 5 mb/s

8. What is the pricing system?

Library Preschool is based on an annual subscription paid for by the library! Pricing is based on the number of cardholders your library has, as well as your library's operating budget. We want to make Library Preschool an affordable option for your library and we know every library is different. To find out what your price is, email our Library Account Manager Katie, at

9. What is the best way for families to use Library Preschool?

We also have engaging DIY projects that provide hands-on learning that can be implemented into your library's youth programming. These projects help little ones learn to follow directions, develop fine motor skills, work in a team, and allow them to work with trusted adults in their library. All of these skills help prepare them to succeed in a classroom environment.

10. Do parents or caregivers need to accompany their child during online preschool?

While we do suggest that an adult supervise your child while they watch our videos, we have developed the platform so that a child can watch unattended if you need to take a short break. You may find that your little one will need more supervision if they are younger, and less supervision if they are older.

11. Can families access Playgarden Library Preschool outside of the library?

Absolutely, Playgarden is designed for families on the go. It works great at home and in the library. It's early learning at home, at libraries and even on the road. The platform is optimized for mobile use so it's easy to use everywhere with internet access.

12. Can families utilize Library Preschool in languages other than English?

All our lessons are in English, but the Platform's instructions can be viewed in English or in Spanish! We are actively working to incorporate other languages, and expect to offer French, Portuguese, and Arabic languages in the near future. Families will be able to choose the language that works best for them to use the platform.

13. What is the program length and daily schedule?

If you complete your Daily Lessons consistently each week (while accommodating typical school year breaks, such as Winter and Spring breaks), the program will last for a full 9-month school year-though you are always welcome to take it at the best pace for your little one!

Because our Daily Lessons are pre-recorded, they can be completed at any time of year. Additionally, we offer our Live Zoom classes year-round for a whole year of learning! The days can be as long or short as you want! You can get a full day of online preschool learning from 9AM-12PM if your little one does their Daily Lessons, Worksheets, Activities, and more!

We also offer our Live Classes throughout the day, and you can visit our Video and Music Libraries at any time for an all-day educational experience!

14. Why does Playgarden want to partner with libraries to provide online preschool?

Children need quality early learning opportunities in order to be prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Preschool and PreK is not prioritized as highly as it should be in our country, leaving many families without the necessary options to ready their children to start school. Most American families are turning to libraries as their children's primary source of early education. Therefore, by partnering with libraries, we can help support early literacy and provide families access to free high-quality preschool from a trusted source!

15. I'd like to offer Playgarden Library Preschool at my library! What should I do?

Amazing! We are excited to partner with your library in providing early education to little ones in your community! Please email our Library Account Manager, Katie Ginther, at and let her know that you'd like to have your library sign up! Katie will then be in contact with your enrollment information.

Did you know that research proves children who engage in an early learning program with certified teachers are more ready to enter kindergarten AND perform better in school?

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Katie Ginther, Library Account Manager

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