Students who graduate from Playgarden are guaranteed to meet or surpass their Kindergarten Readiness Standards.
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:
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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!
As an individual, simply create an account to start your 15 day FREE trial.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.
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.
Playgarden's Library Preschool allows families to create unlimited profiles for multiple children. Each profile will have an individualized learning path to get young children ready for Kindergarten. This means that families can watch thousands of educational videos on their own at home, or with other children at the library! A key component of the Online Preschool is the educational worksheets, which can be printed at the library for hands-on learning. With Playgarden's Library Preschool, young children can socialize with peers in-person at the library, and with teachers online during our live classes (via Zoom).
Playgarden Online is a cloud based platform, which works on any device connected to the internet. Just visit playgardenonline.com 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.
Stable Internet connection with a minimum speed of 5 mb/s
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.
Playgarden Prep's online preschool is a premier online preschool program offering children 2-4 years old a private preschool experience at home! The Online 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.
While our program is ideal for children aged two and up, little ones under two may still be able to follow along with our video lessons and worksheets. Because our memberships can be used for the whole family, younger siblings can benefit from seeing their older siblings at work. If you find that the Daily Lessons are too advanced, you can also try introducing your little one to our KidsCorner, which is full of funny educational videos for hours of Edu-tainment! At our in-person NYC preschools, children as old as 4 have benefited from Playgarden Prep's custom curriculum, and we look forward to providing advanced content worksheets in the near future to make our program even more useful for older children.
Absolutely! Playgarden Prep’s online preschool follows the same curriculum as our elite and award winning preschools in New York City. Your little one will learn from the same teachers that teach at our in-person schools, using the same worksheets and educational tools. With technology, our goal is to make sure that children can have access to a real, effective learning experience at home. Check out some of our parent testimonials that highlight how well their children are doing while learning with Playgarden Prep Online!
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!
Absolutely! Our program has been developed so that you can start it when it's most convenient for your family. Your little one will get started with their first day of class on our platform, and will continue to learn and grow as they progress through the program. Our virtual preschool live classes are meant to complement the daily learning from our lesson videos and worksheets, and to provide a place for little ones to socialize and interact with their teachers. You can access Playgarden Prep’s online preschool program from any desktop, tablet, or smartphone device— anywhere in the world! We are also working to make our lesson videos available for download, so that you can watch them even without a Wifi connection!
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.
Our online curriculum is the same as the curriculum we use at our in-person locations in New York City, where we've been the first preschool experience for children 2, 3 and 4 years old for over ten years. We know it takes time getting used to new things, so we've created a gradual and fun introduction to our program. Your little one will love and look forward to attending preschool online by the end of your 15 day trial! You can sign up for your free trial here.
When you sign up for Playgarden Prep's online preschool, you will have access to up to 1.5 hours of educational content every day, 5 days a week. This is about the same educational content that you get in a regular day of preschool! Our In-person preschool includes checking in, getting to the classroom, getting ready for class, lunch break, naps, getting ready to go home, and check out—all of which take a lot of time for children ages 2-5.
Yes—We make sure that our online preschool materials follow the Montessori Curriculum. While there may be some hurdles to jump over, we do our best to modify Montessori-based lessons for an online setting; additionally, we suggest Montessori materials that compliment our lessons, and can help you to set up a Montessori workspace to create a proper learning experience!
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.