"Setting the path for your child to succeed"

Why is The Red Balloon a Good Choice?

Supportive Inspiring Staff

Come meet our warm and experienced teachers and you will instantly sense their dedication to each child and family. Our teachers plant the seeds for a lifetime of learning by providing an integrated play-based curriculum that encourages curiosity, problem solving and critical thinking. On any given day, you might encounter children acting out a story, experimenting with unique sensory materials, or passionately exploring a new topic of interest. We also offer off-site trips, special guest artists, social-emotional guidance and classes in music/movement and yoga. Our director and staff also partner with our families and guide them in finding the best ongoing schools.

Full-Day, Full-Year

No need to worry about after-school coverage, summer plans, or too little time for deep exploration. Our school is ideal for families looking for extended learning hours and a twelve-month program. Children have plenty of time to form close friendships, explore many learning goals, and delight in seasonal activities in this long-day, year-round program.

Incredible Space

We have much more space than most NYC preschools, including: large sunny classrooms, a 2,000 square-foot indoor gym, a 3,000 square-foot outdoor play deck, four large planters for gardening, a library with tables and chairs and thousands of books, and even a built-in wading pool.

Hot Balanced Lunch, Healthy Breakfast and Delicious Snacks

Our on-site chef makes delicious, healthy food and receives many compliments from even the pickiest eaters! With breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack our children consume 50%-70% of their daily calories at our school and we make certain they are nutritional calories. We also have an outdoor planter garden where the children plant their own fruits and vegetables and watch how food can grow in nature.


For over 40 years we have been committed to social and economic diversity & actively recruit families from diverse backgrounds. We provide over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our population. 88% of these families are of diverse backgrounds, low income, or families of color.

Children in Motion

Children at the Red Balloon where they learn, play, grow and learn to socialize with others, on the road to success.


The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start his educational experience, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff who created an environment that enabled him to develop important social and academic skills that helped him to become the student and person that he is ...


The Red Balloons scholarship program provides over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our families. Most of these families are of diverse backgrounds and low-income. 

Your generosity will help us continue to give these families the financial aid necessary to secure a quality education and a successful future. 

Thank you for your donation and support in the road to quality education for preschoolers.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Casino Night

    March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Staff Development Day

    March 9
  3. TBD

    March 9

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