Children enjoying the garden at General Seminary

Individualized care, with a high ratio of staff to children.

The Children's Garden

The Children's Garden Nursery and Preschool is a year-round, on-site child-care center located in Lorillard Hall (2 mos - 2 yrs) and 422 W. 20th St. (3- and 4-year-olds). All full-time matriculated General Seminary students are given an automatic 10% discount of Children's Garden tuition. Any General Seminary student can apply for additional scholarship aid of up to 50% of the Children's Garden 69 tuition through the Financial Aid office.

Children enjoying the playground at General Seminary

About the Nursery and Preschool

Licensed by the New York City Health Department, it is attended by the youngest children of General Seminary students, staff and faculty and by children from Chelsea. Beginning with infants, each child receives individualized care, with a high ration of staff to children. Throughout the day children participate in many mixed-aged activities.

Children enjoying a picnic on one of the many lawns at General Seminary

About the Curriculum

Preschoolers perform their favorite stories for the toddlers, toddlers accompany the preschoolers to the playground for exercise and exploration, and children visit between connecting classrooms. The curriculum is based on the children's interests, with a special emphasis on the outdoors. Music, art, cooking, science, math and language arts enhance studies of the seasons, families, friends, food, neighborhoods, bugs, etc.